Ottawa Management Meeting Discussion topic: How to recruit new nations. Robert Tomas Issues to be discussed • The current numbers and the nations/organisations participating at.

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Ottawa Management Meeting
Discussion topic:
How to recruit new nations.
Robert Tomas
Issues to be discussed
• The current numbers and the nations/organisations
participating at the moment – any issues?
• Where are the big gaps in OneGeology participation?
• Are there any specific issues which stop people
joining?
• How should we approach getting new participants?
• Should we adopt a regional approach?
• Are people willing to take responsibility for regions
of the globe and recruit new countries?
• What other options are there for increasing
participation?
Current membership
• 67 Nations, 11 International organizations
Gaps (state of play)
Africa, MidleEast, Asia (India..),
Central America, East Europe (Balcan
coutries)
Ways to increase the number of
countries to take part in the 1G
(state of play)
Promotion
(website, newsletter, presentations, media…)
– IGC Oslo 2008
Project based activities
– OneGeologyEurope, AEGOS - African-European
Georesources Observation System,
Geoconnections, USGS-Geological map database…
Development of the regional network
– (definition of hubs – contacts or technical
facilitators of the 1G initiative )
Include commercial SW vendors
– (ESRI, ORACLE, Microsoft,GOOGLE ..)

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