What's new in Harmonia and the community

What's new in Harmonia and the community

Discover the events project Harmonia is organising or involved in!

GEO WEEK 2023

6/11/2023 - 10/11/2023, Cape Town, South Africa

GEO WEEK 2023

6/11/2023 - 10/11/2023, Cape Town, South Africa

HARMONIA organized the session: “The City Talks – HARMONIA solutions & potential synergies in urban domain among GEO Community” during the GEOweek in Cape Town.  The event, organized by the UN Group on Earth Observation focused on exploring the latest technologies and trends in the field of geospatial information and data science.

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FRINGE 2023

11/09/2023-15/09/2023, Leeds, UK

FRINGE 2023

11/09/2023-15/09/2023, Leeds, UK

The European Space Agency is co-organising together with the University of Leeds, the 12th International Workshop on “Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry and Sentinel-1 InSAR” – FRINGE 2023. The workshop will take place at the University of Leeds, UK, from 11 to 15 September 2023.

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EXPANDEO 2023

13/06/2023 -14/06/2023, Brussels

EXPANDEO 2023

13/06/2023 -14/06/2023, Brussels

 EXPANDEO 2023, the Annual Conference of EARSC, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies. EXPANDEO is the event where the European Earth Observation companies but also stakeholders get the chance to learn about current policies to which the EO sector could make a contribution but also different market opportunities while growing their business through networking and other interactive sessions.

Join EXPANDEO 2023 on the 13th-14th of June 2023, in Brussels and online to get involved in the discussion of how EU policies drive innovation & facilite the creation of new EO products and services!

This is a great opportunity to learn from policy experts about current key EU Policy domains and how EO can be a key enabling tool, better understand the needs of different sectors, explore the evolution of the underlying infrastructure, the optimal uptake of EO and modern ways to raise awareness on key topics with the help of EO, exchange with your colleagues, connect with old friends, find new partners and build strong relationships.

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Mind Map & Walking workshop

ore 10.30 - 13.00 Aula Castigliano (edificio 5 del POLIMI)- Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32 – Milano

Mind Map & Walking workshop

ore 10.30 - 13.00 Aula Castigliano (edificio 5 del POLIMI)- Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32 – Milano

Walk to places in the city where people live every day to gather thoughts and share information on how transformations in the city impact the climate and the lives of citizens. During the walk, experts will explain how certain solutions can improve the current urban situation and the best ways to adapt to climate change in the areas visited.

The meeting location is at the Politecnico di Milano (Castigliano Hall), Leonardo Da Vinci Square No. 32.

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JURSE 2023

16/05/2023 - 19/05/2023, Heraklion, Crete

JURSE 2023

16/05/2023 - 19/05/2023, Heraklion, Crete

The Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) is a forum of excellence where researchers, practitioners and students present, share, and discuss their latest findings and results. A very dynamic version of the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) will take place in May 2023, organized by the Remote Sensing Lab of FORTH in Heraklion Crete, Greece.

This event is committed to introduce innovative methodologies and technological resources recently employed to investigate the manifold aspects of the urban environment through orbital and airborne remote sensing data.

Emerging topics like new methods for urban land cover and land use classification with detailed discrimination of urban targets, 3D modeling of urban buildings, forecast and impact assessment of natural and man-made hazards in urban areas, urban social studies, urban ecology, urban climatology as well as data fusion, algorithms and techniques for remotely sensed data interpretation, and multisource remote sensing data will be approached.

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La città che vorrei. Reinventare una città a misura di donna

27/03/2023 , Castellanza, Varese

La città che vorrei. Reinventare una città a misura di donna

27/03/2023 , Castellanza, Varese

Appointment on Monday 27 March 2023 at 3.15 pm in the Auditorium at the Liucor in live streaming, to look for solutions in favor of a smart, woman-friendly city. How, for example, using technology and the digital transition to build a form of participation in decision-making tables, also open to women in an equal way, will be a topic of debate and reflection. It will also be interesting to question how municipalities, economic and social actors are able to collaborate with institutions and universities to support an attractive city, with more opportunities for all, green, inclusive and safe. These, in a nutshell, are the requests that emerged from the survey involving 162 Soroptimist Clubs active in the area, translated into the Manifesto that will be presented during the event by Marina Trentinof Ambiente Italia. Requests that fall within the objectives of Agenda 2030.

