The concept of CARAVAN
Following the ISPRS tradition, the OBSERVE project will launch a mini series of CARAVAN events in the Balkan countries.
The CARAVAN knowledge-transfer concept is simple:
- Visit target audience at their location rather than transporting them to the scientific and professional events.
- May focus on topics that are of interest to the region or the host country and aim directly to meet with local demands and needs.
- CARAVAN events will support cooperation between individuals, institutes and Countries within the region.
and its goals are set as :
- Knowledge transfer and capacity building
- Amplify the voice of local scientists and professionals
- Encourage their cooperation
- Elevate and support the status of local scientists, professionals, managers and officials that are dealing with spatial information
- Increase the awareness of the private, public and governmental communities, officials and decision-makers to EO
- Further the cooperation between individuals, institutes and Countries within the Balkan region in particular and outside the region, as well
OBSERVE CARAVAN will be launched in at least 3 countries:
- Bulgaria (Sofia, 01.03.2012)
- Albania (Tirana, tba)
- Serbia (Belgrade, tba)