The 2018 edition of the INSPIRE conference will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, 18-21 September..

The motto of this years’ event is INSPIRE users: Make it work together! Following the digital transition that is firmly taking shape, we now stand on the brink of a green transition. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change fuels the energy transition in the world. Circular economy principles, in which we consider waste to be resources, are increasingly incorporated in local policy.

Meanwhile administrations, research institutes and curious and involved citizens monitor the natural environment they live in and care for. At the interface of these different actors lies a fundamental asset of the INSPIRE Directive: the obstacle free sharing of geospatial data and information across all levels of government and borders!

Now that the INSPIRE implementation and numerous (EU) scientific, green and technical initiatives are maturing, time is right to effectively help elevate each other. We can make it work for the common benefit of our societies and the economy. If only we work together! Creators, specialists, developers and users of Europe’s digital highway will meet in Antwerp for sharing spatial data on the environment.

GISIG will be present with a joint giCASES and EO4GEO workshop ” Training and education in GI and EO sectors”. The registration at the INSPIRE Conference is open.

All the partners who are planning to participate in the INSPIRE Conference are warmly invited to participate in the workshop. Come and join us in Antwerp!

More info at INSPIRE Conference 2018