European Union Projects
Project duration: 
Jun 2022 to May 2026


The Open-Earth-Monitor will increase European capability to generate timely, accurate, disaggregated, people-centred, accessible (GSM-compatible) and user-friendly environmental information based on Earth Observation data. We will achieve this by building a cyberinfrastructure anchored in FAIR data principles, leveraging and improving our existing platforms OpenEO.org, Geopedia.world, GlobalEarthMonitor.eu, EarthSystemDataLab.net, OpenLandMap.org, OpenDataScience.eu, LifeWatch.eu, XCUBE and EuroDataCube.com.  
We do this in 3 phases: 

  1. Implementation of the computing engine and in-situ O&M data services; 
  2. Direct application of the Open-Earth-Monitor to support EU Green Deal and other strategic actions; 
  3. Dissemination and engagement of stakeholders & target users through series of open workshops, then revise the tools and adjust them to better fit their objectives and limitations.  

We specifically target contributing to: 

  • operational planning for planting 3 billion trees over the EU by 2030;  
  • achieving climate-neutrality by 2035 in the land sector;  
  • building back a net-zero GHG emission economy by 2050;  
  • achieving UN’s SDGs’; monitoring essential biodiversity indicators;  
  • compiling natural capital accounts for private / public sectors;  
  • enabling businesses to leverage competitive advantage through the EU Green Deal;  
  • increasing the quality of life for European Citizens.  

We will innovate:  

  1. Implementation of original cloud-based solutions to seamlessly integrate in-situ (point, site) & EO data so that we can produce environmental information at analysis- and decision-ready levels; 
  2. Implementation of fully-scalable Automated Mapping / AutoML frameworks; 
  3. User-experience-designed data provision and Apps possibly reaching millions of users across EU and globally; 
  4. Financial assessment tools allowing users to directly quantify ecosystem services (SEEA methodology), to identify optimal environmental and climate solutions, & to build business solutions.