ELISE Workshop: Data Ecosystems for Geospatial Data

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Published on: 05/11/2020

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What lessons could be learned from existing data ecosystems on their way to sustainability?

The context

Geospatial data is highly valued for their potential to:

  • generate significant socioeconomic and environmental benefits
  • Lead to the establishment innovative services;
  • benefit a high number of users, in particular SMEs;
  • assist in generating revenues; and
  • be combined with other datasets.

and is the result of important investments in terms of infrastructures, standards (such as INSPIRE). Support programs and funding were made available to stimulate the exploitation of geospatial data in spatial data infrastructures. However, it remains challenging to sustain and modernise the approaches established by spatial data infrastructures.

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The workshop

We will share and discuss the lessons learned from the analysis of multiple existing data ecosystems which are sustainable and well-integrated to a certain extent. The workshop will show how Ecosystem Thinking may contribute to foster the links and exchanges inside and between such ecosystems and to identify and trigger the uptake of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI).

First Alexander Kotsev from the Joint Research Centre of European Commission will introduce the workshop. This short intervention will be followed by presentations by Prune Gautier, Sébastien Martin and Slim Turki from the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). They will present the context of the study and the adopted methodology followed by detailed results of the analysis of representative data ecosystems.

In the second part, a panel of Data Ecosystems experts:

  • Marion Glatron, Simon Saint-Georges, Rennes Métropole
  • Sean Wiid, UP42
  • Dan Isaac, SPIRE
  • Théo-Paul Haezebrouck, api-agro.fr
  • Rink W. Kruk, National Geographic Institute of Belgium
  • Daniel Seidel, LiveEO

will discuss the recommendations, the implementation requirements for scalable and sustainable data ecosystems, as well as replicability opportunities cross domains.

Finally, you will all be invited to give your advices and share your experience about the recommendations and the future! In order to facilitate the debate, the list of recommendations will be circulated in advance after you register

You are kindly invited to participate in the shift from SDIs to data ecosystems. Your experience is valuable, and your opinion more than welcome!


Location Intelligence for smart cities

This webinar is a part of a series of “Webinars and events” performed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre under the ELISE ISA² Action. The aim of these webinars is to quickly engage with new topics of relevance to the location interoperability, the digital transformation of government and socio-technical developments in this arena and to share the results and outcomes of ELISE action.

The webinar will take place on the 12/11/2020 at 14h00 CET (UTC+1)


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