Open Earth Monitor — Global Workshop 2023

Let's co-create the Green Deal Data Space
2023-10-06, 12:15–13:00, EURAC Seminar room 1

The Green Deal Data Space (GDDS) will interconnect current fragmented and dispersed data from various ecosystems, both from the private and public sectors to facilitate evidence-based decisions and expand the capacity to understand and tackle environmental challenges, for example, for monitoring and reaching environmental objectives in biodiversity, resilience to climate change, circular economy and zero pollution strategies.

This workshop will be partaken by projects EuroGEO Action Group for the Green Deal Data Space in their quest to push the boundaries of data provision, and ensure a FAIR and TRUSTworthy data is available for building a more sustainable future. Some outcomes of the workshop may contribute to the new adhoc ISO TC211 working group on data spaces. Within this Workshop, the following projects will present their current approaches towards enabling the GDDS:

AD4GD: The aim is Integrate standard data sources (e.g. Insitu, RS, CitSci, IoT, AI) in the GDDS, improve semantic interperability, and demonstrate with concrete examples that climate change zero pollution, biodiversity general problems can be solved.

FAIRiCUBE: The core objective is to enable players from beyond classic Earth Observation domains to provide, access, process, and share gridded data and algorithms in a FAIR and TRUSTable manner. We are creating the FAIRiCUBE HUB, a crosscutting platform and framework for data ingestion, provision, analysis, processing, and dissemination, to unleash the potential of environmental, biodiversity and climate data through dedicated European data spaces.

USAGE (Urban Data Space for Green Deal) will provide solutions for making city-level data (Earth Observation, Internet of Things, authoritative and crowdsourced data) available, based on FAIR principles: innovative governance mechanisms, standard-based structures and services, AI-based tools, semantics-based solutions, and data analytics. It will provide decision makers with effective, interoperable tools to address environmental and climate changes-related challenges.

B³ - Global biodiversity is changing under multiple pressures including climate change, invasive species and land-use change. Yet biodiversity data are complex and heterogeneous, making it difficult to understand what is happening fast enough for decision makers to react with evidence-based policies. To solve this B³ will create Open workflows in a cloud computing environment to rapidly and repeatedly generate policy relevant indicators and models of biodiversity change.

GREAT: Funded by the Digital Europe program, aims to establish the Green Deal Data Space Foundation and its Community of Practice which builds on both the European Green Deal and the EU’s Strategy for Data. The project will deliver a roadmap for implementing and deploying the Green Deal Data Space, an infrastructure that will allow data providers and initiatives to openly share their data to tackle climate change in a multidisciplinary manner.

The Open Earth Monitor Consortium is working to contribute infrastructure to the GDDS.

The European data spaces promoted by the European Commission will ensure that more data become available to use in the economy and society and with a governance frameworks in order to facilitate data pooling and sharing in a data infrastructures. In addition to data-sharing, processing tools in a federated trustworthy cloud capacities will be made available, in a way compatible with relevant EU legislation – both in domain-specific settings and across sectors.

The GDDS will prioritize spatial data with a robust and comprehensive validation framework to check their compliance, quality and interoperability. For some people, the GDDS is a continuation of the INSPIRE initiative with a wider scope, to include Earth Observation data (e.g. Copernicus), EEA, IoT/sensor data, private data with public interest as well as citizens’ data. For others, the GDDS will offer an interoperable and trusted IT environment for processing data in the cloud. This workshop will contribute to the discussion by comparing several technical integrative approaches that may be part of the blueprint and roadmap with the instructions to integrate the GDDS as well as to discuss how to incorporate the high valuable datasets and governance structures. Giving the number of heterogeneous data sources, it will require an inclusive soft architecture with a still to-be-determined minimum set of components implementing new APIs and semantic interoperability.

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AD4GD Grant agreement ID: 101061001

Dr. Joan Masó (m) is a Principal investigator of CREAF leading specialized group on geospatial interoperability, GIS, remote sensing . (PhD in Geography, MSc in Physics, and a MSc in Electronic Engineering all in the UAB). Since 1995 he is a researcher at CREAF and GIS developer. Co-creator of the MiraMon compressed map in 1997 that has evolved into a distribution and preservation format. Teacher in a RS and GIS master in the UAB. Creator of Remote Sensing imagery visualization and download software for web data portals (the MiraMon Map Browser). Expert in JPEG2000 format. He is an active member of the TC of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) since 2003 (editor OGC 07- 057r7 WMTS standard and the new OGC 20-057 OGC API Tiles among others and chair of the Iberian and Latin American Forum; ILAF). Spanish representative in the TC 211 and editor of the ISO 19165 Preservation of geospatial data and metadata. OGC Gardels gold medal in 2018. Coordinator of GeoViQua FP7 project (research project about visualization of quality information in GEOSS), H2020 ConnectinGeo and currently HE AD4GD. Participant in several European projects related with biodiversity, citizen science, remote sensing and research infrastructures such as H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL, H2020 GroundTruth 2.0, H2020 WeObserve H2020 ERA-PLANET, H2020 E-Shape, H2020 BestMap, H2020 COS4Cloud (INTRAEOSC project), ESA-IHE Phenotandem, EEA InCASE, OEMC as well as some other national and local projects related both with remote sensing and geospatial standards and applications. Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI) former division president in the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Chair of the OGC API Common, OGC API Tiles and OGC API Maps working groups and member of the OGC Architecture Board. Co-chair of the Citizens Science GEOSS working group. Senior member of IEEE and member of the International Society of Digital Earth (ISDE) council. Chair of the Community of Practice in Interoperability for Citizen Science.

Quentin Groom is head of Biodiversity Informatics at Meise Botanic Garden in Belgium. His team works on many aspects of biodiversity science including invasive species, collection digitization, automated workflows, data publication, and more.