Funding: EEA/DIS/R0/21/016 (Services Supporting the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) Activities in the Context of the EEA-RTD Service Level Agreement on Mainstreaming GEOSS Data Sharing and Management Principles in Support of Europe’s Environment)
Description: In response to the Invitation to Tender EEA/DIS/R0/21/016, the European Environment Agency - Service Level Agreement (EEA-SLA) Consortium shall constitute a comprehensive response to the needs expressed by the EEA blending a deep knowledge of the importance of in-situ Earth Observations, with strong ties to the associated stakeholder ecosystem. A wide range of activities will be carried out: from consulting, capacity development and awareness raising (EVF), to data sharing, standardization and interoperability and representation of major in-situ networks, incl. in climate change adaptation to promotion of novel in-situ observations, i.e. citizen science. These activities should be carried out in light of the current EEA and EU environmental and climate activities, ensuring the corresponding links to the relevant Group on Earth Observations (GEO) initiatives, flagships and activities and the Consortium’s expertise within the domain of in-situ Earth observation and geospatial data sharing and management, with focus on data relevant to climate adaptation policies and initiatives shall cover the full breadth of in-situ related aspects, their challenges and the role of EEA and GEO in overcoming them.
Role of APCG: APCG is responsible for consulting and supporting accessibility, re-usability and interoperability of data, with emphasis on situ, on losses and damage as well as climate adaptation datasets such as hazards, exposure and vulnerability, relevant for the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change and for the Destination Earth (DestinE) initiative. APCG's role is also to lead engagement with relevant GEO flagships, initiatives and community activities (e.g.: GEO Land Degradation Neutrality, GEO Wetlands, etc.), including the European Regional node of GEO, EuroGEO, the Data Working Group, Copernicus services and other international actors (e.g. UN-GGIM, UNEP, ESS, UNECE) where necessary, in the context of the tasks carried above.
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