The OEMC video repository is an online resource that shares open-access talks, webinars, and educational materials such as trainings sessions. This is an online learning environment that aims at sharing and disseminate OEMC’s discoveries and outputs for Earth Observation analysis, integration and applications.

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Open-Earth-Monitor science webinars

Every first Thursday of the month

The Open-Earth-Monitor project, funded by the EU Horizon Europe research and innovation programme, organizes monthly science webinar hosting two researchers working with Earth Observations, geospatial environmental data, monitoring networks and alert systems and their applications.

Martijn Witjes presented OpenGeoHub’s efforts at creating a harmonized, multi-source spatiotemporal data cube for Europe, and how this data cube was used to produce consistent continental annual land use/ land cover maps. He also showed around the EcoDataCube platform that hosts the data cube and the land cover maps!

Joaquin van Peborgh is Director of Product at OpenEarth Foundation. During the Open-Earth-Monitor Science Webinar, Joaquin showcased the OpenClimate platform, the data schema and data aggregation work done, and its roadmap and opportunities of collaboration for the open source and open data community.

Expert interviews


Who is behind the science? We ask researchers to share their stories and opinions about the their work and potential implications.

Martijn Witjes is a PhD candidate at OpenGeohub Foundation, focusing on large-scale spatiotemporal land cover modeling.

Joaquin van Peborgh is Director of Product at OpenEarth Foundation.

Present and Future of Data Cubes

Date: 7 December 2022

The Open-Earth-Monitor project organized a workshop on state-of-the-art Data Cube solutions, what is missing and how to prepare for the future during the EuroGEO workshop 2022. The objectives were to review existing top-level solutions to organize large EO data, share and enable researchers and organizations to make use of it for applied purposes; understand which Open Source solutions provide cutting-edge functionality to process EO data and how to make EO data processing more transparent and more reproducible;  Moderators: Tom Hengl and Carson Ross (OpenGeoHub).

ENVISION develops and pilot tests innovative tools for the continuous, large scale and uninterrupted monitoring of farm management activities with regard to sustainability, in compliance with the CAP's agri-environmental objectives. At the workshop organized by the Open-Earth-Monitor project in Athens during the EuroGEO 2022, Thanassis Drivas from the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) presented the ENVISION Data Cube for Big Satellite Image Time-Series to support AI-based national-scale agriculture Monitoring.

The EcoDataCube is an Open Data Portal, a freely-accessible viewer containing gridded layers for Europe at spatial resolutions of 30-m or more. The maps are produced using FOSS4G software solutions, Machine Learning and Open Earth Observation data. The Open Environmental Data Cube for Europe data aim at serving decision-ready layers such as land cover, air quality and pollution, potential natural vegetation and similar and it was part of the Geo-Harmonizer project that ended in 2022. At the workshop organized by the Open-Earth-Monitor project in Athens during the EuroGEO 2022, Leandro Parente from the OpenGeoHub foundation presented the

AD4GD’s mission is to co-create and shape the European Green Deal Data Space as an open hub for FAIR data and standards-based services that support the key priorities of pollution, biodiversity and climate change. The focus will be on interoperability concepts that bridge the semantic and technology gaps which currently prevent stakeholders and application domains from multi-disciplinary and multi-scale access to data, and which impede the exploitation of processing services, and processing platforms at different levels including Cloud, HPC and edge computing. Joan Maso from Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF) showed the AD4GD project at the workshop organized by the Open-Earth-Monitor project in Athens, during the EuroGEO Workshop 2022.

B3 (B-cubed) stays for Biodiversity Building Blocks for policy and it is an upcoming Horizon Europe project that will use the concept of data cubes to simplify and standardize access to biodiversity data using the Essential Biodiversity Variables framework. These cubes will be used, in conjunction with other environmental data and scenarios, as the basis for models and indicators of past, current and future biodiversity. The overarching goal of the project is to provide easy access to tools in a cloud computing environment, in real-time and on-demand, with state-of-the-art prediction models of biodiversity, that will output models and indicators of biodiversity status and change. At the workshop organized by the Open-Earth-Monitor project in Athens during the EuroGEO 2022, Quentin Groom from the Plantentuin Meise presented the B3 project.

