27 March 2012 |
By INTERGEO |
Geoinformation holds enormous potential: “Geoinformation plays an important role in all key sociopolitical issues,” said Prof. Karl-Friedrich Thöne at the INTERGEO Round Table in Karlsruhe. All participants were in agreement with the President of the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW), the organization responsible for hosting INTERGEO from 9 to 11 October 2012 in Hanover. However, the experts – including representatives from the worlds of politics and industry – backed different approaches for the leading international industry forum with conference and trade fair. Dr. Georg Thiel from the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) called for a “national geoinformation strategy”, while Ernest McCutcheon, Managing Director of Karlsruhe-based DDS Digital Data Services GmbH, said that “too great an emphasis” was placed on data protection, favouring instead an approach highlighting the benefits of employing geoinformation.
19 March 2012 |
By German Env |
The Federal Cabinet adopted the German Resource Efficiency Programme (ProgRess) today. The goal of the Programme is to continuously increase raw material productivity in German industry through market incentives, research and innovation and advice, and thus to promote a further decoupling of our growth from resource consumption. ProgRess is the first comprehensive programme by the German government to address the sustainable use of raw materials.