This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme (EC FP7-ENV-2008-1) for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No.  226487

Period: May 2009 – Apr. 2012

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EuroGEOSS demonstrates the added value to the scientific community and society of making existing systems and applications interoperable and used within the GEOSS and INSPIRE frameworks.


The project will build an initial operating capacity for a European Environment Earth Observation System in the three strategic areas of Drought, Forestry and Biodiversity. It will then undertakes the research necessary to develop this further into and advanced operating capacity that provides access not just to data but also to analytical models made understandable and useable by scientists from different disciplinary domains. This concept of inter-disciplinary interoperability requires research in advanced modelling from multi-scale heterogeneous data sources, expressing models as workflows of geo-processing components reusable by other communities, and ability to use natural language to interface with the models. The extension of INSPIRE and GEOSS components with concepts emerging in the Web 2.0 communities in respect to user interactions and resource discovery, also supports the wider engagement of the scientific community with GEOSS as a powerful means to improve the scientific understanding of the complex mechanisms driving the changes that affect our planet.


  • Royal Society for the Protection Of birds
  • Universitat Jaume i de Castellon
  • Edisoft-Empresa de Servicos e Desenvolvimento de Software Sa
  • Centro Nacional de Informacion Geografica
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Fundacion General de la Universidad de Alcala
  • University of Nebraska
  • Internationales Institut fuer Angewandte Systemanalyse
  • Univerza v Ljubljani
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • CNR-Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (CNR-IIA)
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg
  • Universitaet Hamburg
  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
  • The University of Nottingham
  • Universitaet Fuer Bodenkultur Wien
  • Commission of the European Communities – Directorate General Joint Research Centre – JRC
  • Birdlife International
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility
  • Section Francaise de l’Institut des Ingenieurs Electriciens et Electroniciens
  • Confederacion Hidrografica del Ebro
Stefano Nativi

Stefano Nativi

CNR IIA Leader