THE SPEAKERS

Wide range of speakers in the appointment that includes the initial greetings of Marina Re , president of the Soroptimist Busto Arsizio -Ticino

Olona, ​​and of Bruna Floreani , manager of the aforementioned project. The opening of the works is entrusted to the Rector of the Liuc Federico Visconti . Gianni Minetti , CEO of Paradox Ing, will explain what a technological Smart City is and how data can be of value for public administrations while Silvia Rossi will present digital platforms for an open city. To enrich the meeting, there will be, among others, the intervention of Professor Anna Gervasoni , professor of economics and business management at Liuc, on the possibility of contributing to the creation of sustainable smart cities through partnerships between public and private actors by attracting financial capital private.

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Klimahouse 2023

8-11 March 2023, Fiera Bolzano Spa Piazza Fiera 1 – 39100 Bolzano

Klimahouse 2023

8-11 March 2023, Fiera Bolzano Spa Piazza Fiera 1 – 39100 Bolzano

Every year, Klimahouse inspires 36,000 visitors from all over Italy in search of industry news. Klimahouse informs with an events program with over 100 appointments in four days. Klimahouse innovates , giving ample space to innovation and young businesses. Klimahouse connects – all those who believe in building well to live well. Once again this year the ABC Department of the Milan Polytechnic was present at Klimahouse with the Klimahouse Prize project, in collaboration with Fiera Bolzano, and with a stand entirely dedicated to the department’s projects, research activities and laboratories.

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AGU FALL MEETING 2022

McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago and online everywhere, 12-16 December 2022.

AGU FALL MEETING 2022

McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago and online everywhere, 12-16 December 2022.

Climate change and its effects are a global problem, that is why The Harmonia project discussed possible solutions and the methodology developed in the project with stakeholders overseas.

Assimila Ltd was at AGU22 in Chicago, IL and gave a presentation on “Urban areas characterization using a synergistic perspective – the HARMONIA vision”

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EuroGEO workshop 2022 - Towards an integrated and convergent EuroGEO

07/12/2022 - 09/12/2022 Athens, Greece

EuroGEO workshop 2022 - Towards an integrated and convergent EuroGEO

07/12/2022 - 09/12/2022 Athens, Greece

The European Research Executive Agency organises the EuroGEO workshop 2022 scheduled on 7 to 9 December 2022 in Athens, Greece. The thematic of this year will be “Towards an integrated and convergent EuroGEO”. The objective is to involve EuroGEO to be able to provide environmental observation-based solutions to support the EU Green Deal.

EuroGEO combines the contributions of European members of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), a partnership of more than 100 national governments, over 100 participating organisations and the European Commission.

GEO envisions a future where decisions and measures for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations.

In this context, the 2022 edition will aim to align and reinforce the contributions of EuroGEO in the last improvement made in Earth Observation but also respond to news needs.

This year, the workshop is organised by the European Commission, the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation of the Hellenic Ministry of Development and Investments, and the Greek GEO Office operating within the National Observatory of Athens.

Alain Arnaud, Digital Program Manager at Mercator Ocean International, will participate in a Pannel discussion entitled “EU polar observation – challenges ahead in terms of technology and governance”. This round table is scheduled on 8 December at 11:15 CET. Alain Arnaud will present the current Copernicus Marine Polar Offer and will be questionned about what do we expect in the near future.

