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Access Copernicus data via an API as linked open data and connect it with information, e.g. on administrative areas, land cover, river networks, etc.
Identify how cities can leverage the information gathered by your app for city marketing purposes and draw up a concept to monetize your solution
Use Copernicus and linked open data to compare the "greeness" of European capitals
Demonstrate the added value derived from fusing different data sources
Copernicus AppLab
Develop a mobile app that assesses the "greeness" of European capitals


Urban areas are the source of many of today’s environmental challenges but an ever-growing number of European cities are putting environmental sustainability at the core of their urban development strategies. Such green cities constantly work on improving their environmental performance with a wide range of efforts including public transport, energy efficiency and waste management. The “greenness” of European capitals can be analysed by using two parameters that can be seen from space: the availability of vital green spaces and clean air.


Working with the Copernicus App Lab Streaming Data Library and Linked Open Data Tools your challenge is to develop a mobile app that compares the “greenness” of European capitals. You will be provided with via an API for mobile developers. Furthermore you can semantically enrich the Copernicus data with non EO data sets e.g. obtain actual city boundaries from Linked Open Data sourced from the Global Administrative Areas Dataset (GADM). You are even invited to integrate ‘what-if’ scenarios, e.g. does rainfall in Paris change if the sea-surface or land-surface temperature elsewhere becomes warmer?
The Copernicus App Lab is an H2020 research project funded by the European Commission.
The Copernicus App Lab project, which has launched this challenge, wishes to develop the ecosystem that will use its tools and data. To this end, if a team decides to continue their development, the Copernicus App Lab project team can provide support if they think it is relevant :
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