By bringing together a solid transnational and interdisciplinary consortium of 19 partners from 8 European countries, the EIFFEL project is aiming to do what its full title promises:
"REVEALING THE ROLE OF GEOSS AS THE DEFAULT DIGITAL PORTAL FOR BUILDING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION & MITIGATION APPLICATIONS".
To achieve this, the project will offer the Earth Observation community the ground-breaking capacity of exploiting existing GEOSS datasets.
Added-value services interoperable with GEOSS will be designed using cognitive search and metadata augmentation tools based on Artificial Intelligence, including Natural Language Processing (NPL), in the development and deployment of which our company has the leading role. These tools will leverage advanced cognitive features to extract meaningful information from and enrich GEOSS metadata.
The development and uptake of 5 pilot applications will be promoted during the project lifetime, from different geographic areas and climate regions, addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, The Paris Agreement and the Sendaï Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and aligned with GEO Societal Benefit Areas:
- Water and Land Use Management,
- Sustainable Agriculture,
- Transport Management,
- Sustainable Urban Development and
- Disaster Resilience.
The project targets urban, regional, national and cross-border scales with a view to upscale their scope and results to larger areas and a pan-European scale.
The overall aim
The EIFFEL partnership will work intensively for 36 months in total to:
- Exploit the untapped potential of available GEOSS datasets, i.e. satellite, in-situ, modelling, crowd-sourced, by creating AI-based cognitive search tools;
- Leverage techniques of Explainable AI to develop tangible indicators for Climate Change impacts;
- Contribute to GEO’s new infrastructural feature, the GEO Knowledge Hub, a digital repository providing access to the knowledge needed to build GEOSS-driven applications;
- Foster the co-design of Climate Change adaptation and mitigation applications by bringing onboard the decision-makers who are working towards the Paris Agreement goals at local, regional and national scales;
- Develop, using co-creation, a set of Climate Change adaptation and mitigation applications in different and quite diverse GEO Societal Benefit Areas to demonstrate the project innovations.
Our Company's role
LIBRA is leading the Augmenting GEOSS data exploration activities of the project, which including but are not limited to the:
- Development of the cloud-based front-end component and visualisation engine of the EIFFEL cognitive search tool;
- Setup of the data handling and management system of real-time metadata retrieval and querying to and from the EIFFEL augmented metadata database;
- Design and development of the EIFFEL’s NLP-based cognitive search engine;
- Design and development of a diverse toolset for metadata curation, enrichment, augmentation and extension;
having a vital contribution in the development of the cognitive search framework and the design and deployment of a range of metadata enrichment and curation mechanisms.
Last but not least, LIBRA will coordinate the consortium's exploitation activities.
The EIFFEL project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101003518.