…and yes! It was that time of the year where all EIFFEL partners (almost 30 participants) joined to showcase the successful results derived by unity and teamwork during these two years, share experiences and identify potential challenges for the future.
Two Horizon Projects, focused on tackling climate change, have joined forces with a view to advance climate research and ultimately support society to adapt to and mitigate climate change.
EIFFEL Pilot 5: Disaster Resilience > Drought, forest fire & pest risk assessment, organized on 31st of May an insightful workshop entitled "Drought monitoring and forecasting workshop", in collaboration with a national drought-related project, with the main objective to discuss drought forecasting and useful indices that can be leveraged from the perspective of different user groups (water resources, agriculture and water management).
On the 25th of May, 2023 a Sustainable City Workshop was held in Athens, entitled: “Climate Change Adaptation: Challenges and Perspectives” and the EIFFEL Pilot: Sustainable Urban Development had a pivotal presence among the 35 high profile members attending from various Municipalities (i.e. Vice-Head of European Commission Representation in Greece, representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Green Fund).
Our partner Prodevelop had one and only goal in the 7th edition of Smart Digital Ports of the Future (SDP) event that was organized at Rotterdam on the 16th and 17th of May. To raise awareness about the EIFFEL project and the dynamic of Pilot 3: Infrastructure & Transport Management.
The Municipality of Penteli represents the center of efforts of EIFFEL’s Pilot on Urban Sustainability. Within this framework and following liaison between the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) and the Municipality, a technical meeting was arranged, in the Old City Hall of Penteli Municipality in Athens (Greece), on May 5th 2023 between the Mayor, vice-Mayor for Environment and Urban Planning, and the Observatory’s teams that are responsible for the EIFFEL applications (EIFFEL Pilot 4: Sustainable Urban Development).
5 EIFFEL partners participated in the EGU Conference 2023 that was held in Vienna and online on the 23rd – 28th of April 2023. EGU is a yearly European Geoscience Conference and brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. This year the event welcomed almost 15.500 attendees from 107 countries and almost 3.400 joined online from 105 countries. It was a great success with 16.300 presentations given in almost 1000 sessions.
EIFFEL Pilot 1: Water & Land-Use Management Regional Scale & Cross-border with two intriguing participations in the NCR (Netherlands Center for River Studies) conference held at 12-13 of April 2023, aroused the interest of the event’s attendees for the EIFFEL project.
On the 23rd of March our partner IHE Delft organized an online stakeholder workshop for Water and Land-Use Management.
Two H2020 projects with a common goal to combat climate change joined forces on the 20th -21st of April 2023, on the occasion of the CiROCCO kick-off meeting and exchanged knowledge with a view to identify future collaboration.
EIFFEL project had a powerful participation at the International Building Decarbonization 2022 Conference that was held, for the first time, on November 5-7, in Athens, Greece.
“New approach for climate risk assessment supports decision-making under uncertainty”. A new article from EIFFEL Pilot Disaster Resilience > Drought, forest fire & pest risk assessment has just been landed!
Our partner Open Universiteit had an impressive presence at the American Geophysical Union 2022 (AGU22) that was held on the 12th – 16th of December 2022, in Chicago.
An elevated EIFFEL presence at the EuroGEO Workshop 2022, held in Greece (7-9 December) from a highly promising H2020 project committed to tackle climate change!
Our EIFFEL partner Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) participated at ICAT 2022 | International Conference on Applied Technologies that was held on the 24th of November, 2022 at the Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas “ESPE” in Quito, Ecuador.
EIFFEL project had a powerful participation at the SnapEarth Final Conference that was held on the 28th of November.
When Earth Observation meets Artificial Intelligence the possibilities are limitless! In this case let’s talk agriculture…
On the 1st of November, EIFFEL partner NOA representing Pilot Sustainable Urban Development had a constructive participation at the GEO WEEK 2022, in Accra, Ghana at the Side Event on Earth Observation and urban resilience “GEO Initiatives and European Projects: Synergies for Urban Resilience” organized by Project Harmonia.
On the 4th of November 2022 our partners from the BEYOND Centre of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) organized an online workshop entitled "Blending GEOSS-related datasets with the Umbrella Sentinel Access Point".
EIFFEL partner, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, had a distinguished presence at the 1st Space4Water Stakeholder Meeting, held on 27-28 October 2022 in Vienna Austria, organized by UNOOSA in partnership with the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW).
