SATSDIFACTION: Satellite data and Spatial Data Infrastructures for an evidence-based regional governance

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SATSDIFACTION: Satellite data and Spatial Data Infrastructures for an evidence-based regional governance

Satellite data can provide important information on agriculture, natural resources and other areas where this kind of data can provide important information for sustainable development, but is difficult to access and it is not clear what interests will determine the use of such information. How will it be used and under what circumstances? All these questions need clear and precise answers.

The integration of Satellite Data in local and regional SDIs (Spatial Data Infrastructures) is of strategic importance and with great potential to support government and decision making at sub-national level. European Earth Observation System Copernicus can in fact be a disruptive source of knowledge to improve territorial and environmental management, efficient use of natural resources and delivery of effective public policies and services to citizens.
However, due to the lack of competences – at organisational and individual level, as well as low awareness among political decision makers, the uptake of existing satellite data and services is challenging, and their integration in added-value services for local and regional administrations (LRAs) is far from optimal.

The SATSDIFACTION project aims to address exactly this issue, promoting the exchange and transfer of experiences related to the use of Satellite Data in local and regional Spatial Data Infrastructures as a means to improve the performances of regional policy instruments in a number of different fields.
Through a transformative learning process based on mutual peer studies and reviews, the project will promote better governance at local and regional level, helping partners and their stakeholders become more efficient, effective and accountable.

Project activities
⚈ In-depth analysis of a policy instrument;
⚈ Research and analysis of spatial data infrastructure and its potential for use in local policy making;
⚈ Exchange of experiences and good practices, training and capacity building

Duration, funding, partners

Funding: Interreg Baltic Sea Region program of the European Union
Budget: Total € 1 988 700,00, Riga Municipality funding € 182 115,00 consisting of € 145 692.00 (80%) programme co-financing and € 18 211.15 (10%) Municipal co-financing and € 18 211.15 (10%) national co-financing.
Duration: 01.05.2023. – 30.04.2027
Partners: Veneto Region (lead partner); Emilia-Romagna Regional Agency for Prevention, Environment and Energy; Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies; Public Service Research Institute; Regional Government of the Azores; Occitania Region; Carpathian Voivodeship Region;

project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2021-2027.

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