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Scent at Nordic Game 2018

Scent partner XTeam Software Solutions srls took part in the annual Nordic Game conference held in Malmö, Sweden on 23-25 May 2018. Nordic Game is a leading game conference in Europe and serves as a venue for developers, publishers, and financial backers to meet, network and catch up on the latest news in the world of gaming. This year, Nordic Game hosted over 2,000 professionals in the field. Read more

Meet the Scent Explore gaming characters!

Our partners from XTeam are making good progress on the development of the Scent Explore gaming app. The app will be launched this summer, and you can already have a sneak peek at the game by checking out the cute animal characters:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIsYktdt5p8RJUwCMA_ESFg

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

Game developers can now use Google Maps to build the next ‘Pokémon Go’, via Mashable

Karissa Bell in Mashable: With the new APIs, game developers are now able to use Google Maps data including 3D renderings of buildings, landmarks, and roads, to build location-based games.

Full article: https://mashable.com/2018/03/14/google-maps-api-game-developers/

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

Scent project web site launched

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

“Serious Games,” the Future of Training, Research, and Democracy, Have Arrived

In an article for inverse.com, Sarah Sloat draws attention to how serious gaming is becoming a serious business. Read more

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Hellenic Rescue Team Attica

Hellenic Rescue Team Attica

Crowdsourcing and Gaming Volunteer Representatives

Greece

10-12 Agonaridou & Mastracha Str.
11744 Athens
Greece

Web: www.eodathens.gr
Twitter: @HRTAttica


Hellenic Rescue Team of Attica

HRTA is a purely volunteer-based Greek citizen association. The organisation, whose mission is to assist people in danger both locally and internationally, was founded in 1999 and has been growing ever since. It was created by a group of friends who voluntarily joined forces to assist the state bodies in their relief efforts during a devastating earthquake in Athens in 1999. Today HRTA has trained more than 600 members, all of whom are volunteers, and many of whom work in business or are lawyers, physicians, doctors, teachers, mountaineers, lifeguards, divers, whitewater guides, instructors, or people with diverse experience in these areas.

When helping people in danger, HRTA volunteers cooperate with government and other security forces. HRTA is currently organised and trained to react in three key fields: Wilderness Search and Rescue, Water Search and Rescue and Urban Search and Rescue Assistance.

Constant training in search and rescue procedures, self-rescue techniques, aid provision, medical first aid and similar topics during weekends and after working hours enables the team to be pro-active in their prevention work and prepared to provide emergency assistance as well as post-emergency humanitarian aid and relief.

HRTA highly values the role Scent plays in educating the public and strengthening social responsibility and the spirit of volunteerism.



Role in the project

Hellenic Rescue Team Attica (HRTA) is one of Scent partners aiming to provide the perspective of a volunteer-based citizen association on the optimal characteristics of a ‘citizen observatory’. Their main focus will be on the crowd-sourcing and gaming applications of the Scent toolbox. Their input will be based on their views as normal citizens, but also as a group with extensive experience as rescuers in flood-related events and disasters. Field trips, text input and environmental data through Scent portable sensors are also part of their duties as well as mapping its networks across the EU/globe and organising local training sessions with citizens in the Kifisos area.

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XTeam Software Solutions

XTeam Software Solutions

Serious Gaming and Participant Incentivisation

Italy

Via Luigi Einaudi 99
45100 Rovigo
Italy

Web: www.xteamsoftware.com
Twitter: @XteamSoftware


XTeam Software Solutions

XTeam, based in Italy, has been operating as game production company for the past 20 years. The company specialises in the design and development of entertainment. They develop software, video games, educational software, multimedia and serious games for desktop, mobile, web and consoles. They focus on the development of algorithms, engines and visual technologies for marketing and entertainment. XTeam’s priorities include technological innovation and social justice, and they design ethical games.

XTeam carries out both commercial and research activities in the area of gamification. The company is active in EU-funded research projects, such as in 3D-Tune-In, where gamification techniques are used to help fine tuning hearing aids. XTeam’s slogan is “Games are for everyone”.



Role in the project

XTeam will lead the work on incentivising citizens’ participation in Scent. They will oversee and lead the design and implementation of each component of the work package. XTeam will also lead an initial phase where best practices will be identified, and contribute to the definition of the game mechanisms and the citizen engagement strategy.

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