03/06/07

EUPOSŪ-IRC Know-how Offices


The operation will establish a network of EUPOS®-IRC Know-how Offices providing relevant information concerning satellite positioning applications.
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The operation will establish a network of EUPOS®-IRC Know-how Offices providing relevant information concerning satellite positioning applications. These Know-how Offices will have the task to identify regional policy experts and stakeholders in order to prepare a common strategy to use geoinformation based applications with benefits for the regional development. Goal is also to prepare the establishment of National EUPOS®-IRC Service Centres in order to ensure the know-how provision and the interdisciplinary information exchange for long-term. There are several fields in which satellite positioning can contribute to a sustainable regional development, e.g. urban and rural planning, traffic management, environmental protection, disaster management for example in the case of floods, land surveying, cadastre management, cartography or GIS applications. Those applications of the EUPOS®-IRC services that have a significant impact for the regions in various sectors of regional development shall be identified as well as the respective grounds for investments. Sustainable applications development, training of technical and regional development experts as well as attracting private and public investments will be promoted. EUPOS®-IRC will prepare demonstration pilots which show the relevance of the technologies for the regional development. One regional user workshop, study visits and a training course will take place facing the special situation in the partner countries. The possible members of a Regional Policy Board (RPB), which shall guarantee that the activities of EUPOS®-IRC are put long-term in relation to regional development activities, will be identified and it is striven to have a first RPB meeting. The operation will be presented on the internet and using a brochure. The operation will support the integration of the new Member States into the EU and the cooperation with the third countries by promoting the common use of satellite positioning technology in a compatible way.