Our mission is to design and implement architectures that involve the use and process of geospatial information. Our research in the geospatial domain applies to Earth Observation Data for wildlife monitoring, agriculture monitoring, provision of modelling and analytics tools, measure planning and decision support for climate change, geographic information for Open Data and Big Data, and driving innovation in Crisis Management.
Our vision is to address current and future challenges related to:
- Earth Observation and Security providing inputs to the Copernicus and GEOSS initiatives.
- Multiple Risk and Emergency Management, applying results of previous projects in early warning for tsunamis, biodiversity, cultural heritage, agriculture, etc.
- Observation Web with associated environmental enablers for the Future Internet.
Additionally, we aim to be a reference partner for the developments needed to adopt the INSPIRE directive in the Public Administration
With the main goal of promoting the adoption of emerging geospatial technologies, and with a strong relationship with the Geospatial Information Research Line, that provides the technical and thematic knowledge in this domain, the Environment Sector looks for:
- Integration of in-situ & EO observations from environmental sensors
- Use of large array databases (i.e. Rasdaman) for the massive storage and analysis of raster-based information (e.g. satellite imagery)
- Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for accessing and processing geospatial information
- Expertise on Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards such as WMS, WFS, WPS, WCS, SWE…
- Implementation of geographical independent decision support and alerting systems (e.g. for the prevention of disasters)