F.A.I.R. Information Cubes – FAIRiCUBE aims to enable players from beyond classic Earth Observation (EO) domains to provide, access, process, and share gridded data and algorithms in a FAIR and TRUSTable manner. This project’s goal is to leverage the power of Machine Learning (ML) operating on multi-thematic datacubes for a broader range of governance and research institutions from diverse fields, which at present cannot easily access and utilize these potent resources. At the workshop organized by the Open-Earth-Monitor project in Athens during the EuroGEO 2022, Stefan Jetschny from the Norwegian Institute for Air Research presented the FAIRiCUBE.

HARMONIA will provide a resilience assessment platform to help urban stakeholders understand and quantify Climate Change effects. Based on satellite and auxiliary data, the HARMONIA platform will offer a user-friendly knowledge base, dispensing detailed information on a local neighbourhood and street level. This will support local decision-making and foster a wide range of applications dedicated to climate adaptation and mitigation, such as Carbon Capture and Storage technologies. At the workshop hosted by the Open-Earth-Monitor project during the EuroGEO 2022, Anastasios Temenos from the National Technical University of Athens, presented this H2020-funded project.


OEMC Kick-off

Date: 15 Apr 2022

The mission of the Open-Earth-Monitor project consortium is to significantly accelerate the uptake of environmental information to guide current and future users in research, decision-making and citizens toward the most sustainable solutions. The consortium organized a public launch event in Wageningen on July 19th, 2022 to present the OEMC missions, activities, outputs and outstanding partners of the Open-Earth-Monitor project.

Tom Hengl, co-founder and technical director at OpenGeoHub foundation, introduced the Open-Earth-Monitor project and illustrated its missions, goals and activities at the 'Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the European Green Deal’ workshop held in Wageningen (NL) on July 19th.
Jean Dusart is a policy officer at the European Commission DG Research & Innovation. At the OEMC project kick-off, Jean explored how the novel Open-Earth-Monitor project can support the twin transitions, namely the ‘green transition’ upheld by the European Green Deal, and the ‘digital transition’ promoted by the European Data Strategy.

Erwin Goor, Project Officer for Environmental Observation at the European Commission’s European Research Executive Agency introduced the audience to another ambitious European Data initiative, the European Group on Earth Observation (EuroGEO): since 2017, it operates as an incubator to produce, deliver, promote, and scale EO services and applications in association with Copernicus programme, European countries and most importantly with users.

Ichsani is responsible for business development and development and use of Open data sets at OpenGeoHub foundation. Ichsani is agricultural land and water restoration, natural resource monitoring, soil carbon methodologies specialist. In this talk, Ichsani highlighted the gaps and reasons to achieve environmental data governance, and how the Open-Earth-Monitor project intends to encourage this process.

Gert-Jan Nabuurs is professor European forest resources at Wageningen University and Research. His expertise is European scale forest resource analyses, carbon sequestration under climate change. He is IPCC Coordinating lead Author in the Sixth Assessment Report for Agriculture and Forestry. In this talk, Gert-Jan shared his long-standing experiences in gathering
Patrick Griffiths is a Earth Observation Data Engineer at European Space Agency – ESA, based in Italy. At the Open-Earth-Monitor kick-off, Patrick introduced the data management burden affecting scientists, particularly in the EO space, exploring possible solutions and semplifications paths – as shown by the EuroData Cube and OpenEO Platform initiatives.

Stathes Hadjiefthymiades is a professor in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens. Stathes presented the novel Horizon-Europe project ‘EO4EU’ which aims at making Earth Observation (EO) data more accessible by providing an AI-augmented ecosystem with improved user interfaces for EO service and data powered by extended reality. EO4EU and OEMC are sister projects and will collaborate on multiple grounds in the coming years.

Joanna Ruiter is an Advisor Satellite Applications at NSO - the Netherlands Space Office. At the Open-Earth-Monitor kick-off, Joan discussed the importance of tracking impacts of environmental investments, making sure that funds are spent efficiently.