SatCen participates in Horizon 2020 GLOBAL EARTH MONITOR Project

On 25 November 2020, the Horizon 2020 GEM (“Global Earth Monitor”) project started with a virtual kick-off meeting.

GEM is addressing the challenge of continuously monitoring large areas in a sustainable and cost-effective way. Disruptive innovations are planned in the technology and in the methodology domain, where a proprietary concept of Adjustable Data Cubes (a combination of static and dynamic data cubes) will be developed and integrated with the EO-oriented open-source Machine Learning framework eo-learn.

The SatCen RTDI unit will implement a pilot project investigating the Climate-Security nexus. The pilot will correlate global climate changes and environmental issues with human activity behavior, in support to monitoring activities that can have an impact in the security of citizens. The project will explore the combined use of data provided by the consortium, in conjunction with data from external providers, to study the trustfulness, value and applicability to create a Decision Support System (DSS) based on the combination of the relevant variables. The output will consist in a map merging multiple data as geographic data (e.g. meteorological and climate change impact data, change detection information on human activity) with other open sources of information (e.g. population density, economic indicators or number of conflicts in the area), resulting in a potential new product in support of decision-making for security-related scenarios.

The GEM project consortium is composed of 5 partners with representatives from public institutions, industry and research centers: Sinergise (the coordinator), MeteoBlue, TomTom, TUM, and SatCen. The project will run for 30 months.

GEM has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004372.

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    Horizon 2020 GEM (“Global Earth Monitor”) project