From Wednesday, 17 May to Friday, 19 May 2017, Riccardo Braga, our colleague from partner organisation XTeam Software, travelled north to Malmö, Sweden for the annual Nordic Game conference. One of the leading European gaming conferences, the event boasts high-profile keynote speakers and focused talks on industry matters including mobile gaming and VR, as well as industry-insider networking sessions.
Our Second ‘Spotlight’ entry focuses on the work of ICCS, the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, a research institute based in Athens. ICCS conducts research across several application areas, including security, transport, logistics and the environment. For the latter, ICCS interests include information and communication technologies for environmental applications, including sensors, sensor networks and embedded devices.
What fundamentally links Scent to a diverse set of EU-funded research projects and to a global movement/campaign is the theme of citizen science and its development as a citizen observatory project.
Last month, Andrea Cuoghi from Scent partner organisation U-Hopper, attended a round table with EU-funded digital platform Commonfare and local stakeholders in Trentino (Italy) in the interest of Scent and with the importance of making citizen observatory digital tools available to people across Europe in mind, to further develop projects like Scent.
In the first of our ‘Spotlight’ series with Scent partners, we spoke to XTeam Software, a software development company based in Veneto, Italy.
XTeam – an intro from Riccardo Braga
Riccardo Braga is a mobile and video game developer at XTeam. He talked us through the company, its motivations to get involved with Scent and their role in the project.
Riccardo describes XTeam as a communications and software company, which specialises in developing communications techniques and software apps.
Scent project partners were met with unusually dry Dublin conditions for the Scent project’s first plenary meeting, which featured presentations and discussions on project progress.
Partners from the Scent pilot areas; the Danube river delta (Romania), and the Kifisos river (Greece), presented the latest on their progress. Iulian Nichersu of DDNI emphasised the importance of the Tulcea and Athens focus groups that took place last November in painting a complete picture of the user requirements to consider for Scent.
Over Winter 2016, Scent conducted a series of ‘Focus Group workshops’ in Tulcea, Romania and Athens, Greece. These two regions are where the project’s pilot studies will take place and Scent want to continuously engage with the local citizens and hear their views and opinions on the environment and if they are active in its conservation.
The Scent project is pleased to announce the launch of its web site today. The web site will be a core communication channel for all stakeholders involved, including the general public. Read more
Scent joined discussions on global Earth observation initiatives at the 13th Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations – GEO (GEO-XIII) on 7th – 10th November, 2016, in St. Petersburg. Read more
The Scent kick-off meeting was hosted by the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) in Athens between the 14th and 15th September, 2016. All ten project partners and the European Commission were represented at the two-day meeting hosted by the project coordinator ICCS in the Greek capital. Read more
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 688930.