European Commission launches MYGEOSS

Created on Wednesday, 21 December 2016

MYGEOSS is a two-year project (2015-16) by the European Commissionto 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 by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, but the majority will be developed through three open calls for innovative ideas. The European Commission aims to involve European SMEs in the development of different aspects of MYGEOSS, The European Commission further aims to use full and open access data contained in the GEOSS Data-CORE. Moreover, there are opportunities to stimulate demand by involving citizen science projects, citizen observatories, and the public at large via mobile applications based on EO products and services. The implementation of the Global Earth Observation System of System (GEOSS)by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has created a shift regarding the access to Earth observation data (EO) in promoting full and open access to both remote sensing and in-situ observation data all around the world. This trend represents a huge opportunity for business development in the context of a growing digital economy.

In the context of MYGEOSS there are some applications that have been created. Although some are still at the prototype stage, all apps perform specific tasks. Some are useful to everyone, like ‘eQUOS’, which a health application that suggests whether to perform a specific outdoor physical activity in a given area based on the environment qualities, such as climate, water, coastal areas, and atmospheric composition. In addition there is ‘Caliope’, an air quality and weather app that provides 48-hour forecasts for Europe.


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