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INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over the CEF Telecom legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.
OPEN FORECAST – An HPC Open Data Forecast Service
CEF Telecom
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September 2018 to May 2021
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Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen (Germany)

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Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

EU Open Data Portal

Last modified: 
August 2021


The Action will deliver a service (the "Open Forecast service") that will take data from different sources, process it using supercomputers resources to generate open and public data products. The function of the service will be exemplified through the implementation of two use cases:

  • Particulate Matter Forecast Service (PMFS): its goal is to provide a detailed forecast for the concentration of particulate matter in the Stuttgart metropolitan area. The resulting open data products will be Particulate matter forecasts.
  • Satellite Data Service for Agriculture (AgriCOpen): AgriCOpen's aim is to provide services and products for agricultural smart farming practices based on open satellite imagery data. It will use public open spatial data from the Sentinel-2 satellite mission. The resulting open data products will be agricultural forecast data (crop parameters, yields, productivity stability measures) which will be integrated into smart farming applications in the field (e.g. fertilisation or precision farming) and will be compared to ground truth data like nitrogen sensor data, yield maps, or soil maps to evaluate their applicability.

The service portal will be designed and built to be harvested by the German Open data portal (, which is harvested by the European Data Portal.