A long-term strategy for skills development in the EO*GI sector

Figure 1: The EO*GI Science & Technology domain (Vandenbroucke, 2020, based on diBiase, 2006)
  1. The rise of new data sources and new analytical methods such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for processing the huge amounts of geospatial and other data coming from, among others: Copernicus (delivering TB of data every day, one of the biggest providers of EO data in the world), sensors that can nowadays be found everywhere, social media, etc.
  2. The development of new technologies and integration of existing technologies: these include the fact that devices are connected with each other through high-speed networks, new ways of computing such as High Performance Computing (HPC), etc.
  3. The continuous evolving user needs and their high expectations since they became part of this networked society. Users want to have instant access to data that are relevant for them, when they need it, but they also want to contribute to the debate, to take part in decision making, and they want to provide their ‘own’ information and insights.
  4. The emerging structural shift of industry and businesses: they become more and more automated, integrate new techniques and become almost all location-enabled.
  5. Finally all these developments occur within a changing legislative and governance environment: users not only demand more timely and relevant information, but they also raise issues related to data privacy and ethics, and they expect modernized governance and governments
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  1. Set up a skills intelligence mechanism to identify the skills and competences required and provide feedback on the evolving sector needs;
  2. Reinforce cooperation among stakeholders from the academic, private and public sectors on skills development and requirements;
  3. Develop a system to help and guide candidate learners in their skilling, upskilling and reskilling efforts;
  4. Facilitate and stimulate a more integrated approach on skills development across different value chains;
  5. Encourage citizens’ engagement, citizens’ science practices and hands on activities enhancing the inclusion/ recognition of EO/GI applications value in everyday aspects of life.
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