FOSS4G 2023

Increasing the uptake of Earth Observation services and products through European efforts
06-29, 11:30–12:00 (Europe/Tirane), UBT F / N212 - Floor 3

In this talk we introduce a European initiative with global effects that aims to support the uptake of Earth Observation (EO) data products and services by increasing European capability to generate timely, accurate, disaggregated, people-centred, accessible and user-friendly environmental information based on EO data. The initiative - Open Earth Monitor Cyberinfrastructure - is following a well defined workflow:
(1) Identify gaps and needs analysis : finding out what are the bottlenecks of data platforms together with stakeholders;
(2) Use open source EO computing engine : integrating EO with in-situ data to obtain improved geospatial data services and products;
(3) Build better data portals: harmonise, bridge and improve existing open source platforms;
Make data platforms FAIR: improve accessibility of data with open source licences and capacity building;
(4) Serve concrete goals: all Open Earth Monitor activities are centred around pre-defined use cases with various stakeholders.

We do not plan to reinvent the wheel, therefore all our efforts will focus on improving existing open source solutions and other initiatives, such as:,,,,,,, XCUB and Our developments will materialise in a series of monitoring tools at European as well as global level in various fields: forestry, natural hazards, biodiversity, crop monitoring etc.

In the context of Open Earth Monitor, Cyberinfrastructure is defined as the coordinated aggregate of software, hardware, human expertise and other technologies required to support current and future discoveries in science and engineering, enabling relevant integration of often disparate resources to provide an useful and usable framework for research, discovery and decision-making characterised by broad access and "end-to-end" coordination.

Open Earth Monitor Cyberinfrastructure has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101059548. (HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01).

Codrina Ilie is a technical geographer, an open source GIS/RS power user, actively working in improving open data services development at Terrasigna. In her 12 years of activity, Codrina has essentially focused on using open source GIS and RS solutions for data management, processing and visualization. As an advocate for foss4g, since 2010 she has been a volunteer trainer in the Romanian geospatial community, Since 2013, Codrina has been a Charter Member and today serves the community as an OSGeo Board of Directors member, within her second term.

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