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NextGEOSS Data Hub Alpha Release, Hackathon, and Training

Spend the summer playing and learning how you can make even better use of Earth observations. Together with leading experts in Europe, NextGEOSS offers multiple ways of having fun no matter what the weather will be like this summer.

First version of the NextGEOSS data hub

At the 1st NextGEOSS Summit and the European GEO Workshop 19-22 June 2017, the first version of the NextGEOSS data hub was shown and demonstrated. The data hub, a so-called internal alpha release at this stage, was the first of a series of releases. The first public version is scheduled towards the end of 2017. For those who would like to familiarize themselves and play with the NextGEOSS data hub, it is possible to do so through the email

First NextGEOSS Training – The User Feedback Week 11-15 September

The NextGEOSS User Feedback Week will contain a series of online workshops addressing how we can optimize user feedback mechanisms in the Next Generation Earth Observations Data Hub. As part of the User Feedback Week there will be an unique opportunity to get Earth observation training by professionals. The focus of the training will be on applying and making use of a user feedback system for Earth observations. The case of Disaster Risk Reduction with scenarios defined by experts in the field, will animate the face-to-face training that will take place in Reading, UK on 13th September. The training is tailored for users with some experience and knowledge about applying Earth observations. There will also be webinars, interviews with experts such as professor Stefano Salvi from the Geohazards Supersites and Natural Laboratories (GSNL), Sveinung Løkken from ESAs Thematic Exploitation Platform (TEP) and more. Sign up for updates at :

The INSPIRE Hackathon – Open Data, Volunteered Geographical Information, Citizens Observatories

The INSPIRE Hack focuses on methods where citizens are able to contribute to different environmental and societal issues through smart phones and other sensors.
More engagement opportunities are offered this summer, leading up to a grand finale at the annual INSPIRE Conference 4. – 9. September 2017. NextGEOSS has teamed up with seasoned hackathon organizers from Plan4ALL, The H2020 projects DataBio, and SKIN who invites you to participate in the 2nd INSPIRE Hackathon.

For more information about NextGEOSS, check out the brochure and website. Or follow NextGEOSS on Twitter (@NextGEOSS) or Facebook (NextGEOSS).