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ESIP Winter Meeting: January 9 - 11, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Winter Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)! The 2018 theme is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years. 

  • There will be lots going on in Slack during the meeting, find your invite HERE. #winter_mtg
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Jean-Luc Bald

Delegation of the European Union
First Secretary for Space, Global Issues & Innovation Section

Mr. Jean-Luc Bald is the First Secretary in charge of Space at the European Union Delegation to the United States of America. In his role, he works on cooperation between the European Union and the U.S., in particular for space-based navigation, Earth observation, space surveillance and tracking and space research.

In his previous role, from 2008 to 2014, he worked on Galileo, Copernicus, European space policy, and defence and security industries within the European Commission's Directorate- General for Enterprise and Industry. Previously, he was at the European GNSS (Galileo) Agency in 2007.

Jean-Luc Bald has 23 years of professional experience in both the private and public sector, including a 3-year period as an entrepreneur. His career includes roles in financial management and in management consulting with a focus on the telecommunications, broadcasting and banking sectors. It took him to France, Germany, Belgium and now the U.S.

In 1992, adding to a Bachelor in Finance degree obtained in Strasbourg (France), he completed a Master's degree in Business Administration at the University of Kansas School of Business, USA, after having been selected for an exchange scholarship with the University of Strasbourg.