13th UNGIWG Plenary Meeting

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Date: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (All day) to Friday, March 1, 2013 (All day)
Venue (short): 
Istanbul - TURKEY

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) cordially invite you to attend the 13th Plenary Meeting of the United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG) to be held in Istanbul, Turkey on 27 February - 1 March 2013.


Formed in 2000, UNGIWG is a network of UN professionals working in the fields of cartography and geospatial information management science to address issues of common concern. Since its inception, UNGIWG has been laying the foundations for a United Nations Spatial Data Infrastructure (UNSDI).

At its core, the UNSDI contributes substantively to the mission of the United Nations by engaging member states, regional organizations and partners in building consensus, policy and governance mechanisms to ensure that geospatial data and information sharing practices are used widely in advancing social, economic development, environmental and humanitarian agendas.

At UNGIWG-13 the Centre of Excellence for UNSDI Programme will report on its progress a year after its launch in Vienna at UNGIWG-12. Please see the provisional UNGIWG 13 Agenda for more information.

Kindly note that each participant is responsible for travel, accommodation, visa arrangements and all expenses. If participant has financial difficluties, it's possible to take cash loans online from our partners.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the UNGIWG Secretariat at contact(at)ungiwgsec.org for further information.

Looking forward to a productive UNGIWG-13 in Istanbul on 27 February - 1 March 2013.

 

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Group photo of the UNGIWG 13th Plenary Meeting Participants

 

 

 

 

UNGIWG Co-chairs, 2011-2013

Mr. Suha Ulgen
Senior Advisor on Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
Office of the Assistant Secretary-General and
Chief Information Technology Officer (ASG/CITO)
United Nations Secretariat
DC2-1810, New York, NY 10017, USA

Tel: +1 212 963 3217
Mobile: +1 917 288 6845

Mr. Matjaz Prah
OSI Coordinator, Office of the Director
On-Site Inspection Division
CTBTO Preparatory Commission
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 1200, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
 
Tel. +43 (1) 26030 6399
Fax. +43(1) 26030 59

 

UNGIWG Deputy Co-chair and Head of Secretariat

Ashraf ABUSHADY
FIMS & COMS Officer
Policy, Planning and Operations
Office of the Director, OSI, CTBTO
United Nations Center,
P.O.Box 1200, A-1400, Vienna - Austria
E-mail: ashraf.abushady@ctbto.org

TEL: +43-1-26030-6284
FAX: +43-1-26030-8-6284
Web: http://www.ctbto.org
Office: D1035 (D wing, 10F, RM.35)

 

 

 

Registration

Registration is Closed!!!!!

Participants

Nr. First Name Family Name Organization
1 Matjaz PRAH CTBTO
2 Ashraf ABUSHADY CTBTO
3 T.Suha ULGEN UN
4 Oleg ROZHKOV CTBTO
5 Mohamed MOHAMED UN
6 Paola DE SALVO ESRI
7 Gabor REMETY-Fülöpp HUNAGI
8 Gyorgy ZSIGA Culture Routes Society
9 Aaron CEDERBERG Culture Routes Society
10 Murat ERIM N/A
11 Patrick FLORANCE Tufts University
12 Christopher BARNETT Tufts University
13 Lorant CZARAN UNOOSA
14 Luc ST-PIERRE UNOOSA
15 Irem ÖZ Koç University
16 Atilla MATAS ITU
17 Hwa Saup LEE UNDSS
18 Rahmi Nurhan ÇELIK ITU & Spatial Informatics Initiative of Turkey
19 Virasouk PHILAVONK ITU
20 Denise MCKENZIE Open Geospatial Consortium
21 Steve MCDONALD Tufts University
22 Javier NEME-LOZANO UNGSC
23 Caner GÜNEY
Spatial Informatics Initiatives of Turkey & ITU
24 John LATHAM Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
25 Caroline  FINKEL Culture Routes Society, Turkey
26 Paul BOX CSIRO
27 Maria ANDRZEJEWSKA UNEP/GRID-Warsaw
28 Emanuele GENNAI ESRI
29 Robert ATKINSON CSIRO
30 H.Can ÜNEN Istanbul Technical University
31 Petri NEVALEAINEN iMMAP
32 David KAATRUD WFP
33 Salem AVAN United Nations
34 Melih BAŞARANER Spatial Informatics Initiatives of Turkey & ITU
35 Necla
ULUĞTEKIN
Spatial Informatics Initiatives of Turkey & ITU
36 Ahmet Özgür
DOĞRU
 
Spatial Informatics Initiatives of Turkey & ITU
37 Sevda Gül ERTÜRK Spatial Informatics Initiatives of Turkey & ITU
38 Gencay SERTER Orman ve Su İşleri Bakanlığı
39 Ethem AKGÜNDÜZ Orman ve Su İşleri Bakanlığı
40 Nagehan KAÇKA General Directorate of GIS
41 Özlem ESENGIN General Directorate of GIS
42 Onur PAŞAOĞULLARI General Directorate of GIS
43 Murat YILMAZ Nemedya
44 Jeroen TICHELER GeoCat
45 Bobby VAN DER LAAN GeoCat
46 Elizabeth ANGELL Columbia University
47 Kashif RASHID WFP
48 Ömer ATAKOĞLU Nemedya
49 Karl MORTEO FAO
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

Venue

 

 
SALT Galata
 
Address: 
Bankalar Caddesi 11 
Karaköy 34420 İstanbul 
 
 


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Travel Information

Accomodations

Conference rate of $100 for single and $120 for double occupancy are available at the Legacy Ottoman Hotel (www.legacyottomanhotel.com). If you would like to make a reservation, kindly write to Ms. Havva Yigit at havvayigit@legacyottomanhotel.com and indicate that you are a member of the UN group.
 

In general, it is possible to find some kind of accommodation in any district of Istanbul. Here is a quick list of the districts where they are concentrated most:

  • Harbiye is a popular place to stay, as in the main center of the new city on the European side, and contains a variety of international standard apartments, hotels, and moderate hotels for budget travelers. Nişantaşı and Taksim are 5 minutes from Harbiye so you can stay in Harbiye and benefit from all activities in Nişantaşı and Taksim.
  • Taksim is the main center of the new city on the European side. Locals and tourists go to Taksim for shopping and entertainment, as well as moderate hotels for budget travelers. There are also two hostels in this area.
  • Sultanahmet the main center for the old city on the European side. It has a selection of quality, reasonably priced hotels, many with terraces overlooking the Golden Horn, or with views of the Marmara Sea and the Blue Mosque. Most hostel-type accommodation frequented by independent travellers are located in this district, although it is possible to find a few upmarket hotels.
  • Quite pricey hotels can be found in western suburbs, especially around the airport, as well as on/overlooking the banks of Bosphorus.
  • With the closure of relatively central Ataköy caravan park, the place where you can tow your caravan nearest to the city is now located in Selimpaşa, a far outer western suburb of the city, though it is still a good 40 km away from central parts of the city.

Contact

CTBTO, Vienna, Austria

Ashraf ABUSHADY (Mr.)
FIMS & COMS Officer
Policy, Planning and Operations
Office of the Director, OSI, CTBTO
United Nations Center,
P.O.Box 1200, A-1400, Vienna - Austria
E-mail: ashraf.abushady@ctbto.org

TEL: +43-1-26030-6284
FAX: +43-1-26030-8-6284
Web: http://www.ctbto.org
Office: D1035 (D wing, 10F, RM.35)