Support to the EEA’s coordination of the Copernicus In Situ Component
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is entrusted with the coordination of the in situ component of the Copernicus programme. The EEA is tasked with mapping the in situ data landscape, comparing what is available against requirements in order to identify gaps, supporting the provision of cross-cutting data and managing partnerships with data providers to improve access and use conditions. Two expert consortia have been contracted to support the EEA, focusing respectively on observations and spatial data.
As a member of the latter consortium, Evenflow leads the awareness-raising activities linked to the EEA’s in situ coordination role, which include the development of communication strategy and the publication of a series of communication materials. In the last year, Evenflow has overseen and significantly contributed to the design and publication of a dedicated newsletter , a complete revamping of the in situ component website, and the production of a series of fact sheets on in situ data requirements for each Copernicus service component.
The APOLLO Horizon 2020 project aims to bring the benefits of precision agriculture primarily but not exclusively to smallholder farmers. Taking advantage of the free and open data from the Copernicus Sentinels (amongst several other sources), and utilising state-of-the-art agronomic models, the APOLLO project is building a smartphone application to advise smallholders on crop health, tillage and irrigation scheduling and yield estimation. APOLLO services will be easy-to-use, cost-effective and affordable. The project is led by Draxis Environmental Technologies, and includes partners from Greece, Spain, Austria, Serbia and Belgium.
Evenflow is leading the Exploitation and Communication Work Package. Under Exploitation, a solid strategy for the commercialisation of the services after the end of the project is being developed. This includes identifying and evaluating potential business models (pricing, financing, sales strategies), understanding the requirements for operationalisation (new legal entity, agreements) and analysing issues associated with knowledge management and intellectual property.
The Communication task is seeking to foster a sustainable customer base through effective and targeted messages and the development of a suite of high-impact communication tools, including the APOLLO website, newsletter, brochure and leaflet.
CMEMS Rheticus MarineTM – Copernicus Marine User Uptake Demonstration project for the Marine Environment Monitoring Service
Evenflow teamed up with Planetek Italia, a highly innovative geospatial solutions provider in a successful bid for a contract with Mercator Ocean. The aim is to carry out a promotion and awareness-raising demonstration of a Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) downstream application on the Mediterranean Sea. Rheticus™ Marine is an innovative geoinformation service for monitoring coastal water quality. During this contract, it will be enriched with Copernicus Marine Service data and subjected to user-focused demonstration activities in Greece and Italy.
Evenflow is in charge of the promotion and communication tasks for the Rheticus™ Marine demonstration, including the development of communication strategy and brand identity and the design and development of communication and training materials.
EOMORES is a European innovation project (Horizon 2020) aiming to develop commercial services for monitoring the quality of inland and coastal water bodies, using data from Earth Observation satellites and in situ sensors to measure, model and forecast water quality parameters. The EOMORES team is comprised of 9 partners from 6 EU countries and is led by Water Insight BV.
Evenflow is leading the communication and exploitation activities in this project, being responsible for the development of a business plan and market analysis, as well as for the development of promotional tools and materials.
European Space Expo
The European Space Expo was a travelling exhibition organised by the European Commission to raise awareness of European Space programmes amongst the general public. Active between 2012 and 2016, it showcased the space-based services and applications made possible by the EU flagship programmes EGNOS, Galileo and Copernicus in 33 cities across Europe.
Evenflow consultants (under previous organisational arrangements) contributed operationally and strategically to the deployment of the European Space Expo in several countries (e.g. in Brussels, Cyprus, Germany, Romania, Poland, Denmark, Croatia, Italy, the Czech Republic and Slovenia). They provided on-site support at the Expo, made several presentations on Copernicus, Galileo and Space exploration to the general public and specialised groups, as well as to schoolchildren and university students. They also contributed to the design and update of the material contained in the Expo kiosks.