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 About the project


EuroGEOSS is a large scale integrated project in the Seventh Framework programme of the European Commission. It is part of the thematic area: "ENV.2008. European environment Earth observation system supporting INSPIRE and compatible with GEOSS".


EuroGEOSS demonstrates the added value to the scientific community and society of making existing systems and applications interoperable and used within the GEOSS and INSPIRE frameworks.


The project builds an initial operating capacity for a European Environment Earth Observation System in the three strategic areas of Drought, Forestry and Biodiversity. It then undertakes the research necessary to develop this further into an advanced operating capacity that provides access not just to data but also to analytical models made understandable and useable by scientists from different disciplinary domains.

This concept of inter-disciplinary interoperability requires research in advanced modelling from multi-scale heterogeneous data sources, expressing models as workflows of geo-processing components reusable by other communities, and ability to use natural language to interface with the models.

The extension of INSPIRE and GEOSS components with concepts emerging in the Web 2.0 communities in respect to user interactions and resource discovery, also supports the wider engagement of the scientific community with GEOSS as a powerful means to improve the scientific understanding of the complex mechanisms driving the changes that affect our planet. Ultimately, EuroGEOSS outcomes will be extended to issues on a global scale through our sustainability nitiative to support user understanding and applications for improving societal conditions.

 Related links

  AEGOS (African-European Georesources Observation System)
  INSPIRE Directive 2007/2/EC
  GEOSS, the Global Earth Observation System of Systems

 EuroGEOSS posters

EuroGEOSS Poster- GEO VIII Exhibition Istambul_Nov 16-18 _2011
Poster prepared for the 4th GEO European Projects Workshop (Athens, 29 - 30 April 2010)
GEO-VI Plenary (November 2009)
Poster presented at the 3rd GEO European Projects Workshop (Istanbul, 8-9 October 2009)
Poster presented at the 1st GEO European Projects Workshop (Brussels, 3-4 September 2008)

 23 partners involved


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