Industrial

InSAR Applications – Why industry is learning to “love” radar

2020-12-09T16:53:53+02:00

When Golden Earring famously sang the lyric “We’ve got a light in the sky, radar love”  all the way back in 1973, little did they know just how much those “lights” (or radars) in the sky would add to our world years later. Just like in the song “Radar Love”, industry is continually learning to [...]

InSAR Applications – Why industry is learning to “love” radar2020-12-09T16:53:53+02:00

Industry digitalization

2020-11-06T14:57:50+02:00

The ever-expanding platform of mobile connectivity, together with the emergence of 5G-enabled cyber-physical systems and advanced cellular IoT, are laying the foundation for the fourth industrial revolution that will transform the existing business structures and provide a basis for disruptive new business. Industry 4.0 arrives in time in a critical moment for climate action. IoT, [...]

Industry digitalization2020-11-06T14:57:50+02:00

Less-polluting vehicles

2020-11-05T14:40:59+02:00

It is the case of gas to liquids, for example, switching to alternative fuels. Electric and LPG offer separate fuel systems, but there are other options offering the potential to clean up the existing diesel. One example is the new synthetic gas to liquid (GTL) fuel developed by Shell, derived from natural gas. The use [...]

Less-polluting vehicles2020-11-05T14:40:59+02:00

Technologies for provision of information, training and dissemination to citizens in the field of energy efficiency

2020-10-30T13:13:01+02:00

Citizen engagement is a complementary aspect of smart cities related to the support of greater engagement in an attempt to tap into the collective intelligence of cities as well as better understanding their daily acts and needs. Currently, a bigger priority in energy efficiency-oriented training and promotion activities is given to the implementation of modern [...]

Technologies for provision of information, training and dissemination to citizens in the field of energy efficiency2020-10-30T13:13:01+02:00

Smart cities data management technologies

2020-10-30T13:12:35+02:00

Smart cities are based on well connected, sustainable, and resilient technologies allowing the information to be available and findable. Significant amounts of data are generated and two key trends make this data collection and availability possible: Internet of Things (IoT) and Open Data. All the smart solutions in smart cities are based on IoT where [...]

Smart cities data management technologies2020-10-30T13:12:35+02:00

Sustainable transportation technologies

2020-10-30T12:39:46+02:00

Autonomous driving, connected vehicles, electrification, ride-sharing, and mass-transit systems are set to change the face of mobility in cities 11. Zero-emission vehicles are attributed to the transportation options not resulting in harmful emissions during vehicle operation. Typical examples are electric (battery-powered) vehicles and trains, hydrogen-fuelled vehicles, and human/animal powered transportation. The battery technology for electric [...]

Sustainable transportation technologies2020-10-30T12:39:46+02:00

Networking and communications technologies

2020-10-30T13:11:24+02:00

Energy management needs a communications infrastructure in order to connect infrastructure, with devices and people, in such a way that data gathering and services delivery is possible. The complexity of the technological and service ecosystem requires a holistic approach to networking and communications. For that, smart cities count on a range of technologies from low [...]

Networking and communications technologies2020-10-30T13:11:24+02:00

Technologies for environmental data acquisition

2020-10-30T11:57:11+02:00

The environmental change affects cities and their inhabitants more regularly, bringing new challenges for city planners. Among those, there is a need to improve air and water quality and control noise pollution looking to create a healthy and enjoyable environment for city inhabitants. For that, environmental monitoring and management is gaining importance, as understanding and [...]

Technologies for environmental data acquisition2020-10-30T11:57:11+02:00

Smart Specialisation (Strategy)

2020-02-26T15:12:03+02:00

What is smart specialisation (strategy), and why is it important? The Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) is a policy concept developed as an instrument for boosting national or regional innovation, specifically focused on the strengths and the competitive advantages of a region, through enhancement of partnerships between businesses, public entities, and knowledge institutions. Registered countries and [...]

Smart Specialisation (Strategy)2020-02-26T15:12:03+02:00

In situ: Earth Observation is not only Space

2020-02-26T15:12:40+02:00

In the language of Earth Observation (EO), “in situ data” is the common denomination of data deriving from ground-based, sea-borne or air-borne monitoring systems, as well as geospatial reference or ancillary data. In situ sensors can be carried by, among others, air balloons, ground stations, or ferry boxes. In situ serves validation and calibration of [...]

In situ: Earth Observation is not only Space2020-02-26T15:12:40+02:00