Blogs from the MELODIES project

Written by BethanPerkins on the 3 Nov, 2016
The MELODIES project concluded with a conference held in Brussels on the 11-13 th October 2016. The event was called "Exploiting Open Data" and focussed on the creation and use of open data in the environmental domain, with a particular emphasis on the technical and entrepreneurial challenges and solutions that...full post >
Written by CharlesCalkoen on the 19 Jul, 2016
By Charles Calkoen and Ruben van der Neut Almost all ships nowadays are equipped with an Automatic Identification System (AIS), primarily to improve marine traffic safety. The system broadcasts signals containing the ship's identity, location, speed, heading and more every 2-10 seconds . These signals,...full post >
Written by MarionBuddeberg on the 1 Jun, 2016
From our last blog post you will already know that we want to develop a service to assist farmers while they are searching for suitable areas for greening measures on their arable fields. Within the last months, we have refined our methodology and tested its application...full post >
Written by XavierAlmolda on the 17 May, 2016
The Resource Definition Framework (RDF) language was initially designed as a metadata model to represent information in the Web. In the MELODIES project we are using RDF for our data, with the goal of being able to link our measurements or results with other open datasets. We...full post >
Written by UgoDiGiammatteo on the 31 Mar, 2016
In the Ocean Status Assessment Service , our objective is to support users in evaluating the compliance of coastal waters to the Marine DIrective Framework, using open data to answer questions like: what data relate to this Directive? what data exist about sea surface temperature? what data intersect this...full post >
Written by DebbieClifford on the 10 Mar, 2016
Every year, countries have to report their greenhouse gas emissions under the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change. This is done via a set of sectoral inventories using internationally agreed methodologies, and it is the "Land use, land use change and forestry" (LULUCF) sector that often causes the most headaches...full post >
Written by JonBlower on the 1 Mar, 2016
In the MELODIES project we are using environmental data of many different kinds, from individual point measurements of soil moisture to satellite imagery. Although these data are highly diverse, they can all be modelled as coverages . In this blog post, I’ll explain what a coverage is, outline some of...full post >
Written by BethanPerkins on the 25 Jan, 2016
On the 16th and 17th of January, 2016 four members of MELODIES (Bethan, Conrad, Gerardo and Maik) took part in the #FloodHack hackathon organised by ECMWF and the JRC to extend the capabilities of the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) and test...full post >
Written by Gerardo Lopez-S... on the 14 Jan, 2016
The XII intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) was held in Mexico City from November 9-13, 2015. The main topic was the commitment to share Earth Observation data and the main challenge is how to share observations in an era where data grows exponentially and big issues such...full post >
Written by SamTomlinson on the 18 Dec, 2015
Soil Moisture Portal The UK must report Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions as part of the Kyoto protocol and the release of one of those gases from UK soils, N 2 O (nitrous oxide), is very dependent on moisture content. Soil moisture can be influenced by land cover and...full post >

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