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.
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).
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 EcoDataCube.eu
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.
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.
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.
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.