Public Meetings

3rd EM KEN meeting

The third EM KEN meeting was organised in the EuroGeographics Head Office in Brussels, 30 April 2014. 17 attendees joined in person and additional 15 connected by webinar -full details and presentations can be viewed here.

2nd EM KEN meeting

The second Emergency Mapping KEN meeting was organised on 28 February – 1 March 2013 in the premises of the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen,  Denmark. 

The meeting focused on discussion between the National Mapping and Cadastre Authorities and responsible European Commission bodies (EEA, JRC) on practical arrangements in assuring the access to authoritative geospatial reference data for GMES/Copernicus Emergency Management Service, review the status of the responses received from NMCAs, sharing best national and international practices in managing reference data in emergency events.

41 participants from 23 countries representing National Mapping and Cadastral Authorities, National Civil Protection Organisations, European Commission (JRC, EEA, GME unit) and the service provider of  Emergency Management Service (GIO EMS) attended the meeting and had valuable discussions.

Presentations from the second meeting: 

 Title  Presenter  Size [MB]
Update on GMES/Copernicus working programme 2013 Francois Chirie 0.2
GIO-EMS rush mode mapping service. Status after 10 months  Peter Spruyt 0.4
Practical cases/issues handling/combining satellite and reference data in GMES-EMS Andrea Ajmar 10
Access and use of NMCA’s  reference data  Eugenija Schuren 0.8
ccess and use of NMCA’s  reference data  Peter Spruyt 2.3
Comparison amongst river networks in Ebro basin Antonio Arozarena n/a
Regional Geoinformation Environment REGIA and Mobile emergency mapping e-service Egle Povilaityte 7
Lessons learned from Emergency actions in Poland Hubert Turski 5
8-9 July 2012 heavy rainfall and flooding in parts of Småland Gunar Lysell 1.2
Universal Map Module (UMM) Marcin Grudzień 2
The needs of the National Civil Protection of GRD Data and Access from different perspective Antonio Arozarena .5
What is expected on developing Service Instances for Emergency Management in E.L.F project Saulius Urbanas, Andrea Ajmar 1

Minutes (the latest revision - 10.04.2013) of the meeting.


The first meeting organised by the KEN welcomed many members and representatives of the European Environment Agency, the Joint Reserach Centre of the European Commission, ITHACA, the GMES Initial Operations Emerrgency Management Service provider and the GMES Bureau.

Presentations from the first meeting: 

 Presentation  Title  Size [MB]
  Agenda 0.4
1a. EEA -Eurogeographics agreement in support of GMES Emergency Management Service 0.4
1b. EEA -Eurogeographics agreement in support of GMES Emergency Management Service 0.01
2. Where we are today in arranging access to NMCAs reference data for GMES EMS 1
3. GMES overview and EMS 3
4. GMES Initial Operations -Emergency Mapping Services status report 3
5. Reference data needs practical examples 21
6. GMES EMS provider's perspective 0.3
7a. National frameworks and best practice -Spain 0.1
7b. National frameworks and best practice -Spain Civil Protection 1
8. National frameworks and best practice -Denmark 1
9. National frameworks and best practice -Belgium n/a
10a. Data access request draft letter EEA 0.01
10b. GIO EMS Formalism proposed by IGNF 0.1