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Wikipedia defines a Science Shop as s a facility, often attached to a specific department of a university or an NGO, that provides independent participatory research support in response to concerns experienced by civil society. It's a demand-driven and bottom-up approach to research. In this classical definition, it is expected, that Science Shops are managed and operated by both permanent...

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This book https://www.researchgate.net/publication/255717111_Plan4all_Project_Interoperability_for_Spatial_Planning, is the output of Plan4all project, which leads to the establishing of Plan4all https://www.plan4all.eu/about/,  one from the organisation behind SmartAfriHub and also the main organiser of INSPIRE Hackathons. This book is also describing one period of defining European...

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Last week, the webinar on Assessing phenological events in agriculture based on Copernicus data was interrupted due to overloaded webinar platform. Fortunately, our presenters are very kind to repeat this webinar for you on Thursday and you are cordially invited!   DURING THIS FREE WEBINAR YOU WILL LEARN: Phenology in agriculture Phenology relevant data (RS/Copernicus data, other...

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We want to create original content, explore, and eventually find answers to the following fundamental questions:   When to plant?  What to plant? Where to sell?  However, the lack of data is apparent. It's the first problem to solve. To that end the challenge 2 team decided to launch a MASSIVE DATA COLLECTION ACTION.  Please,  share the data files that...

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In case you missed webinar dedicated to Improving interoperability between methods for sharing in-situ & citizen-sourced data by Valantis Tsiakos (ICCS, WeObserve), Joan Maso (CREAF) and Michal Kepka (UWB), we offer you an excellent opportunity to replay this webiar!  

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This team aims to demonstrate several options for meteorological data exploitation for the needs of African farmers. During previous INSPIRE Hackathons, we worked on an Agroclimatic map of a selected region, on a tool alerting farmers about forecasted severe weather conditions or on a Climatic Services for Africa. Within the challenge for Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon there is an idea of how to...

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Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) are multi-actor ecosystems that support farming communities in their digital transformation by providing a broad variety of services from a one-stop shop. I line with this goal, a WhatsApp meeting was held on the 1st of April, 2020, to address some of the challenges and opportunities in the uptake of digital technologies by farmers in Africa. The guiding questions...

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On Thursday there will be a webinar focused on Improving interoperability between methods for sharing in-situ & citizen-sourced data  and you are cordially invited! DURING THIS FREE WEBINAR YOU WILL LEARN: Approaches for modelling citizen-science data through the OGC SensorThings API Representation and visualisation of resources in the context of existing applications SensLog...

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Did you miss a livestream of the webinar on Open Land Use dataset: description, creation and usage by Dmitri Kozukh (Plan4all) and Sofia Peleli (Hellenic Mediterranean University), hosted by Bente Lilja Bye? No worries, you can replay a recording of this webinar! All presentations are coming soon!  

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On Wednesday, there will be another webinar focused on Deep Learning for Weather Forecast this time and you are cordially invited! DURING THIS FREE WEBINAR YOU WILL LEARN: Description of the data and preprocessing pipeline. Description of the used methodology and frameworks. Introduction to the challenge deep learning for weather forecasting   What: The weather is a...

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On Wednesday, there will be a webinar on Assesing phenological events in agriculture based on Copernicus data and you are cordially invited! DURING THIS FREE WEBINAR YOU WILL LEARN: Phenology in agriculture Phenology relevant data (RS/Copernicus data, other sources of data): definition and availability. Radar and optical data New data analysis methods such as deep learning algorithms...

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Please give your opinion on the poll. It will give a guidance to the mentors of the challenge 2 to organize the on-demand workshops.  The workshops are carried out virtually  in April and May.

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Several important questions have been raised regarding the process and features of hackathon. I've asked Karel Charvat - the godfather of the Inspire Hackathons -  to provide his responses. He has a long experience on different kinds of hackathons and he has been the key person to lay the principles and values of the Inspire Hackathon movement.    1.      ...

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Did you miss a livestream of the webinar on Cataloging citizens’ observatories data and results by Valantis Tsiakos (ICCS), Koushik Panda (DEIMOS), Georgiana Beres (Datopian) and Karel Charvát (Plan4all), hosted by Bente Lilja Bye? No worries, we have a recording for you! All presentations are coming soon!  

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Today, there was a webinar dedicated to SmartAfriHub and revealing its resources. The web-, social media- and communication expert Petr Uhlir and the admin of the SmartAfriHub gives an overview of the SmartAfriHub. Why is SmartAfriHub useful in Africa to boost community building and digital transformation?  Petr  led you on a tour into the platform.  Then Jiri Kvapil...

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  With the increase of big data in smart farming, it is more essential than ever to focus on the ethical and legal aspects of data governance (access, control, consent) and practices. This will provide valuable insights into how data is being collected and used, and for what purposes, how to bridge the digital divide, and how to create transparency in order to build trust between...

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Webinar dedicated to Open Land Use dataset - description, creation and usage is coming soon! The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday 7th April 2020 and below you can find the overview and more details.   DURING THIS FREE WEBINAR YOU WILL LEARN: Open Land Use model Extensions to Open Land Use - some examples Visualization tools for Open Land Use datasets Introduction to two challenges...

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One more book I added to blog. This book describe, how Spatial Data Infrastructure can be used for regional development and environment protection. See the book https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266565005_INSPIRE_and_Social_Empowerment_for_Environmental_Sustainability_Results_from_the_HABITATS_project And here is abstract: The INSPIRE (INSPIRE, 2007) Directive represents perhaps the...

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The members of challenge 2 gathered on WhatsApp to chat and ideation on Thursday  2.4.2020 evening.  The panelists were:  SSEMBAJWE RONALD, SAMUEL, ANTOINE @kant , CRESPO  AND TUULA   The topic scheduled for 2.4.2020 was "Irrigation".   The irrigation has a linkage on the previous chat on 1.4.2020 that explored the issue “When to plant?  The...

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INFORMATION HAVE BEEN UPDATED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK The IST-Africa 2020 conference, supported by the European Commission (EC) and the African Union Commission (AUC), addresses a series of societal challenges. The Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 is a contribution to the joint efforts to solve these challenges. The hackathon addresses some of the key topics identified by the IST-Africa...

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