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Put the satellites in action!

Short description of the organization, including link to website:

SIGTE of the University of Girona is a service involving applied research, training and knowledge and technology transfer, specialized in the treatment of geographic information and the use and application of the so-called Geo-ICT - information and communication technologies applied to the management of geographic information. https://www.udg.edu/en/sigte

Contact for project:

Gemma Boix (gemma.boix@udg.edu)

Related to WP call:

Related to call 2020

Kind of activity:

Website

Short description

The educational web-site platform proposed tends to bring remote sensing, through the Copernicus programme, closer to local administration, citizens and academia through an educational and a real practice approach using EO Browser tool. The main objective of the learning material presented here is to approach remote sensing to a non-specialized audience and to disseminate images related to changes in land surface viewed from the space.

Main outputs:

A user-friendly tool for the analysis of land surface changes as well as a tool for the dissemination of results.

What motivated you to participate as an associated partner to CoRdiNet?

The main motivation for participating as an external / associated partner to the CoRdiNet was to open to the public a set of teaching resources that the SIGTE team had prepared during the first quarter of 2020. In this way, we wanted to reach scientists, academics, professors and students an easy way to know the changes in the earth's surface using satellite images of the Copernicus program.

How does your proposed action/project complement the purpose of CoRdiNet? What is your contribution to the Copernicus ecosystem?

The project proposed tends to bring remote sensing, through the Copernicus programme, closer to local administration, citizens and academia through an educational and a real practice approach. The educational platform would contain learning materials relevant to CoRdiNet objectives and activities, among which we highlight the next ones:

  • Promote and teach the use of Copernicus data in a local and regional level.
  • Connect the Copernicus programme among citizens through real local use cases thus collaborating in its digitalization.
  • Create an educational resource for the academia for: teachers (as an innovative educational resource to better understand the increasingly frequent phenomena associated with global environmental change); researchers (as a resource to analyze data and disseminate the results); and students (as a technological resource to foster an autonomous element of critical analysis).

What new contacts did you make and what have you learnt from your engagement with CoRdiNet?

Thanks to the development of the web platform financed by Cordinet, the SIGTE team has contacted possible stakeholders interested in learning how to process satellite images easily through the so-called tool. This has made it possible to establish the first contact with research groups at the University of Girona itself, as well as contact other possible clients for SIGTE.