The partners of the AGEO Interreg Atlantic Area project met in Lisbon during the 11th and the 12th of November at the Instituto Técnico de Lisboa, coordinator of the project, to discuss the development of the AGEO Citizen Observatories and complementary actions.
Entities from the UK, Ireland, France, Lisbon and Spain – representing the European Atlantic region – met to discuss the needs for the creation of a tool to evaluate geohazards risks and the pilots that will engage civil society in the prevention, protection and management of geohazards relevant to the Atlantic Area and the participant countries specific regions.
During the first day a review of the progress of all Work Packages and the state-of-the-art of the five pilots were presented followed by an active group discussion.
On the second day, the members of the Advisory Board – an entity formed by experts in the areas covered by AGEO – attended to the meeting and offered valuable inputs for the best possible functioning of the project. These inputs are gladly received by the project partners and the AGEO consortium will follow them whenever possible.
On Wednesday the 13th, partner LNEG (member of Copernicus Academy) organized a workshop on the use of Copernicus for Geohazards, an essential part of AGEO, as the project has a strong commitment to encourage the regional-level uptake and use of products and services provided by European spatial data infrastructures, such as Copernicus or EGDI. This workshop had for objectives:
- Provide an overview of the Copernicus space program;
- Disseminate Copernicus’ role in the management of geological risks;
- Disseminate the AGEO project;
- Explore the application of Copernicus data and services on the pilot sites of AGEO’s citizens’ observatories;
- Identify constraints in Copernicus’ existing data and services;
- Identify future requirements for Citizens’ Observatories;
- Create links between different communities.
During the workshop, the AGEO pilots were once again presented by the partners and the upcoming El Hierro workshop, organized by partners IGME, ULL and LPRC was officially announced for April 2020.