14 October 2020 - 14:00


OCRE launched its first funding call - specifically focused on stimulating the adoption of digital Earth Observation (EO) services by researchers - on Wednesday 14 October 2020 at 14:00 CEST. Two subsequent calls for projects using earth observation services are planned to open in February and July 2021 respectively. 

Under this 1st EO funding call, OCRE aims to fund the consumption of EO services by projects which can become clear showcases for the benefits of using Earth Observation Services; projects which;

  • Are a part of the European research community.
  • Use earth observation data from the Copernicus programme in their research.
  • Support the FAIR data principles and intend to share their research data with peers.
  • Clearly demonstrate how the use of commercial Earth Observation Services can provide agility in terms of research activities; improve research or enable new research outcomes.
  • Provide significant relevance within their research discipline.
  • Are not currently using these tools extensively.
  • Hope to continue usage of Earth Observation Services in their research.
  • Can begin to use Earth Observation Services in early 2021.


Missed the Webinar?

Don't worry! The webinar recording and slides are available below:

OCRE Earth Observation Services Funding for Research Webinar


14:00: OCRE Overview and Opportunities, OCRE Project Director David Heyns (GEANT)

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14:10: OCRE Outreach and Requirments, OCRE Earth Observation Expert (RHEA)


14:30: OCRE Cloud Funding for Research Launch and 1st Call, OCRE Adoption Funding Lead Jan Meijer (UNINETT)

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14:25: Q&A, Moderated by Kirsty MacDonald (TRUST-IT)

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