Thursday, June 4, 2015

Prof Josef Strobl elected to EUROGI executive committee

At the recent general board meeting of the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (EUROGI) in Lisbon, Prof Josef Strobl was unanimously elected and confirmed as a new member of the executive committee. Prof Strobl has led the Austrian Umbrella Organisation AGEO for several years and will support the European education and research communities within EUROGI.

At the same time Prof Henning Sten Hansen from Aalborg University has taken the helm at EUROGI for the next office period, leading this unique association as an interface of the geospatial communities in academia, business and public administration with the European Commission and other European agencies.

EUROGI's Vision is that 'Geographic Information with all its aspects should become a fully integrated component of the European knowledge-based society'.

Its mission states 'in order to ensure good governance, economic and social development, environmental protection and sustainability, and informed public participation, the mission is to maximise the availability, effective use and exploitation of GI (geographic information) throughout Europe. This requires EUROGI to stimulate, encourage and support the development and effective use of GI and relevant technologies and policies, and to act as channel of the voice for the European GI community, private and public sectors alike'.

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