 

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Floriade Dialogue #27: Climate Responsive Cities

Almere, Netherlands 03 October 2022 at 10:00 CEST

Floriade Dialogue #27: Climate Responsive Cities

Almere, Netherlands 03 October 2022 at 10:00 CEST

Meet Harmonia at Floriade a world horticultural exhibition that takes place in the Netherlands only once a decade, and discuss how cities and the health of its citizens are being impacted by the climate change, and most importantly, how can we make the cities more resilient.

The workshop and discussion will be covering 3 main perspectives of Decision Support System to mitigate climate change:

  • The health-impact perspective on environment and human health, discussing the challenges caused by pollution and climate change in urban environments as well as the potential benefits of greener cities.
  • The Earth Observation (EO) perspective. How can EO data be used and implemented in urban environments, what information could EO provide.
  • The municipality perspective. How do municipalities do EO projects and what is their current experience.

 

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SBEfin 2022 - emerging concepts for sustainable built environment [TBC]

Helsinki, Finland (virtual event) - 23-25 November 2022

SBEfin 2022 - emerging concepts for sustainable built environment [TBC]

Helsinki, Finland (virtual event) - 23-25 November 2022

HARMONIA: strategy of an integrated resilience assessment platform (IRAP) with available tools and geospatial services

AUTHORS:

  • Julia Nerantzia Tzortzi1;
  • Anastasios Doulamis2;
  • Ioannis Rallis2;
  • Maria Stella Lux1;
  • Giovanni Barbotti1;
  • Ioannis Tzortzis2

AFFILIATION:

  • 1 Department of Architecture
  • Built Environment and Construction Engineering (DABC)
  • Politecnico di Milano, Milan
  • 2 National Technical University of Athens Italy
  • 2Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy
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GEO Week 2022 - GEO Initiatives and European Projects: Synergies for Urban Resilience [TBC]

Accra, Ghana 31 October - 4 november 2022

GEO Week 2022 - GEO Initiatives and European Projects: Synergies for Urban Resilience [TBC]

Accra, Ghana 31 October - 4 november 2022

The session will be focused on the ways European projects and GEO initiatives targeting climate change in urban environment can form synergies. To do so, we plan for a round table gathering various stakeholders, from the end-users (municipalities) to European projects to GEO initiatives and the facilitators putting municipalities in contact with EO tools.

International Conference on Changing Cities V: Spatial, Design, Landscape, Heritage & Socio-economic Dimensions

Corfu Island 20-25 June 2022

International Conference on Changing Cities V: Spatial, Design, Landscape, Heritage & Socio-economic Dimensions

Corfu Island 20-25 June 2022

Changing Cities for Resilience against Climate Changes: Architectural, Engineering and Human Health Implications – The H2020 Project HARMONIA

ORGANIZERS:

  • Lab of Urban Morphology and Design
  • Department of Planning & Regional Development
  • University of Thessaly
  • Volos
  • Greece

In co-organisation with Τhe Department of History, Ionian University, Corfu Island Greece.

AUTHORS:

  • Julia Nerantzia Tzortzi (POLIMI)
  • Giovanni Barbotti (POLIMI)
  • Carlo Andrea Castiglioni (POLIMI)
  • Antonio Voza (Humanitas Research Hospital)
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Eura2022 Conference - EU research in support of local decision-making for urban adaptation: the experience of HARMONIA project

Milan 16-18 June 2022

Eura2022 Conference - EU research in support of local decision-making for urban adaptation: the experience of HARMONIA project

Milan 16-18 June 2022

ORGANIZERS:

  • European Urban Research Association (EURA)
  • host by Polytechnic of Milan
  • Department of Architecture and Urban Studies

PLACE: Polytechnic of Milan, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies

TRACK: track 04 – Institutions politics and policies between crisis and transitions

PANEL DISCUSSANT:

  • Giovanni Barbotti (POLIMI)
  • Silvia Rossi (COMUNE DI MILANO)
  • Yulia Barsukova (URBASOFIA)

ABSTRACT 1

TITLE: Cross-domain collaboration in defining shared adaptation strategies: the composition of HARMONIA’s consortium and the identification of expertise requirements

