IZG, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Geoinformation of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, is a new Associated Partner of EO4GEO, involved in several projects to help with the improvement of EO/GI skills.

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1) Short description of your organisation


The development of the EO4GEO BoK is supported by a network of experts. Becoming a contributing expert is easy. Register online and contribute to the BoK within the BoK editor: the Living Textbook. With regular intervals, the BoK will be publicly released and its content will be available to all tools within the EO4GEO BoK platform.

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To unlock the vast knowledge captured in the Body of Knowledge (BoK) in practical (software) applications, the EO4GEO project offers the BoK software platform. It serves as a universal access point for use of the Body of Knowledge and provides online availability of the BoK, a uniform way to refer to and retrieve concepts from the BoK, programmatic access and default BoK-related software components. In doing so, the platform enables a plethora of uses of the BoK, ranging from integration with other BoKs or linked data sources, annotating resources with the BoK, to full-fledged BoK-based software development and application integration.

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The EO4GEO BoK is now publicly available. In EO4GEO, experts work together in a web environment to be able to enter their contributions in a central view, in order to see each other’s work and align it amongst each other. This ongoing work can now be publicly seen in our working applications on the Web.

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The Body of Knowledge for Earth Observation (EO) and Geographic Information (GI), EO4GEO BoK, is publicly available, so what can be found there? — this article answers your questions.

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Based on the Body of Knowledge (BoK) and the Curriculum Design Tool (CDT), EO4GEO has developed a model for the creation of educational offers for Earth Observation and related curricula and designed a set of offers. After the business processes have been identified, the necessary knowledge and skills for possible present and future occupational profiles have been recognized as a platform for educational offer design.

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A series of training actions for different case-based learning scenarios in the sub-sectors ‘integrated applications’, ‘smart cities’ and ‘climate change’ are designed to test the methods developed in the EO4GEO project.

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Targets, training actions and providers


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Are you ready for the BoK for EO&GI?

  • What the Body of Knowledge (BoK) is and why is it important for the sector (link);
  • How the work on the BoK extension is organized (link);
  • And what the first results of the BoK development are (link).

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Sven, thank you for joining us. So, which are the pieces shaping the EO4GEO ecosystem of tools offered to the end user?


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1) What is your organisation currently doing for EO/GIS skills? (activities, partnerships, internal processes, etc.)

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