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DEVELOPMENT AND CONSOLIDATON OF GEOSPATIAL SUSTAINIBILITY SERVICES FOR ADAPTATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE CHANGE URBAN IMPACTS

Objective

The goal of DECUMANUS is the development and consolidation of a set of sustainable services that allows city managers to include geo-spatial products into their climate change strategies.

The selected application areas are based on related state-of-the-art Earth Observation techniques, methodologies and products, and user requirements related to urban climate change adaptation and attribution: assessment of urban climate change; land monitoring services providing land consumption information and urban ecosystems assessment and tools; provision of EO products to improve the energy efficiency in cities, and tools to alert the population of health risks due to poor air quality and heat waves.

The project has a clear user-driven approach: the proposed concept, approach and objectives are based on the previous experience of the partners working with urban managers and the users involved. Cities will be fully integrated in the project (defining requirements, testing products and services, validating results and acting as ambassadors of these technologies for other cities).

Technological and methodological gaps between the current state-of-the-art and the user requirements have been detected, and need to be solved including assimilation of EO data into urban climate/air quality models; the adaptation of scientific models to operational products and services; improvement of the accessibility; and the usage of the geo-spatial products by non-expert users.

The business model includes two levels of services:

- Basic services: information of thermal effects, air quality or land use, etc, delivered via website.

- Premium services: datasets, indicators, models, etc that will need a strong interaction and/or the use of local information (on-demand production and delivery subject to price).

Part of the DECUMANUS project will be the production of a small number of premium services that are pre-operational or operational depending on data availability.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INDRA SISTEMAS SA
Address
Avenida De Bruselas 35
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 504 720
Administrative Contact
Julia Pecci (Mrs)

Participants (10)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 322 206,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Esch (Dr)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 282 480
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadia Withers (Mrs)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 213 285
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Prieto (Prof)
ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 79 200
Address
Hornton Street The Town Hall
W8 7NX London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mathieu Mazenod (Mr)
COMUNE DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 51 955,65
Address
Piazza Della Scala 2
20121 Milano
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angelo Isella (Mr)
STAD ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 66 000
Address
Grote Markt 1 Stadhuis
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steven Sterkx (Mr)
HSY HELSINGIN SEUDUN YMPARISTOPALVELUT-KUNTAYHTYMA
Finland
EU contribution
€ 78 000
Address
Opastinsilta 6 A
00066 Helsinki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johannes Lounasheimo (Mr)
EUROSENSE BELFOTOP
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 377 518
Address
Oude Stationstraat 144
8700 Tielt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Malcorps (Mr)
GEOVILLE INFORMATIONSSYSTEME UND DATENVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 236 237,25
Address
Sparkassenplatz 2
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Walli (Dr)
CONTROLWARE CVOA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 191 200
Address
Dreve Richelle 168
1410 Waterloo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birgitte Holt Andersen (Dr)