AUTHORS: Prof. Dr. Julia Nerantzia Tzortzi, Maria Stella Lux, Giovanni Barbotti

AFFILIATION: Politecnico di Milano, DABC

ABSTRACT 2

TITLE: Harmonia Project: Pluralist engagement to enhance cities’ Climate Change preparedness

AUTHORS: Dr. Pietro Elisei1, Duivon Laurine2, Barsukova Yulia2

AFFILIATION: 1URBASOFIA/ ISOCARP, 2URBASOFIA

ABSTRACT 3

TITLE: Taking advantage of H2020 HARMONIA project to push forward Milan municipality’s Climate Change adaptation program

AUTHORS: Piero Pelizzaro, Silvia Rossi, Sofia Grecolucchina

AFFILIATION: Comune di Milano

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EXPANDEO & FIRE FORUM 2022

Brussels 15 June 2022

EXPANDEO & FIRE FORUM 2022

Brussels 15 June 2022

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT: A MULTI-SCALAR ENDEAVOR

Harmonia’s workshop will focus on shedding light on the various administrative levels that contribute to tackling Climate Change within the project, from the pilot cities to the national and European levels. The aim of this workshop is to connect the urban and Earth Observation (EO) communities as well as increase awareness in regards to EO-based solutions tackling climate change in an urban environment.

This workshop includes a round table gathering:

  1. EVANGELOS GERASOPOULOS, Research Director, IERSD/NOA
  2. JULIA NERANTZIA TZORTZI, Project Coordinator, HARMONIA
  3. DIMITRI BANOUSIS, Expert of Green Fund, Ministry of Environment & Energy (GR), Technical support of National Focal Point on LIFE program
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GEO Week 2021

Brussels 25 November 2021

GEO Week 2021

Brussels 25 November 2021

HARMONIA was presented by Julia Nerantzia Tzortzi (Politecnico di Milano) in front of 200 participants during the third day of the GEO Week, in the side event: Showcasing the EuroGEO Regional Initiative. The HARMONIA project was presented as a Support System for Improved Resilience and Sustainable Urban areas to cope with Climate Change and Extreme Events based on GEOSS. The project team looked in particular at the challenges to be addressed, the project´s priorities and its needs for data.

Other participants to the event included: Dimitris Bliziotis MSc., MEng. presenting eiffel4climate project, Mikko Strahlendorff presenting Arctic PASSION project, Claudio Rossi presenting SAFERS project and Lieven Raes presenting ComPair Project.

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SCOUT workshop - UAUIM

Bucharest 25 November 2021

SCOUT workshop - UAUIM

Bucharest 25 November 2021

Project coordinator Julia Nerantzia Tzortzi (Politecnico di Milano) also presented HARMONIA in the SCOUT workshop on urban planning in a changing climate, in the session called Best practice example from a H2020- funded project. The presentation focused on the achievements and technology of the HARMONIA platform.

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Participatory Lab Conference

Athens 19 November 2021

Participatory Lab Conference

Athens 19 November 2021

On Friday 19 November, our partners from URBASOFIA participated in the Conference: Participatory Design: city, environment and climate change, experiences, challenges & potentials, organized by participatory LAB and Commonspace Coop. Laurine Duivon, Yulia Barsukova, Pietro Elisei and Sabina Leopa (URBASOFIA) presented HARMONIA in the session Stakeholder engagement: Shaping vertical and horizontal governance frames to get real impact through locally rooted projects.

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Prezentarea unui proiect de succes “Harmonia”

Facultatea de Matematică şi Informatică UVT, Timisoara 3 November 2021

Prezentarea unui proiect de succes “Harmonia”

Facultatea de Matematică şi Informatică UVT, Timisoara 3 November 2021

Virtual workshop on financial and legal issues, best practices in the Horizon Europe framework programme and developing a gender equality plan organized.

ORGANIZERS: Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara – Support TM Activități

AUTHOR OF THE PRESENTATION: Marian Neagul, Universitae de Vest din Timisoara (UVT)

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