5G Techritory – 3rd Baltic Sea Region 5G Ecosystem Forum – European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs)


The 5G Techritory Forum 2020 will be the third-annual event bringing together the leading minds in 5G deployment in the Baltic Sea Region. The 2020 Forum is projected to assemble 800+ of the leading decisionmakers in policy, business, and infrastructure to increase collaboration and reinforce commitment to joint development.

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During the DAY 1 – 11th November between 10:25 – 11:10 CET, there will be a panel discussion dedicated to European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs).

This discussion will take a look at various topics connected with European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) – what are the needs and current challenges of the digital transition and innovation, what is the expected role of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs), what are the European added value based on EDIH networking, and more. Therefore this panel will take a closer look at the digital transformation – how to make it work for people, businesses and the environment, what are the sectors and industries that will benefit from it the most and what is the expected impact of 5G on digital innovation.

Description: The need and current challenges of the digital transition and innovation. Expected role of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs). European added value based on EDIH networking. Digital transformation -how to make it work for people, businesses and the environment. Sectors and industries that will benefit the most. 5G and its expected impact on digital innovation.

Moderator: Salvis Roga, MOB, Green-Tech Cluster / Kurzemes Business Incubator (confirmed)


  • Anne-Marie Sassen, Deputy Head of Unit. DG CONNECT/A2, European Commission (confirmed)
  • Āris Dzērvāns, Deputy State Secretary on Digital Transformation, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia (confirmed)
  • Muhammad Ali, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (confirmed)
  • Petr Uhlir, WIRELESSINFO, EDIH in Czech republic
  • Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (to confirm)

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The full agenda of the 5G Techritory Forum 2020 can be found at https://www.5gtechritory.com/updates2020/agenda

Join the session “Data Driven Innovation in the Agrifood sector: where are we?” on Thursday

This week is very important for the data & AI community in Europe, since BDVA is running the flagship event European Big Data Value Forum. The event counts on a great set of sessions and speakers. You can find more information about the event here.

Registration for this virtual event is for free and available here.

I would like to invite you to join the session “Data Driven Innovation in the Agrifood sector: where are we?” that will be held on Thursday 5 November at 14:00-15:30 CET.

The session will present some relevant data initiatives in the sector (DEMETER, NIVA, AI4EU, DataBio, DjustConnect…) including the perspective of the farmers (WFO, Coldiretti) and will discuss on how Common Data Spaces for Agriculture should look like. For this we will count on the following set of speakers:

  • Nuria Lama (Parallel session chair) European Programmes Manager, Member of the Board of Directors of BDVA, Atos Research and Innovation
  • Ana Antunes (Speaker) Agronomist, SmartRural S.L
  • Giorgio Micheletti (Speaker) Consulting Director, IDC
  • Arne Berre (Speaker) SINTEF and NorwAI
  • Ioanna Roussaki (Speaker) Assistant Professor, National Technical University of Athens
  • Panos Ilias (Speaker) IT Business Analyst – DjustConnect, ILVO
  • Sander Jenssen (Speaker) Team Lead, Wageningen Environmental Research, Team Earth informatics
  • Luisa Volpe (Speaker) Head of Policy Development, World Farmers Organisation
  • Rita Gentili (Speaker) Coldiretti

Join this session on Thursday, contribute to the discussion and help to raise the interest of applying Data and AI technologies to the Agriculture and Food sectors.

EUXDAT Webinar Series – Pilots’ Session 3

The EUXDAT Webinar Series was concluded with the Pilots’ Session 3 following the Pilots’ Sessoin 1 and Pilots’ Session 2.

Please, helps us to get your opinion on the EUXDAT project.by filling in the questionnare.

Agenda of the Webinar:

EUXDAT relevance towards Biodiversity. Karel Charvát (CoO)

Better Land Use Management, Soil Management, Biodiversity Management are important part of European Green and also UN Suspensible Development Goals. The webinar will demonstrate, how with EUXDAT infrastructure is possible to improve Land Use Mapping

Open Land Use Map Scenario. Dimitri Kozhukh (Plan4all)

In the webinar we will introduce output of Open Land Use pilot. There will be part devoted to the creation of Open Land Use Map, part devoted to generation of geomorphological characteristics of the OLU objects (land parcels) and also automatic classification of land cover/ land use from Sentinel-2 imagery.

Crop Monitoring Pilot. Dimitrios Moshou, Ioannis Navrozidis (CERTH)

In the webinar we will introduce output of Crop Monitoring pilot. There will be part devoted to the creation of spectral index creation from Sentinel-2 bands, part devoted to characteristics of the crop stress in olive groves and also automatic classification of stress-disease incidence by SVM from Sentinel-2 imagery.

