Digital-Earth.eu project got awarded

EUROGEO in collaboration with Z_GIS Salzburg University were awarded a Geospatial Policy Implementation Award at the Geospatial World Forum in Geneva for their activities on the EC funded digital-earth.eu project. Karl Donert received the award on behalf of the project at the event held in May 2014 (http://www.geospatialworldforum.org/)

The award was presented in recognition of the successful advocacy and promotional activities that directly impacted on the development of the use of geospatial science and technology in education. The digital-earth.eu project has been a partnership of 87 organizations from more than 20 countries. A European Centre was founded to generate a European infrastructure of expert Digital Earth Centres (http://www.digital-earth-edu.net) with the potential to form multipliers by working with many academics and educators in their own situations, influence national and European policy and communicate and advocate future visions as part of an informed Community of Practice. The network has created further innovation and entrepreneurial activity, through spinoff projects like Spatial Citizenship (http://spatialcitizenship.eu).

Source: www.eurogeography.eu/eurogeo-newsletter/news-2014-june.html