We are building a decentralized open-source digital ecosystem to accelerate access and use of environmental data across borders
In this introduction video, Carson Ross, Project Manager, introduces the project by breaking the name down into its parts:
- Open, in support of open-science initiatives for the co-development of reproducible products;
- Earth-Monitor, the tools being created to track and monitor various environmental indicators; and
- Cyberinfrastructure, which is an ecosystem of actors creating and using data tools in support of the sustainable environmental policy.
Funded by the Horizon-Europe program of the European Commission, a consortium of 23 partners led by the OpenGeoHub foundation will provide operational solutions and decision-making tools for European and global initiatives, to directly support the objectives of the European Green Deal, the EU Climate Adaptation Strategy, the European Data Strategy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Field data and satellite-based EO in the hands of the people: OEMC will build upon existing open-source software and platforms to develop seamless environmental monitoring app solutions.
1. Working with stakeholders
The gaps and needs of stakeholders will be central to the design process of all OEMC tools. A stakeholder committee will be established and consulted via workshops and surveys.
Serving usable environmental information that will help achieve EU sustainability goals and circular economy.
and international cooperation
Monitoring trends to tackle the challenges posed by climate change, biodiversity loss and land degradation.
Integrating and supporting European open digital infrastructure to promote data uptake and business development.
Empowering both experts and stakeholders to enact real-world change with environmental data.
2. Building the cyberinfrastructure
We will build a future-proof data suite by harmonizing field samples, EO technologies and existing data portals. User-friendly monitoring tools based on gaps & needs will enable a diversity of users to search and use environmental information in the office and in the field.
3. Testing with use cases
OEMC monitoring platforms and their tools will be co-designed with users and tested with real-world applications, ensuring their relevance to help solve issues at any scale — be it regional, national, or global.
The Open-Earth-Monitor Consortium
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