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Coordinating an Observation Network of Networks EnCompassing saTellite and IN-situ to fill the Gaps in European Observations

Time frame: 2/2015 - 1/2017


Description: ConnectinGEO’s primary goal is to link existing coordinated Earth observation networks with science and technology (S&T) communities, the industry sector and the GEOSS and Copernicus stakeholders. The aim is to facilitate a broader and more accessible knowledge base to support the needs of the GEO Societal Benefit Areas (SBAs) and their users.

 There are 4 major objectives and success criteria:

  1. Enable a European Network of Earth Observation Networks (ENEON) including space-based, airborne and in-situ observations networks.
  2. Provide a methodology to convert the knowledge needs in the GEO SBAs derived from GEOSS Strategic Targets, the analysis of Copernicus services and the emerging SDGs into a coherent observation and measurement compendium for ENEON strategy and development.
  3. Apply the ConnectinGEO methodology to identify and assess the priority of gaps in observation networks in Europe
  4. Exploitation of the results.

52°North particpates in

  • establishing a European Network of Earth Observation Networks that can provide opinions and evidence of gaps in observation networks
  • introducing a Sensor Web architecture for the energy domain (solar surface irradiation)
  • analyzing GEOSS metadata using methods of descriptive statistics
  • reporting on ways to complement remote observations with in-situ observations.

The main task is to develop a catalog for in-situ data.

Commissioned/Funded by: European Commission  H2020 (grant agreement nº 641538)


Contact: Simon Jirka (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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