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An EU-funded project is bringing insights from metrology - measurement science - to bear on observation of the Earth's climate from space. This could improve understanding of the climate and help predict changes to it, furthering European efforts in this field.
Published: 6 September 2018
Remote-sensing technology has greatly widened the scope to explore vestiges of the past. Archaeology has embraced it with enthusiasm, as have the experts monitoring and managing cultural heritage sites. An EU-funded project has set out to develop innovative methods and establish a centre of excellence in Cyprus.
Published: 3 August 2018
Air-quality information about your city could soon be at your fingertips thanks to an EU-funded project which is setting up a one-stop portal to facilitate access to essential data on pollution gathered by European satellites.
Published: 25 July 2018
EU-funded scientists took the global warming battle literally to the streets of the cities that generate disproportionate heat fluxes, especially during increasingly prevalent heat waves. The URBANFLUXES team combined local readings and satellite-based data to map hot spots, which can help planners tackle the problem.
Published: 23 July 2018
An EU-backed research team is developing a new interoperable and cost-effective platform to integrate and package marine and coastal data from sensors, together with oceanographic models and mobile applications for improved observation and forecasting across the Mediterranean Basin.
Published: 17 July 2018
European universities are being encouraged through an EU-funded initiative to set up platforms to boost innovation and co-creation around the use of geo-data and other space-based applications. Their uses range from satellite navigation, geo-mapping and renewable energy to agriculture planning and other areas.
Published: 9 November 2017
Published: 24 October 2017
Buoys, floats, moorings and research vessels, to name just a few examples - data about the state of the Atlantic is collected by a number of means. And by a profusion of actors, who could jointly produce even better results if they applied a common strategy. EU-funded researchers are driving the development of an integrated system.
Published: 12 July 2017
It is often said that we know more about the surface of the moon than the ocean floor. The EU-funded STRONGMAR project will address marine knowledge gaps by fostering knowledge transfer and exchanges between leading European marine science research institutes. The project seeks to support innovative technological solutions that will advance deep-sea research at INESC TEC in Porto, Portugal.
Published: 29 May 2017
In northern Sweden, some 150km inside the Arctic Circle where winter temperatures can fall to -45c, it's thaw season. Futuris went to meet a group of biologists studying the basic mechanisms used by plants to survive in this challenging ecosystem.And the variety of colours of their flowers is one of those survival mechanisms as pollinating insects are attracted by their colours.
Published: 20 January 2017