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Maximising the Exploitation of Linked Open Data In Enterprise and Science

Objective

The European Open Data Strategy establishes important new principles that ensure that European public sector data will be released at no cost (or marginal cost), in machine-readable, commonly-understood formats, and with liberal licenses enabling wide reuse. These data encompass both scientific data about the environment (from Earth Observation and other fields) and other public sector information, including diverse topics such as demographics, health and crime. The intention of the Strategy is to stimulate the growth of research and value-adding services that build upon these data streams; however, researchers and industry are only just beginning to understand the benefits of exploiting Open Data and the value of combining previously-disparate sources of information.

This project will develop eight new innovative and sustainable services, based upon Open Data, for users in research, government, industry and the general public. A broad range of societal benefit areas are covered, including agriculture, urban ecosystems, land use management, marine information, desertification, crisis management and hydrology. The long-term sustainability of the services will be assessed critically throughout the project from a number of angles in order to ensure that the full benefits of the project are realised in the long term. A comprehensive and coherent strategy of user engagement and dissemination will ensure that the project develops in response to real user needs.

The project will provide the service developers with a collaborative technology platform that gives the computing capability required to handle and process such large and diverse datasets. It will allow them to focus on the design and evolution of their service, enable collaboration on common tasks and will contribute towards the long-term sustainability of the services. The platform will build extensively on previous European investments in cloud and grid computing and Linked Data technologies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 198 556
Administrative Contact
Tom Reynolds (Mr.)

Participants (16)

TERRADUE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 332 520
Address
Via Ravenna 34
00161 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabrice Brito (Mr.)
ASSIMILA LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 297 133,20
Address
Green Road 45
RG6 7BS Reading
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jon Styles (Dr.)
TERRANEA UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 158 745,60
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 120
82269 Geltendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nina Gerhard (Ms.)
GISAT S.R.O.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 492 403,20
Address
Milady Horakove 1523/57A
170 00 Praha 7
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomas Soukup (Mr.)
VISTA GEOWISSENSCHAFTLICHE FERNERKUNDUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 373 600
Address
Gabelsbergerstr 51
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heike Bach (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 218 568
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Livia Cassai (Dr.)
CRITICAL SOFTWARE SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 207 072
Address
Parque Industrial De Taveiro Lote 48
3045 504 Coimbra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernanda Machado (Ms.)
ADVANCED COMPUTER SYSTEMS A.C.S. SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 298 948,50
Address
Via Della Bufalotta 378
00139 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ugo Di Giammatteo (Mr.)
BMT ARGOSS BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Voorsterweg 28
8316PT Marknesse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Han Wensink (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 407 197,60
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efstathia Kafentzi (Ms.)
EOXPLORE UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 259 066
Address
Stettinerstrasse 7 4/4
79576 Weil Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Conrad Bielski (Dr.)
HYDROMODEL HOST SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 193 439,60
Address
Calle Vallseca 5B
08173 Sant Cugat Del Valles Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Batlle (Dr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 179 306
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Dragosits (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 139 330
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 134 934,75
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Ms.)
HERMESS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 232 653
Address
Voorsterweg 28
8316PT Marknesse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charles Calkoen (Mr.)