Discussion and feedback analysis, Karel Charvát (CoO), Jorge Lopez (ATOS)

RDA 16th Plenary Meeting – Costa Rica (Virtual)

The 16th Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance will take place 9-12 November 2020.

With the theme “Knowledge Ecology“, the event is co-organised by CONARE Costa Rica, RDA United States and Research Data Canada.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, RDA has been contemplating the feasibility of holding its face-to-face plenary in Costa Rica in November. Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our community, the anticipation of continued travel and budget constraints, and the success of RDA’s most recently held Virtual Plenary 15, the organizing committee has decided to move forward in planning another virtual meeting (VP16). VP16 will provide attendees the opportunity to remotely attend plenary sessions, participate in multiple breakout sessions, attend poster sessions and collaborate with attendees.

On behalf of the Plenary 16 organizing committee, thank you in advance for your support and understanding. Although an in-person event may still be able to take place in Costa Rica, it is too soon to make that decision and if it does move forward, we expect a more simplified meeting format than our typical plenary event, with a much smaller audience. Details on an in-person event will be shared with the community as they become available. In the interim, if you have any questions/concerns, please contact RDA.

RDA 16th Plenary Meeting – Registration

EUXDAT Webinar Series – Pilot’s Session 2

The EUXDAT Webinar Series continues with the Pilot’s Session 2 following the Pilot’s Sessoin 1. In case you missed it, you can replay the webinar right now!

Please, helps us to get your opinion on the EUXDAT project.by filling in the questionnare.

Webinar Agenda:

EUXDAT relevance towards Achieving Climate Neutrality. Karel  Charvát (CoO)

Climate action will be  at the heart of the European Green Deal – an ambitious package of measures ranging from ambitiously cutting greenhouse gas emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment. We will explain, how EUXDAT can help manage weather information and how can help to agriculture in mittigation on climatic changes and also how reduce negative influence of Agriculture on clime

Agro-Climatic Zones Scenario. Karel Jedlička, Pavel Hájek (WirelessInfo)

The Agro-climatic classification system allows user to calculate a time and spatial distribution of agroclimatic variables such as Forst dates (Last frost dates/First spring dates), Annual/Seasonal Evapotranspiration and precipitation, Soil temperature, Solar radiation, Growing degree units, Heat stress units or Number of days with optimal growing temperatures based on historical data of ERA5-Land dataset.

Field Accessibility Tool and its Components. Marcela Doubková (PESSL Instruments)

WORKFLOW is a service for clients that provides them information on field accessibility for their machinery for upcoming 3-5 days. The service is based on iMETOS soil moisture data (from Pessl Instruments), soil moisture forecasted data (Meteoblue), DEM available from Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM) as well as state-of-the-art Sentinel-2 data. The output information informs user about field accessibility ranging from ‘not accessible’ to ‘easy accessible with heavy machine’.

Discussion and feedback analysis, Karel Charvát (CoO), Jorge Lopez (ATOS)

EUXDAT Webinar Series – Pilot’s Session

Did you miss another webinar held in the frame of EUXDAT Webinar Series? No worries, we have a recording for you so that you can watch it now!

Please, helps us to get your opinion on the EUXDAT project.by filling in the questionnare.

Webinar Agenda:

EUXDAT relevance towards Farm to Fork and Towards a Green Cap. Karel Charvát (CoO)
The Farm to Fork Strategy, s to address the challenges and accelerate the transition to sustainable food systems, to ensure that the economic, social and environmental foundations of food and nutrition security are not compromised for current and future generations. To be possible implement challenging goal of Farm Fork Strategy, there will be necessary to introduce effective knowledge management. We will share our experience, how new technologies can help with implementation of such knowledge management system.

Crop Climate Risk Analysis, Monitoring, and Prediction. Nicoletta Addimando, Christoph Ramshorn (meteoblue)
We combine local climate data with information on a crop’s susceptibility to drought and frost in different growth stages. This allows us to analyse which crops are best suited for a location as it is affected by climate change. We can also monitor crop weather risks as the current growing season unfolds and predict crop weather risks for 5 to 14 days.

Discussion and feedback analysis, Karel Charvát (CoO), Jorge Lopez (ATOS)

Final Webinars of the EUXDAT Project “The EUXDAT e-Infrastructure”

Yesterday, a final webinar series of the EUXDAT project started with the webinar dedicated to The EUXDAT e-Infrastructure. In case you missed it, we have its recording so you can watch it now!

Please, helps us by filling in the questionnare to get your opinion on the EUXDAT project.

