Τhe final e-shape General Assembly preparations are in full swing! With a united message “Blazing new trails for the EO market” that encapsulates and conveys the project’s mission for the way forward, the e-shape consortium, in this final General Assembly, will shed light on the project’s legacy showcasing successful results and new services.
“After a 4 year-journey, the e-shape project reached its goals. It proposed new approaches and achievements that transformed the Earth Observation sector and support EuroGEO. The 2023 e-shape General Assembly is a powerful opportunity for the consortium to share the progress, best practices and lessons learned since the launch of the project as well as to showcase and perceive the robust impacts of the work accomplished by all partners.
We started with 55 partners and 27 pilots in Cannes, in May 2019. During e-shape, the consortium has grown to 68 partners and reached 37 pilots. We developed, tested and operationalized a co-design methodology allowing to deploy services with and for the users. We support the technical evolutions and the changes from servers to clouds, the considerations of interoperability and standards, the in-situ measurements integration and other technical issues for each pilot.
We developed the tools to assess the FAIR and GEO principles for services and their trajectory towards these principles. We developed capacity building sessions and users’ uptake for each of the seven showcases and onboarded new pilots. We supported investment readiness, business and sustainability plans development, awareness about Intellectual Properties considerations. Additionally, we were communicating, disseminating and enhancing our visibility in the European Earth Observations community and Worldwide. We explore the governance of the EuroGEO initiative.
We built a community that can be proud of its achievements supporting the EuroGEO initiative, the Group on Earth Observations and more broadly the Earth Observation Sector. The Final General Assembly of e-shape will be the place to consolidate our community and to prepare its future.
Let’s explore new trails together in Nice.”
Thierry Ranchin, Scientific Coordinator of e-shape, MINES Paris-PSL University
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