Cities face major challenges in providing efficient mobility options. E-Mopeds have become a trend in recent years. They run emission- and noise-free, have small size and can contribute to redesign today's urban mobility. Traditional routing apps are made for cars or bicycles. However, mopeds are subject to specific traffic regulations and thus require dedicated routing. We recently developed a moped routing prototype helping to guide drivers safely through cities.
Our colleagues from EOXPLORE presented our joint our GreenCities project on DLRs recent EO-Conference
"Neue Perspektiven der Erdbeobachtung" in Cologne.
In GreenCities we integrate big geospatial data to develop six spatial services supporting the sustainable management of the urban green.
The future of zero emission transportation is driven by electric propulsion systems. The challenge however is, that the availability of charging infrastructure lacks behind the demand. This can be seen in Norway, when lines of e-vehicles queue up in front of charging stations. Together with our partners Nordic Analysis from Oslo we are working now on a solution to predict the usage of public fast-charging sites, to inform users about their likely availability and to navigate them to the next available charging station.
Each day Copernicus delivers terabytes of Earth observation imagery about our planet. We have produced an image mosaic of Bavaria using Sentinel-2 imagery and develop tools to automatically update mosaics as soon as new imagery becomes available.
Over the last three years, Terranea contributed to I-REACT. The consortium has developed a cutting-edge Big Data emergency management system, integrating information coming from European monitoring systems, earth observation, social media, weather forecasts, and drones.
During a recent two-day workshop in Venice the I-REACT team presented its developments and attendees were able to experience first-hand the usefulness of the I-REACT tools.
Protecting the community from the risk and impact of flooding is at the heart of the European Floods Directive. The Directive requires Member States to assess the risk of floods and to produce flood hazard and flood risk maps. How could Copernicus support the related tasks of the Member States? The German Environment Agency recently awarded Terranea with a contract to assess the potentials and barriers for its use.
Today social media analysis and crowdsourcing are common activities to support emergency management. Text mining is an approach to understand unstructured messages. But what about all the images and videos that are shared through the social networks? We developed an Image and Video Recognition Engine to automatically identify images and videos related to a disaster event which are possibly relevant for the emergency managers. The tool was developed within the H2020 funded e2mc project.
Our colleagues from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna presented our joint study about the classification of tree species using Sentinel-2 data at the recent National Forum for Remote Sensing and Copernicus in Berlin. We conducted the project together for the German Environment Agency.
The European Green Infrastructure strategy (GI) aims to help stopping the loss of biodiversity and enable ecosystems to deliver their many services.
Together with colleagues from Trinomics, VU Amsterdam and IEEP we investigated different aspects of transboundary GI along Europe's eastern border. The project is part of a framework contract with the European Environment Agency for providing services in the area of Natural capital and ecosystem assessment.
On October 9, Terranea presented the I-REACT project during UNESCO's Executive Board meeting in Paris. At the same time we celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction, officially held each year on 13 October. #IDDRR2018 celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters.