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Open Days: International conference in Basilicata

On 30th and 31st of October, the Region of Basilicata will organize an international conference in the framework of the European “Open Days”, an initiative of the European Commission and of the Committee of the Regions. The title of the conference is “Earth Observation and New Technologies for Environmental Monitoring, Assessment and Management”.

Experts from the NEREUS network (the Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies) will be invited together with those from other Italian and European Institutions interested in Earth observation and environmental monitoring. The aim is to present expertise in the Basilicata region for research, technology and governance, to share experiences and best practices and to promote partnerships for future EU projects through four thematic workshops (GMES-Kopernikus, GALILEO, ESA-IAP, Territorial cooperation). During the thematic workshops, the interested participants (download the form) will present their project ideas for the coming calls for tender to the EC and ESA officials and to potential partners. This will ensure preliminary evaluation concerning the coherence with the Programmes’ objectives and priorities.

The conference will take place in the Auditorium Comunale, piazza San Francesco, Matera (IT).

Simultaneous translation will be provided into Italian, English and French.

______________________________________________ You can register here____________________

Main topics:

I) GMES-Kopernikus, Galileo and COSMO-SkyMed activities for the Environment protection;

II) Prevention and mitigation of natural disasters (floods, forest fires, seismic events, etc);

III) Collection, processing and integration of environmental data and information management;

IV) Technical support to Public Administration for environmental policies decision;

V) Monitoring the climate change impact on renewable resources use (vegetation, forestry, food supply, land cover/use, desertification, biodiversity);

VI) International network and data sharing (INSPIRE EU Directive);

VII) Territorial cooperation;

During the conference will be organized bilateral meetings and guided tours in order to present the Basilicata region research and technological infrastructures.

Target audience: Regions, Universities, research centers, large enterprises, SMEs, media, agencies for environment, European Commission, Committee of the Regions, European Parliament, European Space Agency, Members States.



Regione Basilicata
Arch. Anna Abate
Email: opendays@regione.basilicata.it

Ing. Nicoletti
Mobile: +39.347.1202345


Programme (draft) - download file

Registration form - download file

New deadline: 25/10/2008

Project fiche - download file

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The closest airport to Matera is Bari - Palese. Here you can find the existing direct flight connections. A free shuttle bus to Matera city center is available from Monday to Saturday (click here for further information). Online booking is required.

Additional shuttle connections will be organized for the event. Information available soon.

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