In the past
10 years, the CCI of Gers through the European Geomatics Centre (EGC) of
Gers has coordinated and participated in nine European Projects (GeoTraceAgri , GTIS CAP , PETER ,
PYRED , PYRED II , SOHO SOLO , RED LOCAL PLAN , GRISI , and Geo Fair Trade ).
The EGC of Gers' participation in these projects has been influential and completely necessary for its growth and success.
All European projects participated in have been either European Cooperation or European Research Projects. In effect, this has allowed the EGC of Gers to grow multilaterally, as opposed to unilaterally, in the fields of development, research, innovation, and cooperation.
Each project not only brings financing (funding R&D) but new partners who each bring with them new competencies to be learned.
Those competencies then allow for the advancement and progress of both the EGC of Gers and the field of Geomatics.
As one of the very few Geomatics centres in France, credibility and excellence is of utmost importance. Through its engagement in European projects, the EGC of Gers is able to advertise itself as a credible, reliable, capable partner. Ultimately, the EU and the idea it promotes (cooperation) has had everything to do with the existence of the EGC of Gers.