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Submit your abstract to the Data space session at the European Geoscience Union (EGU) meeting

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In the frame of the newly funded GREAT project, EGI, together with partners from EARSC, CNR and Australian National University, organises a session titled: Data Spaces: Battling Environmental and Earth Science Challenges with Floods of Data.

The session is proposed as part of the programme of the General Assembly 2023 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) held in Vienna, Austria and online from 23–28 April 2023. The assembly is open to scientists of all nations.

Submit your abstract by January 10, 2023.

EGU abstract submission

Data Spaces: Battling Environmental and Earth Science Challenges with Floods of Data

Convener: Magdalena Brus | Co-conveners: Paolo Mazzetti, Lesley Wyborn, Francesca Piatto

Europe’s green transition and response to environmental challenges will depend on a parallel digital transition, supporting decision-makers and actors with fit-for-purpose digital technologies and assets. The EU’s “European strategy for data” and Data Governance Act identify data spaces as the instruments to achieve a single market for data, global competitiveness and data sovereignty through “a purpose- or a sector-specific or cross-sectoral interoperable framework of common standards and practises to share or jointly process data”.

Shortly, European data spaces will ensure that more data becomes available for use in research, economy and society while keeping data rights-holders in control.

Several projects and initiatives are building thematic data spaces, allowing researchers, industries, and governments to access high-quality, interoperable data and related services from multiple providers and giving data holders and providers tools to manage, control and provide access to their data. The benefits of data spaces for a FAIR data ecosystem and potential users are clear, but a deeper understanding of the design, set up and evolution of data spaces is needed.

Who should submit

This session seeks contributions from any group, project or initiative that has established or is establishing a data space in the context of environmental and Earth sciences. Talks in this session should provide a general overview of the designing, building, running, and governing data spaces and share best practices in this respect. Practical use cases on different levels (regional, national, European or global) demonstrating the value of data spaces for access, combining data from various sources and flexible environmental/Earth system data processing are also welcome including initiatives bridging into data spaces such as Destination Earth Data Lake. Finally, we welcome presentations from projects and initiatives working to consolidate the complex landscape of different data ecosystems, both within and beyond environmental and Earth sciences.

What is the Data Space?

A Data space brings together relevant data infrastructures and governance frameworks to build public collection of FAIR, quality data and related resources (digital services) consumed, produced and provided by identified participants, each respecting societal values and operating within an explicit framework of trust and governance

What is Green Deal Data Space Foundation?

The GREAT project, funded by the Digital Europe program, aims to establish the Green Deal Data Space Foundation and its Community of Practice which builds on both the European Green Deal and the EU’s Strategy for Data. The project will deliver a roadmap for implementing and deploying the Green Deal Data Space, an infrastructure that will allow data providers and initiatives to openly share their data to tackle climate change in a multidisciplinary manner.

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