Opendata, web and dolomites


European Direction in GEOSS Common Infrastructure Enhancements

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "EDGE" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: PARIS
postcode: 75007

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙500˙000 €
 EC max contribution 1˙500˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.5. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Climate action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials)
 Code Call H2020-IBA-SC5-GEOSS-2017
 Funding Scheme CSA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-10-01   to  2019-09-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY FR (PARIS) coordinator 1˙500˙000.00


 Project objective

As mentioned in the GEO Strategic Plan 2016-2025, global environmental change is one of the primary challenges of humankind, even more so today than in 2003, when governments and international organisations committed to a vision of a future wherein decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations. The establishment, in 2005, of the Group on Earth Observations, and the creation of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), was a first concrete response to this challenge.

EDGE, short for European Directed GCI Enhancements, is a EU funded project that will provide a further European key contribution to GEOSS, evolving its main common infrastructure elements, the GEOSS Portal (implemented and operated by the European Space Agency - ESA-ESRIN) and the GEO Discovery and Access Broker (implemented and operated by the Italian Research Council - CNR-IIA), recognizing the user centrality – and as such the challenges these users are facing – as the leitmotiv of these evolutions.

Engaging the user communities, better understanding their needs, improving the user experience delivering solutions in response to the actual user requirements, advocating the benefits of GEOSS, raising interest and awareness amongst a comprehensive community of users are the main objectives of the project. There will be close collaboration with GEO flagships and initiatives as well as with communities identified in ESA initiatives like the Thematic Exploitation Platforms. The project will link with major international initiatives like Copernicus and CEOS and will consider the latest Ground Segment operations concept. Coordination with the GEO secretariat, the relevant foundational tasks and all relevant GEO stakeholders should guarantee the success of the project.


List of deliverables.
Functional and non-functional enhancements specification v1 Documents, reports 2019-03-22 17:12:30
User assessment report v1 Documents, reports 2019-03-22 17:11:43
The GEOSS Web Portal User Manual (EDGE - M12) Documents, reports 2019-03-22 17:40:25
The enhanced GEOSS Portal (EDGE - M12) Other 2019-03-22 17:11:39
The DAB APIs User Manual (EDGE - M12) Documents, reports 2019-03-22 17:12:33
Register of dissemination and training material v1 Documents, reports 2019-03-22 17:12:28
Use Cases Description and User Requirements Document v1 Documents, reports 2019-03-22 17:12:27
Dissemination, training and exploitation strategy and plan v1 Documents, reports 2019-03-22 17:12:33

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of EDGE deliverables.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "EDGE" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "EDGE" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.3.5.)

EDGE (2017)

European Direction in GEOSS Common Infrastructure Enhancements

Read More  

T2gE (2016)

Transition to the Green Economy

Read More  

IPCC (2015)

Support for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to facilitate the preparation of its next Assessment Report

Read More