The focus of this call will be on developing applications of European relevance that will provide users with quantitative or qualitative information on the changing environment, e.g. change detection in climate, biodiversity, water bodies, coastal areas, built environment, green areas, forestry, agricultural land and crops, and atmospheric composition. Other areas of application will be considered providing they address broad environmental or social themes across geographic scales.
Conditions for entry
Any legal entity from the 28 EU Member States plus the countries associated with Horizon 2020 can participate.
It is mandatory
that the data used for the proposed applications are available under the conditions of full and open access with no restrictions for reuse except for the obligation to acknowledge the source of the input data. If data used are not part of the GEOSS Data CORE, data from EU-funded projects, or other openly available or crowd-generated data that comply with the sharing and use conditions of the GEOSS Data-CORE, it is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that such data are in fact provided under the conditions of full and open access. In such cases the applicants must provide evidence verifying the conditions of full and open access, e.g. applicable licences or licensing agreements. In cases where crowd-generated data are used, it is equally the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that informed consent for their reuse is obtained, and that all legal requirements on data protection and privacy are met.
The 15 best applicants will be awarded contracts by the JRC for a maximum of €13,500 to develop the applications further, and take them to the stage of first public release within three months of signing the contracts. The winners will also be invited to present their applications at a dedicated international event co-organised by the European Commission. This will give visibility to the winning teams and provide opportunities for further development. Travel and daily allowance will be supported by the European Commission for one person from each winning team.Sample DataA subset of GEOSS Data CORE resources for each of the topic areas addressed by GEOSS with direct links to their data services is available here
- Launch of the call: 7 September 2015
- Deadline for submitting application concept, prototype, or user story (e.g. as document, slide presentation or video): 30 September 2015
- Selection and notification of winning applications: 15 October 2015
- Contracts with JRC signed: 15 December 2015
- Apps delivered to JRC with documentation: 15 March 2016
- Testing by JRC and user panels: April 2016
- Presentation to international event in May-June (exact dates to be confirmed)
For more information see http://digitalearthlab.jrc.ec.europa.eu/mygeoss
Submissions will be open from 15 September to 30 September 2015