Decision makers, European research networks, business developers, and NGOs are invited to be the protagonists of the Open-Earth-Monitor Global Workshop 2023 from 4 to 8 September 2023 in Bolzano, Italy to test and improve open-source environmental monitors and dive into Open Earth Observation and Machine Learning technology to support the European Green Deal.

One year after its start, the Horizon-Europe Open-Earth-Monitor project is organizing the OEMC flag-ship event to unfold the latest open data solutions and environmental monitors harnessing Earth Observations and Machine Learning technologies.

The project aims to generate accessible and user-friendly environmental information and services based on Earth Observation (EO) data, and to help build user communities at European and global levels. The IIASA Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability (NODES) Research Group is highly involved in work package 2 (WP2) of the project, dealing with stakeholder engagement and collecting data requirements. IIASA is also in charge of work package 8 (WP8), which deals with communication, collaboration, and dissemination activities. Within the project plenty of stakeholder workshops, events, and citizen science campaigns are planned. 

Organized by the OpenGeoHub foundation in collaboration with Eurac Research, this international workshop will bring together European and global actors in policy and industry with open-source geospatial developers and OEMC researchers. Dedicated demonstrations and testing sessions will facilitate the dialogue between developers and users, improving the functionalities of the tools and empowering user communities with intuitive and usable open-source data applications.

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Call for workshop proposals | Deadline: 1 February 2023

If you have developed (or are in the process of developing) a free and open source project and product related to EO and other related geospatial technologies that could support decision-making and the achievement of the EU Green Deal, or are part of a similar project, we invite you to participate by sending your proposal for a workshop. This will be an occasion to prepare a 60-minute workshop to present, discuss, and gather feedback directly from potential users of your products, making tools and data more accessible and usable.

Submit your proposal here.

Call for abstracts | Deadline: 1 March 2023

While the focus of the workshops is open source software and methods in support of European policies and decision-making, we wish to provide a stage to a broader variety of knowledge and experiences, where new methods, tools and approaches are shared and novel collaborations are established. Some of the expected topics will be the research and application of geospatial technologies in various fields including governance, industries and in the public sector. We will focus also on the role of user communities and businesses in research and advancements in the open-source EO and Machine Learning technologies to achieve both digital and green transitions.

Submit your abstract here.

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