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Linked Open Data for environment protection in Smart Regions

Objective

The Linked Open Data (LOD) Strategy is becoming a source of unprecedented visibility, enabling the generation of new businesses and significant advances for research in the environmental area. Nevertheless, in order for this strategy to become a reality, it is necessary to advance the publication of existing environmental data, usually owned by public bodies.
This proposal is focused on how the LOD Initiative can be linked with INSPIRE, GEOSS Data-CORE, GMES and external third parties and how it can impact on the economic and sustainability progress in European Environmental research and protection.
There exists many different information sources for protecting the environment in Europe, mainly focused on Natura 2000 network, and areas where environmental protection and activities like tourism need to be balanced.
SmartOpenData aims to define mechanisms for acquiring, adapting and using Open Data provided by existing sources for environment protection in European protected areas. Through target pilots in these areas, the project will harmonise metadata, improve spatial data fusion and visualisation and publish the resulting information according to user requirements and Linked Open Data principles to provide new opportunities for SMEs.
The SMEs involved will develop new services based on this data. Public bodies and rural and protected areas will benefit from opening their data by improving their knowledge and environment protection through new innovation ecosystems. SMEs, researchers and citizens and will take a central role in pilots developed to enhance the potential of protected areas. Innovation by third party SMEs will be encouraged by the promotion of royalty-free open standards and best practices initiated by SmartOpenData.
SmartOpenData aims to impact in the public and standard availability of data according to the Linked Open Data Strategy for environmental information, addressing globally environmental issues in an affordable and sustainable way.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

EMPRESA DE TRANSFORMACION AGRARIA SA
Address
Calle Maldonado 58
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 306 930
Administrative Contact
Mariano Navarro (Mr.)

Participants (16)

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 217 440
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Prieto (Prof.)
THE NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS CENTRE LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 224 250
Address
Suparule House, Lonsdale Road National Technologicy Park
. Limerick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John O'flaherty (Dr.)
SINDICE LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 147 600
Address
Ida Business Park Lower Danga Deri
00000 Galway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Renaud Delbru (Dr.)
Mid-West Regional Authority

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 24 458,86
Address
Friar Court, Abbey Street
Nenagh
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Majella O'brien (Ms.)
AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PROTEZIONE DELL'AMBIENTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 85 147,75
Address
Via San Lorenzo 312 G 314
90146 Palermo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Vacante (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 153 219
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Umberto Silvestri (Mr.)
SPAZIODATI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 148 400
Address
Via Adriano Olivetti 13
38122 Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Antonelli (Mr.)
HELP SERVICE REMOTE SENSING SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 210 800
Address
Husova 2117
256 01 Benesov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Holy Stanislav (Mr.)
Ústav pro hospodářskou úpravu lesů Brandýs nad Labem
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 69 800
Address
Nábřežní 1326
250 01 Brandýs Nad Labem
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marek Mlčoušek (Mr.)
CESKE CENTRUM PRO VEDU A SPOLECNOST
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 69 600
Address
Radlicka 28/663
150 00 Praha 5
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zbynek Krivanek (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 161 736,75
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dumitru Roman (Dr.)
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES MATEMATIKAS UN INFORMATIKAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 145 200
Address
Raina Bulvaris 29
1459 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maris Alberts (Dr.)
DIRECAO GERAL DO TERRITORIO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 57 000
Address
Rua Artilharia Um 107
1099-052 Lisbon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Vale (Prof.)
SLOVENSKA AGENTURA ZIVOTNEHO PROSTREDIA
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 93 745
Address
Tajovskeho 28
975 90 Banska Bystrica
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Tuchyna (Mr.)
GEIE ERCIM
France
EU contribution
€ 184 851,50
Address
Route Des Lucioles 2004 Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Philippe Rohou (Mr.)
LIMERICK CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 55 221,14
Address
Merchants Quay
V94 Limerick
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beatrice Heneghan (Ms.)