Sand and dust from the Sahara
Digital Earth is a visionary concept for the virtual representation of the Earth that is spatially referenced, interconnected with the world’s digital knowledge archives, and encompassing all its systems and forms, including Earth Sciences and human societies.
The GENESI-DEC (Ground European Network for Earth Science Interoperations - Digital Earth Community) project established open data and services access, allowing European and worldwide Digital Earth Communities to seamlessly access, produce and share data, information, products and knowledge.
This created a multi-dimensional, multi-temporal, and multi-layer information facility of huge value in addressing global challenges such as biodiversity, climate change, pollution and economic development.
The results of the GENESI-DEC project:
GENESI-DEC involved key partners of ESFRI projects and collaborates with key actors of Digital Earth and Earth Science initiatives, including the International Society of Digital Earth and GEOSS.
GENESI-DEC has received EC research funding.