The second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2) took place from 19 to 23 November 2018 at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.

IGOSP partners from CNR (Italy) and from Masaryk University (Chez Republic) participated in the Conference with oral presentations.

The Project Coordinator of IGOSP gave a presentation on "Knowledge Lab at COP2: what ERA-PLANET can do for Minamata Convention".

Link: http://www.mercuryconvention.org/Meetings/COP2/tabid/6355/language/en-US/Default.aspx

smurbs milestone meeting 2018

SMURBS ,which now traverses its 13th month of life, is currently organizing the PM1 Milestone Meeting, that will be held in Athens, Greece from 9 to 10 October 2018! The meeting will be hosted by the National Observatory of Athens and conducted in the premises of ELECTRA Metropolis Hotel.
During the meeting, SMURBS partners will deliver the major achievements of the 1st year of implementation of the project, while a thorough discussion regarding the themes (Air Quality, Disasters, Urban Growth) engaged by the project will take place.

eu geneva

ERA-PLANET Annual Project Meeting
11 September 2018
University of Geneva, Bd. Carl Vogt 66, Geneva

pdf Meeting Agenda

zip Click here to to download related presentations


ERA-PLANET will participate in the GEO Week 2018 which will take place in Kyoto from 29th of  October to 2nd of November 2018 in Kyoto, Japan.

This gathering of GEO’s 105 Member governments and 126 Participating Organizations will explore efforts and opportunities for the use of Earth observations for the benefit of humankind, focusing on GEO’s three priority areas: the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. More information and registration will be available here soon.


ERA-PLANET will participate in the EUROGEOSS Workshop which (formerly known as the European GEO Projects’ Workshop) will take place on 12-14 September 2018 at the University of Geneva and the Museum of Ethnography. The event is co-organised by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, the European Commission with the support of the University of Geneva.

The workshop brings together European players interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The aim is to look for synergies among the participants and to discuss how Europe can contribute to this international effort.

For more information please visit the EUROGEOSS website (https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/eurogeoss-workshop-2018)


In July, the GEOEssential Work Package 4 (WP4) members met in Frankfurt to discuss progress, establish collaborations, and define next steps to be taken. The event was organized by Aidin Niamir, Ricarda Prinz, Marta Gómez Giménez, and Thomas Hickler (BiK-F). This WP is based on five pillars: i) mapping the data landscape and data determination of EVs for Biodiversity and Ecosystems (led by CREAF); ii) species distribution and biodiversity indicators (led by GFZ); iii) ecosystem functioning and EBV indicators resilience (led by CNR), iv) strategies for supporting biodiversity policy needs (directed by MfN); v) development of input and evaluation data sets for process-based models (led by BiK-F); and vi) transfer of biodiversity and ecosystem essential variables and indicators to the GEOEssential Dashboard (driven by UNIGE).