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SENSUM is Project of the Month @ IncreEAST

SENSUM has been selected as Project of the Month by incrEAST.

incrEAST is an information platform designed to:

  • help intensify international cooperation in science and technology between the European Union and the countries of Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia

  • facilitate the networking of research organisations, policy stakeholders and individuals from these regions, and 

  • promote scientific and research policy dialogue between countries of the target regions and EU Member States.

incrEAST provides:

  • detailed and up-to-date information about the political development of research and technology in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia 

  • information about collaborative projects, programmes and partner organisations, as well as about potential Host Institutions in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia for EU researchers, and

  • contact information for local experts.

The platform is geared towards researchers, developers and scientists who are interested in carrying out cross-border research projects, gaining experience in cooperating with the European Union, and conducting further research on the results of joint projects. incrEAST is also aimed at decision-makers in politics and in the private sector.

IncrEAST was initiated and is run by the EU FP7 funded projects IncoNet EECA (Eastern Europe/Central Asia) and IncoNet CA/SC (Central Asia/South Caucasus). Regional correpondents from these projects – experts for the science landscapes and research policies of their countries – regularly update the information provided here. In addition, the Central Information Office of both IncoNets has developed close links with other EU cooperation projects trageting these regions, which regularly contribute their expertise to this portal.

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SENSUM Study Areas

A novel sampling framework will be developed that guides the in-situ data collection and integration process. Novel in-situ data collection tools (e.g. omni-directional imaging) will be included. Advanced analysis and processing of current and future space-based products will enhance the approach. Uncertainties will be fully considered. Soon-to-be-released space products such as DLR Global Urban Footprint will be validated and their integration with the proposed methodologies explored. Data needs for post-disaster recovery will be addressed within the same framework, resulting in a comprehensive methodological solution to the monitoring of time-varying indicators at multiple spatial scales throughout the disaster cycle.

The consortium of 8 prominent scientific institutions and highly skilled SMEs has considerable experience in their respective fields. Many partners currently collaborate on the Global Earthquake Model Inventory Data Collection Tool (GEM IDCT). The ultimate goal is to produce a multi-resolution time varying indicator monitoring framework that applies to the whole disaster cycle. The framework is intended to· become the de-facto standard for future mapping of vulnerabilities.


Co-funded by the European Commission under FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme)
THEME [SPA.2012.1.1-04] Support to emergency response management - Grant agreement no: 312972

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