Joint Research Centre
Digital Earth Lab

MYGEOSS Final EventOpen Data, Open Source, Open Minds

DG JRC and DG RTD and coorganising the final workshop of the MYGEOSS project on the 6th of December which will show case these mobile apps and web applications addressing eight main themes: Health Applications, Invasive Alien Species and Climate, Disaster Management, Water and Irrigation, Land Cover Change and Protected Areas, Education and Awareness, Urban Areas and Quality of Life and Air Quality and Weather.

The meeting offers a good opportunity to see first-hand how open data and mobile technologies have the potential of involving the public in monitoring the local environment and contribute to the policy cycle. From this perspective it is of interest to the whole Environment Knowledge Community. From a Digital Single Market perspective, it also offers the chance to talk directly with innovators who have tried to exploit open data to develop a new products and services, and see the barriers they have faced, and lessons they have drawn from this experience. This is important since much hope is pinned on the open data policy and the exploitation of open earth observation (e.g. Space Strategy for Europe) to support innovation, growth and prosperity in Europe, and reality checks give us a measure of the progress made.

Draft Agenda: 6th December 2016, 09.15–16:30


Welcome and introduction:  Ms. Ruxandra Draghia Akli (DG RTD),

Ms. Charlina Vitcheva (DG JRC)


About MYGEOSS (M. Craglia, JRC)


Health applications


FluSense: information on spreading of influenza (A. Molinska)


Flash: influenza modelling system (N. Gonzales)


eQUOS: environmental quality data for the outdoor sports (F. Macaluso)


Invasive Species and Climate


MySeasons: phenology to monitor seasonal change (J. Eberle)


GrowApp: climate effects on plant life (M. Begheyn)


IASTracker: for Invasive Alien Species monitoring (A. Just)


InvasiveAlienSpeciesEurope (K. Fullerton)


FaceBee: information about threatened bee species (M. Pascaud)


InsectAlert: dangerous insects, snakes, plants (S. Molinski)


Disaster Management


Geo-MAHA: hazards alerts (A Gerdjeva)


RescueNet: team management for emergencies (P. Partsinevelos)


GeoAvalanche: snow avalanche information system (F. Bartoli)


Water and Irrigation


Osiris: crop irrigation advice (A. Cerrillo)


Coffee Break


Land Cover Change and Protected Areas


CLOOPSy: Copernicus and citizen data for land mapping (D De Vecchi)


Protar: land cover change in protected areas (D. Wiesman)


C-Land: land cover changes (I. Serban)


Mohana: Natura 2000 and biodiversity (F. Reis)


MyNatura2000: characterising protected areas of Natura2000 network (M. Craglia)


Education and Awareness


FeedMyFriends: app to reduce food waste (N. Lipke)


MIGRATE: raising awareness about migration in Europe through gaming (M. Minghini)


Urban  Areas and Quality of Life


OpenStreetMap: for the dyslexic (M. Bernabé)


CityFocus: best places to live in a city  (G. Prestifilippo)


WalkTheCity:  walkability levels of European cities (Y. Photis)


iTree: awareness on importance of urban trees (G. Zeug)


OdourCollect: odour nuisance mapping (R. Arias)


QualityofLifeMapping (J Artieda Trigueros)


MySkyAtNight: light pollution and modelling (C. Kyba)


Air Quality and Weather


iAtmos (E. Niforatos)


Caliope: air quality forecast (M. Castrillo)


SenseEURAir: air quality measuring (S. Schade)


Lunch and Poster Session




The Horizon 2020 SME instruments and the SME InnovFin Guarantee Facility (S. Maenhout, RTD.B3)

The COSME: European programme for SMEs (J. Blanquez Yeste GROW.H1)


Discussion and Lessons learned from MyGEOSS

(M. Schouppe, RTD and M. Craglia, JRC):

  1. Barriers faced in accessing and using open data (and GEOSS Data CORE in particular)
  2. Legal issues faced in exploiting the data and developing the application
  3. Technical issues identified
  4. Feedback received from users
  5. Reflections on how to scale up and sustain operations
  6. Recommendations for the EC on new initiatives


End of meeting

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016