This project has received funding from the European Union Framework Program for Research and Innovation (SC5-18a-2014) under grant agreement nº 641538

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ConnectinGEO main lines of work are summarized in three basic topics: create and maintain a European Network of Earth Observation Networks (ENEON), conduct a gap analysis in the European in-situ Earth Observation networks and coordinate and stimulate the European contribution to GEOSS.

ConnectinGEO established collaboration with several EC projects such as GEO-CRADLE, ECOPotential SWOS, ENVRIPlus, GAIA-CLIM, etc. ConnectinGEO participated in several tasks of the GEOSS work programme.

The outputs of ConnectinGEO are classified in five categories: Methodologies, Tools, Data, Networks and Outreach.


ConnectinGEO methodology

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The ConnectinGEO methodology for the gap analysis has been delivered to the project stakeholders as a comprehensive list of gap providing a rational to prioritize a short list of them. Gaps on geographical extend, temporal and altitudinal resolution and uncertainties are the most common. There are still some measurements missing and many data sharing and management issues detected.


D6.1. ConnectinGEO methodology


Observation inventory

The information and parameters gathered are able for querying e.g. by spatial, temporal, and thematic coverage through an observation inventory portal. It will be used by the GEO Foundational Task on User Needs and Gap Analysis in the next 3 years of the 2017-2019 GEO work programme.


D4.1. Observation inventory requirements, database schema and queryable fields

D4.2. Observation inventory description and results report

D4.4. Observation inventory

D4.5. Observation inventory description and results report

Socio-Economic and Environmental Information Knowledge Base (SEE IN KB)

Includes the identification and documentation of societal knowledge needs and resulting observational requirements, supports user access to existing observations and the services meeting knowledge needs, and allows access to the gap analysis. It will be used by the GEO Foundational Task on User Needs and Gap Analysis.

ENEON commons

It is a collaboration environment through a Web portal offering a forum for debates and exchange of information, as well as, the queryable graphs. It accepts questions that are redirected to the appropriate network experts. ENEON Commons is currently a prototype and will be improved through the ERA-PLANET programme.

WebGIS Client providing access to in-situ measurements

The renewable energy SWE webservice tool allows access to in-situ measurements time series and metadata leveraging data sharing between companies and organisations. It is based on the open source solution developed by the 52° North SME. ARMINES will continue the development of the tool in next projects for novel in-situ observation systems.


All deliverables available at the Digital Repository of the ConnectinGEO

Gap Analysis Table/database

It contains all the identified gaps coming from the ConnectinGEO methodology. It is foreseen the gap analysis table will evolved in the GEO Foundational Task on User Needs and Gap Analysis in the next 3 years of the 2017-2019 GEO work programme.


Prioritized lits of gaps

The aim is that the stakeholders (including the EC) will take measures to secure funding to cover the gaps detailed by this project.


D6.2. Gap analysis draft report

D6.3. Gap analysis final report including prioritization


List of EVs

The list of the current EVs as well as their status have been published in the deliverables D2.2 and D2.3. It will be taken on board by the GEO Foundational Task on User Needs and Gap Analysis in the next 3 years of the 2017-2019 GEO work programme.

Acces to the list


D2.2. EVs current status in different communities and way to move forward 

D2.3. Proposal of EVs for selected themes 

EO networks

European Network of Earth Observation Networks (ENEON). ENEON is a common network of Earth observation networks to provide integrated and harmonized perspective of observations, forecasting and projecting, helping to reduce redundancies and detect gaps in the European EO arena. Initially working groups and ambassadors have been defined. The ENEON networks activities and the supporting tools will be continued in the ERAPlanet programme.

Mapping the landscape of the European Networks of EO Networks


ConnectinGEO project of the year award. The involvement of the private sector in providing data and products was stimulated by the EARSC product of the year initiative. The EARSC EO product award for 2017 will recognise a product which will support the implementation of the SDGs at national, regional and/or local levels, and the monitoring and reporting against the global indicator framework. Following the great success of this initiative, on 2017 EARSC has launched another award now established within EARSC structure ( The competition will run over a 3 month period (March 2017- May 2017).




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