#territorialdata: Maps and visualisations
Maps and visualisation are an essential part of the analytical work done within DG REGIO. The presentation briefly showcased results from various recent publications. Working papers discuss the development of territorial indicators, present their results and provide access to the geospatial data. (@EUinmyRegion)
On the Commission side, it was really interesting to learn more about territorial usage and needs. Best preserving and using our EU territory is a priority in these times of climate change and necessary adaptation to the possible consequences. This is one priority of the new Commission's Green Deal.
Copernicus is a space programme that could initially be considered to be quite far from territorial challenges. However, observing Earth is our day-to-day job, particularly to help gain a broad overview of how the territory as a whole is developing. We seek to understand, plan, monitor and detect unforeseen changes, and detect positive impacts of our changing habits, so as to implement EU policies at local level.
We still need specialists on the ground to help administrations, farmers and environmental agencies. But space does enable you to see the whole picture from a distance. Knowing what is needed, meeting people with clear ideas, and identifying challenges is a must for the programme to better steer and design fit-for-purpose space services.
Take away message
Exchanging experiences and showcasing good practices is important to keep pace with the quickly changing opportunities of data analysis, mapping and visualisation. (@EUinmyRegion)
Copernicus and space-based services go beyond what we could have imagined. We are creating new ideas for territory management and conservation. Meeting the community will help Copernicus services to adapt and create these new visions of the Earth (@CopernicusEU)
"It is encouraging to note good progress in providing open access to data, maps and visualisations, by actors working at local, regional and global level." (Hugo Poelman, @EUinmyRegion)
"Always good to reach the ground and listen to real needs, day-to-day challenges, even when flying satellites and running space-based services, to make "space useful"." (Fabienne Jacq, @CopernicusEU)