Scent mid-term review meeting in Brussels

Looking back, looking ahead

On Thursday 17th May 2018 the Scent consortium, the European Commission Project Officer and the external reviewer gathered for the project’s mid-term review meeting in the heart of the EU. The Scent project team presented the work conducted in the first 18 months and outlined the next steps and plans for future activities. Read more

Scent plenary meeting in Trento

The latest Scent plenary meeting was held on 20–22 March in Trento, Italy. The three-day project meeting was hosted by Trento-based project partner U-Hopper on their brand-new Impact Hub premises. 20 partners representing all 10 partner organisations gathered in the Alpine town to discuss project progress, exchange ideas and agree on next steps. Read more

Scent at the First Italian Citizen Science Conference in Rome

The First Italian Citizen Science Conference was held at the headquarters of the Italian National Research Council in Rome 23-25 November 2017.

The conference constitutes the first Italian national initiative addressing Citizen Science. The event placed special emphasis on environmental sciences and offered an arena for a broad range of activities designed to facilitate knowledge sharing and the exchange of best practices and perspectives and discussions on programmes, methods etc. Read more

Successful 3rd Scent Plenary Meeting in Delft

The 3rd Scent plenary meeting was hosted by Scent partner IHE Delft Institute for Water Education 7-9 November 2017 in Delft in the Netherlands.

Fifteen months into the project, it was interesting to hear all partners share highlights and updates on the status of their recent work. Impressive progress has been made since the last consortium meeting, and the project is on the right track to meet the set objectives. Read more

The Scent Newsletter makes its Summer debut





In July, our new Scent Newsletter officially launched, with issue #1 providing an in-depth overview of the science behind the Scent project, a summary of the second Scent plenary meeting in Rome, and more.

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Scent at the European GEO workshop in Helsinki

One of the contributions of Scent is to add data to Earth Observation systems such as GEOSS, with an overarching objective of improving the monitoring of changes in the environment, in particular in relation to land use. To this end, the latest European GEO Workshop EuroGEOSS: shaping the European contribution to GEOSS held 19th-21st June 2017 in Helsinki was an invaluable opportunity to learn of the impact that contributions to GEOSS have had on policy making and on livelihoods across Europe. The opportunity to network with fellow citizens’ observatories (CO) projects and to collaborate to produce helpful discussions about the value of citizen data in GEOSS was immensely valuable as well. Read more

Scent ‘Spotlight’ Series – Daniele Miorandi, U-Hopper

U-Hopper – an intro from Daniele Miorandi
Daniele Miorandi is executive VP for research and development at U-Hopper, a research-intensive technology-driven company. U-Hopper builds solutions for other companies through data analytics tools.

Daniele focused on U-Hopper’s earlier engagement with environmental projects before Scent, how smaller communities can benefit from Scent and how Scent can become a ‘lighthouse project’.

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SCENT Kick-off Meeting, Athens, September 2016

First Scent project meeting held in Athens

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


Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems

Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems

Project Coordinator


Iroon Politechniou str. Polytechnic Campus,
15773 Zografou,

Tel: +30 210 772 2398
Fax: +30 210 772 3557 (or -2291)

Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems

ICCS is a non-profit academic research body established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. It was created to carry out research and development activities in the area of telecommunications systems and techniques, computer systems and their applications in a variety of areas.

The personnel of ICCS consists of 47 Collaborating Faculty Members, 12 permanent or long term Researchers, 10 permanent or long term Administrative Personnel and more than 700 researchers (including all levels of researchers) across 25 statutory research Laboratories. ICCS has a strong presence in European research and has been the coordinator of many projects co-funded by all Framework programmes of the European Union. ICCS is certified to conform to the ISO 9001 quality management system standard.

The I-SENSE Group that is responsible for the Scent project activities was founded in 2002 and is one of the Research Groups within ICCS. It has extensive expertise working on EU-funded research projects and has a significant presence in international conferences and scientific journals. The Group is very active in areas dealing with ICT for environmental applications, embedded systems and sensor networks, modern telemetry, alerting systems, emergency communications and gateway design and implementation. It is also active in other fields, such as Intelligent Transport Systems, Virtual & Augmented Reality as well as Logistics and Supply Chain management. The I-SENSE Group has participated in more than 70 projects to-date, serving as either the Project Coordinator or Technical Manager.

Role in the project

The Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) is the Scent project coordinator. Moreover, it leads the Scent Innovative Sensors work package and the Scent toolbox system architecture. Finally, it is responsible for the Scent authoring tool, destined for policy makers and will also develop the Scent harmonisation platform, translating relevant Scent data to common environmental standards, such as the OGC, and feeding them to relevant repositories, such as GEOSS.