Our EIFFEL partner and coordinator of the project, ICCS organized an online two (2) day technical workshop, on the 13th & 14th of October 2022, focusing primarily on the usage of Sentinel Data for EIFFEL pilots.
Our EIFFEL partner Prodevelop participated in the II Congress of the Spanish Network of Smart Cities held at Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on October 10-11, 2022.
Data sharing and data management principles need to be advocated in the EO expanding community. GEO Secretariat is launching a service to raise awareness and highlight their importance.
EIFFEL partner i-BEC joined the 26th MARS Conference, held on 12-14 September in Barcelona (Spain), organized by the Joint Research Centre of the EC (JRC), the Spanish Paying agency (FEGA) and the Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda of Catalonia (GENCAT).
Our partner, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE organized two online workshops on 4th and 8th of April, in order to present EIFFEL Pilot Disaster Resilience: Drought, forest fire & pest risk assessment enhancing project collaboration.
What does climate change mean for your environment? Ruben Hage, EIFFEL researcher from Open Universiteit, unveils the relevance of the research in the H2020 EIFFEL project within the 5 pilot studies.
More than 50 people from institutions, public authorities etc. (i.e. BPA, ENAGAS, EMAYA, Consell Mallorca) had the opportunity to delve into the EIFFEL pilot “Infrastructure & Transport Management Regional Scale” at the “Air Quality in the Ports” conference in July 17th organized by Ports de Balears (BPA) in Palma, Spain.
Our EIFFEL pilot Sustainable Urban Development had a strong presence with the study entitled “Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Energy Potential at Urban Environments: Application Example for the City of Athens in Greece” that was held on 4th-8th of July 2022, in Thessaloniki, Greece.
On the 8th of July our partners from the BEYOND Centre of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) organized an online workshop entitled “Operational services for ARD Sentinel raw data and products ready for the pilots".
Our EIFFEL pilot “Sustainable Urban Development” had a strong presence in the EXPANDEO and FIRE FORUM 2022.
The 1st physical Plenary meeting of EIFFEL, since the beginning of the project, was held on the 23rd and 24th of June in Athens, Greece, organized by the coordination team of ICCS.
Our partner from Open Universiteit (OUNL), Ruben Hage, had a powerful presence in the EGU General Assembly 2022, showcasing the work that OUNL team (Lansu, A., Bogatinoska, B., and de Kraker, J) has implemented within the framework of the EIFFEL project.
Representatives from academia, research, industry, policy, etc., of the milestone event organized by ESA “2022 Living Planet Symposium” on the 23rd -27th of May 2022 [World Conference Center Bonn, Germany], will have the opportunity to plunge into the EIFFEL world through an elaborative paper-poster.
In the spirit of streamlining the effective collaboration among EIFFEL and GEOSS Platform Plus (GPP), the project’s consortium is building strong foundation with the GPP consortium with a view to align their activities and mutually benefit the upgrade of GEOSS and GEOSS Infrastructure Development Task Team (GIDTT) activities.
On the 14th of April 2022, the EIFFEL consortium (ICCS, LIBRA, NOA, UPV) participated in the regular meeting of GEOSS Infrastructure Development Task Team (GIDTT) in order to align and contribute to the workplan and to the upcoming GEOSS Platform Plus (GPP) activities.
The Open Universiteit published the second edition of the research magazine called "OPEN Magazine" in February 2022 and at the article entitled "Smart use of climate data crucial for water management" the EIFFEL project team sheds light on how do we deal with the effects of climate change.
The groundbreaking solar “cadaster” application estimates the rooftop photovoltaic energy potential for the city of Athens in Greece.
Dimitris Bliziotis from ICCS along with NOA, CNR, RHEA and Serco colleagues successfully introduced to the EIFFEL consortium the GEOSS Platform Plus Project in order to set ground for a fruitful collaboration in the future and exchange of information.
On the 15th of December a meeting, of significant importance, was held between our Sustainable urban development Pilot from the National Observatory of Athens and the Municipality of Penteli (Athens-Greece), elevating synergy between the two entities.
In EIFFEL, IHE Delft Institute will primarily contribute in designing, developing and testing modelling and decision support applications for water and land management, with specific focus on a drought-prone area downstream of the Aa or Weerijs catchments in the Netherlands.
Our first official YouTube video is launched! Join the journey of 19 partners from 8 European countries with one goal and destination, tackle #ClimateChange
EIFFEL partner Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) will contribute to the project by exploiting GEOSS data potential, the biggest observation system on Earth, in order to tackle climate change.