Friday, January 05, 2007

2nd Stakeholder Meeting of UNSDI HUCO scheduled for 25th January 2007

The HQ of the Hungarian Meteorological Service in Buda Image: HUNAGI Visuals Resource, 2006


Hot topics on the agenda of the meeting hosted by the Hungarian Met Service
25 January, 2007, Thursday 2 p.m.
Venue: OMSZ HQ
Budapest II. Kitaibel Pál utca 1

By invitation only!

Preliminary programme (translation will be completed later today):
- adoption of the preliminary agenda and overview of the developments of the past four months in the UNSDI HUCO relevant context (incl. UNGIWG-7, GSDI Board Meetings, GSDI9, EUROGI EMM, INSPIRE-UNSDI Meeting) ,
- The HUCO approach was selected as model to be presented at the UNSDI Global Partner Meeting scheduled for early March in Frascati hosted by ESA. Preparation of the enhanced presentation taking into account the guidelines of the UNGIWG. Contribution of the stakeholders, recommendations and discussion,
- prioritysed hot issues in the SDI context from the aspects of the economy/market, public services, education and reserarch,
- State of the art and actions to be taken related to the SDI strategy, INSPIRE taking into account the potentials of the National Development Operational Programs and the short term tasks of the Hungarian LMOs (FÖMI and Hung Met Service) as well as SDIC (HUNAGI) in association with the reviewing of the INSPIRE implementation rules released by the European Commission soon (with very short feedback time),

- Expectations, potentials expressed and contributions offered by the stakeholders to support UN SDI HUCO operations and HUNAGI as backing association of the wider GI community
- Summary of resolutions, actions to be taken and publication of a press release

Recommended background documents for the invited stakeholders:
INSPIRE latest available version http://inspire.jrc.it
INSPIRE implementation rules (if available at 25th January) http://sdi.jrc.it
SDI Cookbook 2nd Edition November 2006 http://www.gsdi.org
UNSDI Vision & Strategy (FAO) 2006 november http://www.ungiwg.org

Geospatial Information for the Sustainable Development (UNGIWG) 2006 http://www.ungiwg.org
National Development Plan http://www.nfh.hu
Operational Programs of the Implementation of the Information Society http://www.meh.hu (tbc)
Other recommended documents recommended by the stakeholders using hunagi@hunagi.hu ,
Best practices, examples: from Australia (governmental geospatial policy), Chile (Internet based imagery assisted service for territorial planning and analysis), Spain (governmental data policy and Local Governmental applicatuions using Open source tools) and Germany (intergovernmental coordination on federal level). Links will be provided asap.
Information will be given on the site on the activities of the EUROGI WAGs with special emphasis on the WAG International Alliance and potentials of synergy with INSPIRE and UN SDI.

The member institution representatives of the UN SDI Hungarian Coordination Board will be invited by Dr. Zoltán Dunkel, President of the host institution Hungarian Meteorological Service.

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