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GEO-CRADLE in a nutchell

GEO-CRADLE was launched as an EU H2020 Project with 25 partners from 3 continents, it was then upgraded to a GEO Community Activity, and it has recently been further upgraded to a GEO Initiative

The project brought together key players representing the entire EO value chain and promoted the uptake and exploitation of EO activities in the three regions (NAMEBA), GEO-CRADLE during its life time enhanced the current knowledge of existing EO capacities in the region (through an ongoing Survey), facilitated the cooperation between EO stakeholders (through a Networking Platform and several Events),identified the gaps and the maturity level (through analysis) and boosted the Maturity of the different countries in the region, enabled the exchange of EO data (through a Regional Data Hub),showcased concrete ways of tackling regional challenges related to adaptation of climate change, improved food security & water extremes management, better access to raw materials and energy (throughFeasibility Studies), and finally proposed a Roadmap for the implementation of GEOGEOSS and Copernicus in the three regions.

The GEO-CRADLE Initiative will be a continuation and extension of the work of the GEO-CRADLE which will capitalise, sustain and scale-up its results, as well as key outcomes of other relevant EU flagship projects and initiatives (e.g. GEOGLAMNextGEOSSERAPLANETEuroGEOSSAfriGEOSSGEO-VENEREO4SDG), in support of the 3 GEOSS priorities, namely Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and UN Strategic Development Goals.The GEO-CRADLE Initiative will include a geographic expansion to the Black Sea, a thematic expansion to the Disasters Management & Water Resources Management, and an advanced Operational Maturity for the operationalisation of services to the engaged users.