14-15 October 2009 - TANGO Third User Forum organised in STRESA, Lago Maggiore, Italy

The 3rd TANGO User Forum will be held in Stresa, Italy on 14th - 15th October 2009 organised by the Directorate General Joint Research Center (DG JRC).

Dates : 14 October (starting at 13:30) and 15 October (ending at 13:00)
Location : Hotel La Palma, Stresa, Lago Maggiore, Italy (http://www.hlapalma.it/en/index2html)


Objectives of the User Forum
The purpose of the User Forum will be to share the demonstrations results that leverage satellite based telecommunication services to address Risk & Crisis, Maritime, Fisheries, Humanitarian Aid or Security policies.
The forum agenda will dedicate time for TANGO outcomes presentations and for discussions where GMES services providers and end-users will be able to provide their feedback and expectations for future improvements.
The forum will address issues of the future of GMES telecommunication with invited speakers from GMES and Satellite community as well European and International organizations.


User Forum Agenda:


TANGO 3nd User Forum – 14-15 October 2009
Hotel La Palma, Lungolago Umberto I 33, 28838 Stresa, Italy



14 October 2009

12h30 - 13h30  Buffet lunch
 13h30 –13h45


Welcome and Objectives of meeting by JRC


TANGO overview

Presentation by Astrium of the project objectives and major outcomes

 14h00– 15h10

Demonstrations of telecommunications integration within GMES services

The consortium will present the TANGO demonstrations and how the satellite telecommunications adaptations performed during the project have contributed to GMES services enhancements
Fisheries management – JRC
Maritime Surveillance – CLS

 15h10-15h30 Coffee Break
 15h30– 17h15 Demonstrations of telecommunications integration within GMES services (follow-on) 
Risk and Crisis management - Astrium
Humanitarian Aid – UNOSAT
Security – EUSC
 17h15 – 18h00

The  Common Telecommunications Services Platform  

Objectives, benefits and Roadmap for Common Telecommunication Service Platform – Astrium/Avanti
The CTSP platform demonstration – Avanti

 20h00   Dinner offered by JRC





15 October 2009



9h00-10h00  Telecommunications for GMES – Feedback and expectations for future
Invited Speakers will provide their testimony on usage of telecommunications in GMES services,  their  expectations for enhancements and their vision on the future integration of telecommunications in GMES operations
 10h00-11h30 Parallel Thematic Sessions
Risk and crisis management  - lead by Astrium
Maritime Surveillance and Fisheries management  – lead by CLS/JRC
Humanitarian Aid – lead by UNOSAT
Security – lead by EUSC
The participants will be divided in some thematic groups. They will be able to discuss in details the TANGO demonstration outcomes and provide their feedback on the usage of telecommunications, the CTSP platform and suggested improvements for the future.
  11h30-11h45 Coffee break
 11h45-12h30 Panel discussion: Operational telecommunications services for GMES: what benefits for the end-users in the future?
Representatives of Satellite Telecommunications and GMES community, of European and international organisations will provide their view on the future role and integration of  telecommunications for GMES 
 12h30-13h00 Conclusions
13h00  Lunch




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Location :  
Image An international tourist resort situated in a central but also panoramic and picturesque position along the lakeside roadway stands just in front of the Borromee isles.
Since the second half of nineteenth century up to the first decades of the twentieth, when the first English tourists arrived, Stresa, whose hotels and villas built in Liberty style make it unique, assumed its peculiar, elegant look. Nowadays it is a renowned holiday resort as well as an important seat of cultural manifestations, meetings and international congresses also thanks to its well-developed hotel system.


Stresa is about 45Km far from Malpensa airport and 110 Km from Linate airport. 



How to reach Stresa:

From Malpensa airport:

By bus: There is a direct bus service (9 euros) but a reservation is necessary using this mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . The bus takes 50 minutes.

By train: there is a connection from Malpensa Airport to Stresa using train with change at Busto Arsizio:


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Train timetable:

Malpensa -> Stresa 14/10/09   Stresa -> Malpensa 15/10/09  
 06:53->09:05   13:23->15:37
 07:53->10:07  14:43->17:07
 11:53->14:07   15:53->18:07



Further information about the train schedule at the website http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html



By taxi (around 40 minutes): the price from Malpensa to Stresa is around 90 euro

By renting a car: taking the highway A26 direction Gravellona Toce and exiting at Carpugnino

From Linate airport:
It is necessary to take a Shuttle bus to the “Centrale” railway station and from there take a train to Stresa (towards Domodossola or Ginevra=Geneva)

The TANGO user forum will be held at the Hotel “La Palma”.
The hotel surrounded by a large flowered garden is located in a quiet and central position on the lakeside of Stresa. All the rooms have air condition, satellite TV, safe, private bath with Jacuzzi and terrace. The hotel is four stars. Further information at: www.hlapalma.it

Other hotels are available in the surrounding area:

Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees (5 stars luxe)  www.borromees.it
Astoria hotel (4 stars)     http://www.stresa.net/hotel/astoria/
Regina Palace hotel (4 stars)    http://www.regina-palace.it/
Boston hotel (3 stars)     http://www.hotelbostonstresa.com/
Italie et Suisse Hotel (3 stars)    http://www.italiesuisse.com/

A list of all the other hotels is available at the website: