CLEVER Cities project
The CLEVER Cities project uses nature-based solutions to address urban challenges and promote social inclusion in cities across Europe, South America and China.
REACHOUT is a European Commission funded research and innovation project to advance user-oriented climate services to support the implementation of the Green Deal. Therefore, research partners, climate service providers and city stakeholders are co-developing a coherent set of services for seven city hubs across the EU.
EuPOLIS’ approach connects Nature Based Solution interventions for open public spaces with citizens’ needs for improved public health and Well Being. The main concept and groups of NBS are presented in the following figure and implemented in our four demonstration sites.
The YADES’ network aims to use proper modelling tools and methods, innovative technologies (terrestrial and satellite imaging for wide-area inspection, advanced machine learning techniques, etc.) to deliver an integrated platform for resilience assessment of Cultural Heritage areas, YADES will take into account the local ecosystems in the areas of interest, mapping out their interactions and following a truly sustainable reconstruction approach at technical, social, institutional, environmental and economic levels.
The European Commission-funded project PROTECT supports urgent action for climate adaptation, mitigation and resilience. It enables public authorities to use state-of-the-art innovation procurement approaches in order to identify solutions – climate services based on Earth Observation - that best fit the specific and systemic needs of the public demand. The focus is on five application domains, namely: Energy and utilities, Sustainable urban communities, Agriculture Forestry and other land use, Marine and coastal environments, and Civil security and protection. PROTECT will source and assess existing and high-potential climate services solutions and technologies that use Environmental Observation including Earth Observation.
It will engage with an extensive and varied community of public buyers and practitioners from environmental transitional/ climate change adaptation services from cities and regions to facilitate the definition and aggregation of their needs and functional requirements for climate services, explaining, fostering and supporting a ‘buying with green impact’ approach. PROTECT will prepare the operational ground for one or more joint, cross border or coordinated pre-commercial procurement (PCP) processes. At policy level, it will provide decision-makers of public procurement, climate adaptation and mitigation, and Earth Observation policies at EU, national, regional and local levels, with practical recommendations and guidelines to boost the use of innovation procurement for climate action.
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The purpose of the PANOPTIS project is to improve the resiliency (ability to adapt) of the road infrastructures and ensuring reliable network availability under unfavourable conditions, such as extreme weather, landslides, and earthquakes. The project’s main goal is to combine down-scale climate change scenarios (applied to road infrastructure) with structural and geotechnical simulation tools, and with actual data from sensors (terrestrial and airborne) so as to provide the operators with an integrated tool able to support more effective management of their infrastructures at planning, maintenance and operation level.
The PANOPTIS integrated platform (and its sub-modules) will be implemented in two motorway sections in the Greek and Spanish primary road network.
EIFFEL will offer the EO-based community the ground-breaking capacity of exploiting existing GEOSS and external datasets and build upon prior knowledge, with minimal new data collection activities. Added-value services interoperable with GEOSS will be designed, using cognitive search and metadata augmentation tools based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), including Natural Language Processing. These tools will leverage advanced cognitive features to extract meaningful information from and enrich GEOSS metadata. EIFFEL will foster the co-design of Climate Change adaptation policies and mitigation strategies and monitor Climate Change effects in the respective regions.
CURE synergistically exploits the Copernicus Core Services and develops an umbrella cross-cutting application for urban resilience in DIAS (Data and Information Access Services), consisting of individual cross-cutting applications for climate change adaptation/mitigation, energy and economy, as well as healthy cities and social environments, at several European cities.
In STARDUST, intelligent solutions for energy, mobility and ICT will be integrated in cities together with innovative business models, which will serve as blueprints for replication across Europe and abroad. These synergy of actions will transform cities into living labs, platforms where citizens and community engagement will become the driving elements to improve not only their way of life but also their local economies.
The project is fully aligned with the Clean Energy for All Europeans strategy and involves three lighthouse cities and four follower cities.
ProGIreg uses nature for urban regeneration with and for citizens. In our front-runner cities, eight different nature-based solution will create productive green infrastructure that not only helps improve living conditions and reduce vulnerability to climate change, but also provides measurable economic benefits to citizens and entrepreneurs in post-industrial urban districts.