Generic European Sustainable Information Space for the Environment
The GENESIS project began in 2008 with the objective of providing those involved in environment management and health services in Europe with an efficient, web-based solution for monitoring air quality, fresh and coastal water quality and their impacts on health.
The advanced, ICT-based solution that will result from this research and development will combine open, collaborative information networks while integrating systems that already exist in Europe.
This simple yet innovative objective perfectly aligns with the goals set out in the European union’s i2010 Lisbon Agenda to drive Europe to become the most dynamic economy in the world. The initiative not only promotes an open and competitive digital economy, but also sets out to improve the quality of life in Europe.
GENESIS will provide the tools to help achieve this aim.
The role of the SDIU in the GENESIS project is twofold. Firstly, SDIU ensures synergies with relevant initiatives at European and global level: INSPIRE, GEOSS, SEIS, SISE, etc. This is done through participation in networks and workshops, pilot initiatives, and technical analysis of reference documents, as well as a constant communication activity to inform and stimulate actions from GENESIS partners and external stakeholders.
Secondly, The SDIU contributes to the innovative dimension of the GENESIS solution, by performing research activities on the ontologies and structured vocabularies in support of geospatial services, and on workflow modeling and dynamic workflow composition.
Start Date: 1 September 2008
End Date: 31 August 2011