Urban Development Explorations using Natural Experiments
Start date: 01/01/2024
Duration: 24 months
Total budget: EUR 1 056 913
The UDENE Project aims to use large amounts of Earth Observation (EO) data from Copernicus satellites and local sources to support evidence-based decision making for urban development. To support the UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 of making cities safe, resilient, and sustainable, the project will essentially create a virtual laboratory for urban planners and visionaries to test their development ideas. Multi-dimensional models of urban areas across time and across countries will be used to support urban planners in exploring natural occurrences of similar development ideas, concepts, or projects in similar urban areas (natural experiments).
The wealth of EO data in fast accessible Data Cube format provides a great search space for exploring natural experiments, by exploiting greater value-add of causal analysis. Project outcomes will be embodied by an exploration tool for natural experiments and a match-making tool which will leverage the exploration tool by linking the existing EO product, process, or service offerings. Project activities include cooperations for data acquisition and partnership building that will be facilitated by Open (FSTP) Calls.
UDENE AT A GLANCE
InoSens will support the Open Calls Management process and contribute to dissemination and exploitation activities in both Serbia and Europe, thereby boosting space-based competencies in Serbia. InoSens will also actively support the design of user guidelines for the tools developed within the UDENE project.