OBSERVE project was represented at the the third Work Plan Symposium was held on 30 April-2 May 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland convening about 130 participants from 43 GEO Members and Participating Organizations. The Work Plan Symposium represented a key opportunity to highlight progress, exchange information, an foster coordination across the whole Work Plan. The main focus was on crossfertilization of the new Tasks – bringing together Leads and contributors from all GEOSS areas as well as members of the new Implementation Boards.
Ke objectives of the Symposium were to:
(i) Identify cross-cutting issues and build synergies across Tasks;
(ii) Guide and accelerate Work Plan implementation;
(iii) Support progress assessment towards the GEOSS 2015 Strategic Targets;
(iv) Collectively address issues and gaps; and
(v) Develop practical recommendations for the 2013 Work Plan update
All Symposium documents (incl. presentations) may be downloaded here.