WP 5: Stakeholder and Industry Challenges



WP 5 has one Task to which Tiwah is contributing:

  • Task 5.6: Project outcomes exemplary application challenge [CREAF, 52N, IIASA, IMT] (M22-M23) Use and apply the ConnectinGEO methodology to a multidisciplinary challenge with indicators complicated to observe that might require cooperation between networks and complex observation procedures or data sources. The exact topic will be driven by stakeholders. Relations and links between Global Change, Climate Change, Carbon and Biodiversity as well as links to the planetary boundaries have been suggested as potential scopes. It will conduct the following activities:
    • Use the observation inventory analysis and the gap analysis in general, to identify potential stakeholders who can benefit from collaboration between themes. Develop a compelling argument to prioritize across domain target based on results from the work packages.
    • Determine stakeholders, develop plans for further research and investigate regional, national and international funding opportunities to cover this gap.
    • Analyse cost saving potential through collaboration across previously unrelated domains.

At the First ENEON Wporkshop held on September 21-22, 2015, in Paris, France, Tiwah proposed three options for the challenge to be addressed with the help of ENEON in this task. The challenge selected by the participants is the “Energy-Food-Water Nexus.” More details are provided in the presentation given at the Project team meeting on September 23-24, 2015 (keynote, pdf).

The Challenge was also presented at the ENEON Side Event in the week of the GEO Plenary in Mexico City. At the FUTURE EARTH WATER-ENERGY-FOOD NEXUS WORKSHOP: “Assessment of the state of knowledge related to science, integrated observations, and governance in the W-E-F Nexus,” which took place in Karlsruhe, Germany, November 23-25, 2015. The presentation done by WebEx is available as keynote and PDF file. It is envisioned to coordinate the task with the relevant “Future Earth” activities.