European Group of Enterprises for a Network of Information Using Space (EUGENIUS) is a 24 months H2020 project. EUGENIUS consists of Earth Observation SMEs group (TerraNIS, Spacebel, Planetek, Terra Spatium and IQube-Sertit) and a specialized consulting firm (Cap High Tech) that are providing Earth Observation applicative tools/services to the regional European markets, while furthermore is bringing benefit by exploiting the potential of Copernicus and local data usage.
In a nutshell, EUGENIUS objectives are to develop viable market based Earth Observation services that will be supplied in different European regions, to build a network of GIS platforms in each region, to industrialize applicative tools, to demonstrate the economic sustainability of the concept and prepare the network expansion and to involve end-users in the whole life cycle of the project.
EUGENIUS applicative tools are operationally used earth observation services. The thematic areas of applicative tools are, urbanization monitoring and management, agriculture areas management and monitoring, forest monitoring and regional natural risks assessing and monitoring.
Applicative tools for project pilot tests
“Pixagri” (TerraNIS) is allowing to monitor agriculture fields and to provide agronomic decision support for improved field operations.
“Dynamic forest monitoring” (Spacebel) support different kind of services dealing with forestry domain: forest area size measurement, sustainable forest management and detection of illegal deforestation.
“Urbanisation growth monitoring” (ICube-Sertit) is a local service dedicated to urban and land spatial planning, and to support the development of a territory in compliance with ecological and sustainability considerations or directives.
“Flood mapping service” (ICube-Sertit ) allows flood, water / wetlands, environmental, land planning management by collecting and delivering geo-information and maps related to on¬going or historical flooding events.
“Water quality monitoring” (Planetek) provides information about ecological status of the coastal environment through a series of physical parameters. “Landslide monitoring” (Planetek) which allows the monitoring of infrastructure instabilities and terrain displacements (landslides, subsidence, etc.) based on the persistent scatterers technique.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730150