/ SMURBS - SMart URBan Solutions for air quality, disasters and city growth
/ GEO-essential - Essential Variables workflows for resource efficiency and environmental management
GEOEssential is addressing the need for trusted sources of data and information to monitor the progresses made on environmental conditions towards policy targets. The project will demonstrate the feasibility of Essential Variables across GEO Societal Benefit Areas. It will create cross-thematic workflows to evaluate, predict and monitor natural resources to inform via Earth Observations the Sustainable Development Goals. Existing structures and platforms will be analysed in order to identify substantial gaps and synergies for addressing the needs of environmental policy in agriculture, soil, water, biodiversity, energy, light and raw materials. Solutions for improvements will be provided in cooperation with GEO and Copernicus programmes. GEOEssential will create a Knowledge Base infrastructure to facilitate the collection and formalization of the knowledge (i.e. user needs, gaps recognition and recommendations for closing gaps, best practices, Community of Practice lexicon, etc.) stemming from the European NetworkEarth Observation Networks (http://www.eneon.net/graph) and from other significant Earth Observations (EO) initiatives and programs at the National and European levels.
DURATION: 1/9/2017 - 31/8/2020
NUMBER OF PARTNERS: 14
PARTNERS: UNIGE (CO), CNR, AUTH, CNIG, CREAF, FZJ, GFZ, IIASA, MFN, SGN, SRI, UFZ, UNICAL,UNIPD
Anthony Lehmann, Université de Genève, Switzerland
/ IGOSP - Integrated Global Observing Systems for Persistent Pollutants
/ ICUPE - Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments
The project “iCUPE - integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments“ is motivated by the fact that the role of polar regions will increase in terms of megatrends such as globalization, new transport routes, demography and use of natural resources. These megatrends have environmental effects and will drastically affect e.g. regional and transported pollutant concentrations. Overall, land and ocean areas located in the polar latitudes are undergoing and will undergo substantial changes due to increased anthropogenic activities during the next 40 years. As a consequence, the polar areas face interconnected grand challenges. The iCUPE project answers to ”European network for observing our changing planet” (ERAPLANET) thematic strand 4 (Polar areas and natural resources). By combining integrated in-situ and satellite EO with a modelling platform, iCUPE will 1) synthesize data from comprehensive long-term measurements, intensive campaigns and satellites, collected during the project or provided by on-going international initiatives 2) relate the observed parameters to impacts, and 3) deliver novel data products, metrics and indicators to the stakeholders concerning the environmental status, availability and extraction of natural resources in the polar areas. These data, metrics and indicators will be targeted to identified stakeholders. They will be useful for policy development and for improving and clearly communicating our multidisciplinary understanding of status of the polar environment and pollution dynamics in the future. The knowledge generated is relevant to the general population, policy makers and scientists.
DURATION: 1/9/2017 - 31/8/2020
NUMBER OF PARTNERS: 13
PARTNERS: UHEL (CO), CNR, AU, AWI, CNRS, EULS, FMI, GFZ, HZG, NCSR, PSI, TROPOS, SU
Tuukka Petäjä, HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO, Finland, Helsinki