Environment & Climate

TThe aim of ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence Networking Platform is to foster the cross-fertilisation of ideas and uptake of ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence’s research and innovation output by building a networking platform to foster EMMENA and DIH stakeholder registration and interaction in an organised way. ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence Network is an open access platform developed using a free and open-source content management system. The core of this network is the ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence, the Strategic Partners and their affiliate networks, but the ambition is to build concrete links with other EO and non-EO players in EMMENA through user engagement activities. The added value offered by the Networking Platform includes and is not limited to:

  • Providing a networking space that fosters the communication and the development of functional research and business relationships among partners and between project partners, interested stakeholders and policy-makers.
  • Constituting a focal crowdsourcing point that facilitates the aggregation and generation of collective intelligence on observing, understanding, protecting, monitoring, and predicting environmental parameters in land, water and air.
  • Promoting the communication of scientific research and discoveries using open standards, to the benefit of the economy, environmental sustainability and society as a whole.

By offering open content:

  • It facilitates the communication of the collective intelligence generated to the wider community, thus promoting its proliferation and the improved understanding of the relationships among Earth processes.

  • It enables the development of innovative entrepreneurial initiatives that concern, among others, technological solutions including satellite observation, and geospatial tools such as navigation and positioning systems.

  • It sets the stage for the incorporation of generated scientific knowledge in policy-making towards the achievement of environmental and social sustainability goals.