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Vast volumes of data from satellites in space, drones in the air and sensors on the ground will be harnessed by a pioneering EU-funded project that promises to revolutionise farming, land use, agricultural sustainability and food security.
Published: 19 September 2018
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
It's hard to map a path forward if you don't understand the lie of the land. City planners concerned with the implications of climate change thus need detailed information on the districts within their remit. New services developed by EU-funded researchers are available to support them with intelligence notably derived from Earth observation and open data.
Published: 20 February 2018
Farmers and agricultural authorities are now able to efficiently monitor rice fields, forecast future yields and identify potential threats to harvests of the world's most important staple crop thanks to cutting-edge technologies developed by an EU-funded project.
Published: 30 January 2018
A group of young researchers spent the past couple of years with their heads in the clouds... to better understand aerosol cloud interactions and how they can help predict climate change. The project also led to technological advances in remote-sensing instrumentation and picked up the pace for technological transfer from research to industry.
Published: 17 November 2017
Soil, water and metals are being exploited by agricultural practices, mining and human consumption faster than ever before. To better manage our use of these precious resources, we need to understand how they are made and destroyed at molecular level. On a mission to join the dots and help us use the Earth's resources more sustainably, the EU-funded IsoNose project is using isotopic techniques to measure geochemical processes.
Published: 13 November 2017