The agenda of the webinar:

Introduction of Series EUXDAT Webinars. Karel Charvát (CoO)

Introduction to series of Webinars, purpose of  Webinars and introduction of EUXDAT questionnaire

Green Deal, Destination Earth and EUXDAT. Nieto De Santos, Francisco Javier (ATOS)

This webinar will describe the main features of the EUXDAT e-Infrastructure and will analyse the main topics defined in the last initiative of the EC, focusing on the Green Deal. We will explain how EUXDAT can contribute to the EC vision and which features might be used by researchers and practitioners, in order to facilitate the implementation of the proposed ideas and concepts

The EUXDAT End user Platform. Anne Haugommard, Fabien Castel (ATOS France)

In this session we will present the EUXDAT platform features offered in the web platform. An overview of the platform components and hosting e-infrastructure architecture, the data catalogue, the development environment with notebooks to develop new value-added algorithms using data connectors and geoprocessing libraries.

The orchestrator, parallelization, monitoring, and accounting in EUXDAT. Jesus Gorroñogoitia Cruz,  Paolo Marangio (ATOS Spain)

This webinar presents the architecture implemented for managing the underlying infrastructure of EUXDAT, so it is possible to use Cloud and HPC resources in the Agriculture domain easily. It will present the different components involved (orchestrator, monitoring, accounting, Service Level Agreements manager) and how they are connected. In the webinar we will explain the features provided and how they can be used. We will also explain how we parallelized one of the EUXDAT scenarios and how it is possible to run it through the described components.

Parallelizing with Python-MPI. Jose M. Montañana (HLRS)

The amount of data available for Geoprocessing applications has been increasing exponentially during the last decades, as well as the size of the problems to solve, which requires increasing the computation capabilities. In order to achieve it and reduce computation time, supporting tools have been developed to ease the distribution of tasks among multiple processing nodes. In this session, we focus on an introduction to how to use Python-MPI. It allows parallelizing existing applications for its execution on HPC and on Cloud.

Discussion and feedback analysis. Karel Charvát (CoO), Jorge Lopez (ATOS)


Final EO4Agri Workshop

This is the final workshop of the EO4AGRI project, which is planned as an open meeting to present the final EO4AGRI Strategic Research Agenda and recommended Roadmap towards improving the European capacity for operational agriculture monitoring based on information derived from Copernicus satellite observation data and through the exploitation of associated geospatial and socio-economic information services.

The workshop will be split into two sessions of around 1.5 hours each. The first section is oriented to researchers, developers, scientific communities, etc, and will be focused on the methodology, user requirements, and gap analysis processes developed during the project in order to get the results that are gathered in the EO4AGRI Strategic Research Agenda and Roadmap that will be presented during the second session (which is mainly targeted to policymakers, public administrations, etc).

Additionally, each slot will be combined with a Coffee table where participants will be able to interact with the speaker and discuss hot topics of that slot.


28/10/2020 || 14:00 CET : Technical insights on the use of Earth observation for agricultural applications

  1. Overall event concept
  2. EO4Agri – Project overview
  3. User Requirements and Gap Analysis for the use of Earth observation data in agricultures
  4. Technical landscape
  5. Methods for Agriculture Applications
  6. Infrastructure & Software
  7. EO4AGRI catalogue.
  8. Q&A

29/10/2020 || 14:00 CET: EO4AGRI Strategic Research Agenda and Roadmap

  1. Overall event concept.
  2. Project Introduction
  3. Earth Observation for Agriculture Strategy and Implementation of the Green Deal
  4. EO4AGRI Strategic Research Agenda for Earth Observation in Agriculture in  Europe beyond 2020
  5. EO4AGRI Policy Roadmap – concise guidelines for EO in agriculture for CAP post-2020
  6. Q&A

Using the Atlas of Best Practice to Fight COVID-19 in Rural Areas

This webinar scheduled on 20th October at 9 AM CEST will present three challenges that use the Atlas of Best Practice to present solutions to problems that arise in connection with Covid-19 in various areas. These challenges are Atlas of Regional Specialities, Atlas of the Best Practices – Polirural cases and Atlas of Social Enterprises. At the same time, it offers interesting examples of how to eliminate these negative impacts and  cope with the pandemic using innovations and lessons learned from across Europe. 

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Agenda of the webinar:

  • Welcome from the moderator (Bente)
  • Hackathon introduction and quick overview of 3 challenges: similarities and differences
  • Atlas of the Best Practices (the Enabling project) – common technical platform for presentation of outputs of individual Challenges
  • Ch. 2 presentation (Kristyna, Petr)
    • goals, the Atlas prototype – Regional Specialities, Expected outputs, brainstorming 
  • Ch. 6 presentation (Pavel, Petr)
    • goals, the Atlas prototype – Polirural, Expected outputs, brainstorming
  • Ch. 12 presentation (Radoslav, Petr)
    • goals, the Atlas prototype – Social Enterprises, Expected outputs, brainstorming
  • general Q&A
  • Conclusion

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