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NEWS | 29.04.2022

Big Data Alliance (BDA) meeting,13th April 2022


The most recent Big Data Alliance (BDA) meeting, held on 13 April 2022, followed a slightly different format, with presentations led by two partners.

The meeting began with the introduction of three new BDA participants: Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE); Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Energy Environment Agency; and the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES, from Greece). In doing so, their roles as data providers and solution providers were defined, and attendees had the opportunity to learn what these new partners are looking for in terms of strategic partnerships.

Following this, Grazia Fiore (Eurisy) presented a synthesis of the discussions and the main messages from the online event "Space for cities: Earth observation for sustainable development" that took place on 16 February. Ms. Fiore emphasized that space-based data supports the achievement and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. She went on by adding that Geographic Information Systems are crucial to operationally use Earth observation to improve public services at the city level, such as cadastral, environmental and infrastructure management.

Next, Ms. Pei-Yu Wu and Mr. Mikael Mangold, both from RISE, gave a presentation entitled "Predicting hazardous materials in the Swedish building stock using data mining", based on their publication in the Building and Environment journal.

Finally, events related to the BuiltHub and MATRYCS projects that will take place in May and June were announced and all BDA participants were invited to join.

The next BDA meeting will happen virtually on 10 June 2022 at 10:30 CEST. If you are interested in participating, visit our website and register by clicking the "Join the Alliance" button.