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Coordinating Earth and Environmental Cross-Disciplinary Projects to Promote GEOSS


Project timeline
September 2010
28 months
December 2012
General Information
EGIDA will prepare a sustainable process promoting coordination of activities carried out by: the GEO Science & Technology (S&T) Committee; S&T national and European initiatives; and other S&T Communities. This will be done by supporting broader implementation and effectiveness of the GEOSS S&T Roadmap and the GEOSS mission through coherent and interoperable networking of National and European projects, and international initiatives. EGIDA will deliver evaluation processes, tests and assessment indexes, expertise databases, a “GEO Label” concept, surveys, and other instruments that will link relevant European S&T communities to GEOSS and ensure it is built using state-of-the-art science and technology. Through co-ordination with the GEOSS S&T Committee (five co-chairs are involved in EGIDA), these deliverables will contribute strongly to the GEO S&T Roadmap implementation. For European countries, EGIDA will deliver the EGIDA Methodology, a sustainable mechanism based on the GEO S&T approach at national and regional level, to coordinate national multi-disciplinary “System of Systems”. This builds on existing national initiatives and European projects, and facilitates the European S&T Community contributions to and interactions with GEOSS. The EGIDA Methodology will improve development and management of S&T infrastructures (i.e. sensors, data, processing services, and environmental modelling infrastructures), supporting mobilization of the resources needed to contribute effectively to GEOSS. EGIDA will involve developing countries by transferring the EGIDA S&T methodology to them and implementing three specific
use cases: two regional use-cases (Balkan region, Mediterranean region) and a pan-European thematic use-case (Air Quality and Health). EGIDA will be embedded within a wide Network of Stakeholders selected to represent the various actors (science teams and institutions, S&T programmes, GEO components) and the scientific fields relevant to the nine GEOSS SBAs.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP7-ENV-2010, ENV-2010.4.1.1-1
Project TypeCoordination Action
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 265124
Co-ordinatorConsiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (IT)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Markus Quante, Institute for Coastal Research, KBC Phone: +49 4152 87 2378, Fax: +49 4152 87 2366
E-mail contact
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Bente Lilja Bye (NO), Centro De Investigacion Ecologica Yaplicaciones Forestales (ES), Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (IT), Danish Meteorological Institute (DK), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (AT), Istituto Superiore per la Ricerca e la Protezione Ambientale (IT), Ivl Svenska Miljoeinstitutet Ab (SE), Jozef Stefan Institute (SI), Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., München (DE), Natural Environment Research Council (UK), Norsk Institutt for Luftforskning (NO), Section Francaise De L'institut Des Ingenieurs Electriciens Et Electroniciens (FR)
Last Update: 16. April 2021