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First Call For Innovative Apps in the environmental and social domains
MYGEOSS is a two-year project (2015-16) funded by the European Commission to develop GEOSS-based (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) smart Internet applications informing European citizens on the changes affecting their local environment. A few applications will be developed in-house by the JRC, but the majority will be developed through three open calls for innovative ideas.
The first call, launched on March 18th an open call for innovative applications using open data, or crowd-generated data in different domains that address citizens’ needs. The call closed on April 30th and was a resounding success with 58 applications received from 13 countries: 63% from SMEs, 27% from universities and research centres and !0% from individuals.
Submissions were reviewed by an international panel composed by members of staff of the European Commission, European Environment Agency, European Space Agency, the private sector (OGC and Epsylon-Italia), and the European Network of Living Labs and the European Citizen Science Association.
And the winners are ...
|CALIOPE by Barcelona Super Computing Centre|
Air quality forecast over next 24 hours of major air pollutants
|E-SOL by Untold Rubies|
Game for 6-12 years old to raise awareness on air pollution
|Know Your City! by UbikGS|
Social, economic and environmental indicators presented on a map-based view as a quiz
|MYGEOSS Phenology App Response by Friedrich-Schiller University|
A vegetation phenology analysis using satellite data and data collected by citizens
|IASTracker by IC5Team|
An app to locate Invasive Alien Species using crowd-source data from citizens
|GEO Allergens by Knowledge Valley|
Allergens and contaminant alerts app with additional information about hospitals, medicines etc.
|MYGEOSS Feedback by S[&]T Corp.|
Innovative user feedback on GEOSS data and services building on the GEOVIQUA project
|ScoobaSat by Proambiente S.C.R.L.|
Divers info on water quality, transparency, temperature, fish abundance and current intensity
|Geo-MAHA by GAP Consult Ltd.|
A hazard alerts app to provide and collect information about floods, fire and other hazard-related events or signals
|Loss of the Night by Interactive Scape GmBH & GFZ|
App to allow citizen scientists all over the world to collect quantitative information on the changing nighttime environment
|Dust Storm Monitoring by University of Rome La Sapienza|
Near Real Time Dust Storms monitoring and impact assessment
The 10 winning applications will be awarded contracts by the JRC for a maximum of €13 500 to further develop the applications, and take them to the stage of first public release within three months of signing the contracts. The winners will also be invited to present their applications at a special side event on Citizen Science at the GEO Plenary meeting in Mexico City on the 9-13 November 2015. This will give visibility to the winning teams as the GEO Plenary and Ministerial Conference will be attended by senior representatives from 97 countries, 87 international organisations and the private sector. Travel and daily allowance will be supported by the European Commission for one person from each winning team. Full details available at :http://digitalearthlab.jrc.ec.europa.eu/mygeoss/call.cfm
MYGEOSS will launch two additional competitions in September 2015 and March 2016, with a view to showing the results at the 2016 GEO Plenary.