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New design of the SWITCH-ON Virtual Water-Science Lab.

The Virtual Water-Science Laboratory (VWSL) is now open for external users. It has shifted in design to be interactive and directly address users. The goal is to overcome geographical distance between scientists for comparative hydrology and increase transparency when using computational tools. The VWSL is accompanied with software tools, which gives access to open data from search and upload, and helps creating protocols for joint experiments. The SWITCH-ON VWSL will help scientists with:

Intense efforts to improve SWITCH-ON search for open data.

This is the third year where summer workers catalogue and describe open data for hydrological experiments. Hundreds of new datasets are being added and made available at www.water-switch-on.eu/sip-webclient/byod/. The work to describe the datasets also include contacts with external research groups.

In the picture: Paulina Bastviken, Emma Lagerbäck-Adolphi och Kim Friberg.

Contributions to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS)

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/agenda-10th-geo-european-projects-workshop-2016

SWITCH-ON participated in the 2016 GEO European Projects Workshop in Berlin. Representatives from European Commission, Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Germany, science projects, business and public administration and many more met in Berlin to discuss how European Earth observation initiatives can contribute to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS).

SWITCH-ON selected as EU success story again

The story of SWITCH-ON has been included in yet another compilation booklet of success stories which includes projects from different areas covered by the Societal challenge 5 "Climate Action and Resource Efficiency". It has been selected together with two other actions on EU research.

"Switch-on was selected for the big potential and impact that SWITCH-ON can create, and its alignment with the main policy priorities (Open Science, Open Innovation) of the EU research", says Jose-Miguel Rubio-Iglesias for the EC, DG Research & Innovation.

General Assembly in Crete

The 3rd General Assembly for the SWITCH-ON project will be held September 19th-21st in Chania, Crete, hosted by our Greek partner, EMVIS Consultant Engineers: Water resources and environment management. We are approaching the last year of the project and the meeting will spur on our efforts to produce strong and useful outcomes.

SHIFT is presented for the CAPIGI community

The Community on Agricultural Policy Implementation and Geo-Information (CAPIGI) is a network for geo-information experts from governments, industry and network to discuss the impact of geo-information in implementing agricultural policy. Job Udo will give a Pecha Kucha presentation on the SHIFT tool at their annual conference in Rotterdam on May 25th. For more information on the conference visit: www.capigi.eu.

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