[okfn-discuss] Upcoming Event: Collaborative by Nature event - 11th November 2011, Cardiff (#gecoenv)

Nicola Osborne nicola.osborne at ed.ac.uk
Thu Oct 20 11:56:25 UTC 2011

Hi there,

I am emailing as I am involved in arranging an event that I think may be 
of interest to those on this list.

The event, called Collaborative by Nature: Interoperable Geospatial 
Approaches to the Environment (#gecoenv), has been organised by the 
IGIBS and NatureLocator projects, will focus on how environmental 
research data can be made interoperable across sectors and will take 
place on Friday 11th November 2011 at the Welsh Government Buildings, 
Cathays Park, Cardiff.

A broad range of speakers from the academic, public and private sectors 
will be taking part and we expect the event to generate some very 
interesting discussion and provide an opportunity to gain some insight 
into the developing plans for how the devolved government of Wales is 
rolling out INSPIRE, an EU directive requiring public authorities to 
make public data around the environment (a broad definition including 
health and demographic aspects) available and interoperable across Europe.

There will be an opportunity to see the first demonstration of IGIBS' 
innovative work to enable UK access management technology to secure 
public sector services in combination with academic sector services. The 
NatureLocator project will also be talking about their citizen science 
phone application,  LeafWatch, which is helping researchers to track 
Leaf Minor Moth damage to Horsechestnut trees across the UK.

The event is free to attend and the booking form can be found here: 

You can find out more about the IGIBS project here: 

And you can find out more about the NatureLocator project here: 

Please do feel free to forward this information on to any colleagues or 
mailing lists that you think may be interested in the Collaborative by 
Nature event.

The JISC GECO team, who are supporting a broad array of JISC-funded geo 
projects, will also be blogging and tweeting from this event so if you 
or your colleagues are unable to attend do keep an eye on the JISC GECO 
blog (http://geco.blogs.edina.ac.uk/) and the hashtag #gecoenv for 
reporting of the event.

We do hope to see you or your colleagues at this event.

Many thanks,

Nicola Osborne
JISC GECO Project Team

JISC GECO website and blog:  http://geco.blogs.edina.ac.uk
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