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- FI PPP Snack - December 2012
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- FI PPP Snack - July 2012
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- FI PPP Snack - April 2012
- FI PPP Snack - March 2012
- FI PPP Snack - February 2012
- FI PPP Snack Special Issue – Fiware Open Call
#FIPPP event: Engage! Towards cross-border experimentation w/ European Stakeholders bit.ly/W39ftL Barcelona Feb28-Mar1
ENVIROFI is already planning its Final Event on 6 March in Dublin! More info of the "ENVIROFI Day" at http://www.envirofi.eu/Enviro..
Did you know we're already working in #6LowPAN security as part of our #FutureInternet platform? Check 'Fuzzer': bit.ly/VFdOfv #IPv6
About the Future Internet, check out the FI-WARE video in youtube: http://www.youtube.com/wat..
FIRE will share an exhibition booth with the FI-PPP project INFINITY at the EUREKA cluster Celtic-Plus Event and... b.me/1PpY6VSr8
safecity-project.eu/in.. SafeCity PoC Pictures #FIPPP @FIware
Training course organized by the SmartAgriFood FP7 project -INVITATION - 2nd round: 06/03/2013 - 09:00 Dear... dlvr.it/2ndGLl #FIPPP
You are kindly invited to the @FI_PPP @SmartAgriFood stakeholder event 5-March in Brussels. smartagrifood.eu/..
FI PPP Steering Board working on the FI PPP Vision
The Steering Board (SB) met again virtually on Dec 20th, 2012, having convened physically in Brussels a month earlier. In Phase I, the SB's official mandate has been stated as follows in the Collaboration Agreement signed by all programme participants: "The Steering Board is the highest FI PPP Program governing body. The Steering Board shall however not be entitled to act or to make legally binding declarations on behalf of any Party, but shall make recommendations for implementation in respective FI PPP Projects." The SB has been a consensus-based entity, i.e. whatever decisions it has taken, those decisions have had to be unanimous.
Each project has had two (2) representatives in the SB and while people naturally come and go with time, the overall composition of the SB has remained rather stable over the whole Phase I so far. The SB has elected its chairman yearly amongst itself. Both years Mr. Patrick Gatellier of Thales has been elected. Meanwhile Concord has taken care of the practical arrangements and preparation of many agenda items.
In 2012 the work of the SB has been marked by the following topics frequently discussed in monthly meetings but also off meetings:
Mikko Riepula, CONCORD
1. Biodiversity Survey Application
ENVIROFI has developed an app in support of the preservation of biodiversity. It focuses on the use of Future Internet technology for survey, analysis, quality assurance, persistence and dissemination of biodiversity data. This enables users from a wide variety of backgrounds to: obtain information on interesting biodiversity occurrences recorded directly at their current location provide information on biodiversity occurrences they are currently observing provide feedback on the correctness of existing biodiversity occurrence records in the system.
As an example of the first aspect of the ENVIROFIBio Biodiversity Survey App, a user going on a hike may query the system as to interesting aspects of biodiversity in their immediate surrounds. The system provides the user with a map of their current location with all individual occurrence records available for this area displayed.
ENVIROFI Bio app shows trees in the vicinity and details of the records.
The user may obtain detailed information on the individual plant or animal occurrence records by clicking on the symbols for the individuals on the
In order to allow data provisioning by users, they may either add information to existing entries on individual plants or animals, or provide information on specimen currently not contained within the sys-tem.
By engaging interested citizens in the biodiversity survey process, we can not only utilise the users’ interest in nature to glean new relevant data about the state of biodiversity in the world around us, but we can also improve the users’ understanding of biodiversity as well as fostering their interest by providing a way to make a change.
2. Marine Asset decision Support Tool (MAST)
ENVIROFI has released the first prototype of the Marine Asset decision Support Tool (MAST). The MAST portal is being hosted by the Marine Institute, Ireland, (www.marine.ie) and is available at http://apps.marine.ie/envirofi-fi
MAST mashes together a number of freely available information and data feeds to provide information on operational conditions within Galway Bay. The figure above shows the Real Time Conditions tab of the MAST portal containing real time information on wave height coming from the wave buoy
The data for the wave forecast comes from the Marine Institute’s operational ocean forecast models. These models are run once a day on the Marine Institute’s high performance computer (HPC). Boundary conditions for the model come from a number of sources such as deployed sensors and
Additional data comes from third party data aggregators of freely available data. The output from a personal weather station in Galway is available on the website via a private weather forecasting service called the Weather Underground™. Data on ship traffic is relayed via a plug-in made vailable by through a commercial website, MarineTraffic.com™.
The forecasts from various models run in the Marine Institute that are displayed on MAST include:
This information is useful to citizens with recreational and professional interest in the bay: surfers and sailors, the fishing industry, both aquaculture and wild harvesting, the marine research community and the Galway Port harbour master. The launch of the portal has been low key. An awareness campaign among potential users will be started in January, however, information about the existence of the portal has reached some members of marine user community via word of mouth. The kite surfing community of Galway Bay have already requested a more representative weather station be used for MAST.
FInest was present at the Arçelik stand in the exhibition area of the Innovation Week organized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TEA) from 6-8 December at the Istanbul Congress Centre. The programme featured distinguished national and international speakers, including Sir Tim Berners Lee and Kenneth P. Morse.
Arçelik A.Ş., the strategic partner of the Innovation Week, has been awarded as “The Most Innovative Company” by the Turkish Exporters Assembly. Levent Çakıroğlu, President of Koç Holding Durable Goods Group and General Manager of Arçelik A.Ş., received the award from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Speaking at the opening of the Innovation Week, Mr. Çakıroğlu expressed his pleasure for receiving this award and stated that “The Most Innovative Company” award was also a concrete indication of the appreciation towards the innovations realized by Arçelik.
Information about the FI-PPP program and specifically the FInest project have been disseminated together with marketing brochures. Evrim Özgül from Arçelik has participated in the event and was available at the stand to inform visitors during the event.
FInest at the 11th Industry Congress and Innovation Exhibition in Istanbul
FInest was present at the Arçelik stand as part of the innovation exhibition of the 11th Industry Congress in Istanbul. Arçelik was one of the main sponsors of the event and FInest project brochures have been distributed to visitors of the event.
ENVIROFI at 4th Annual IoT conference
The FI-WARE platform, the FI-PPP generic enablers and the ENVIROFI specific enablers contribute to the IoT system architecture by integrating environmental sensors.
ENVIROFI Workshopping and presenting at Tuscany, Italy
The ENVIROFI Workshop in Southern Tuscany was also the opportunity to bring ENVIROFI researchers out of their traditional "work and meet" seating, and put them in contact with stakeholders, and test sites, of peculiar interest. The event was attended by citizens of various categories, including environmental guides, managers from the Grosset tourism board, administrators from the local municipality (Roccastrada).
During the Tuscany tour Andrea Giacomelli (CNR) was invited to provide a presentation of the project, with specific reference to the "Citizens in Tuscany" pilot (26-28 October 2012, Monticiano, Italy). The presentation was in the context of a two-day conference on "The forest as a resource", with presentations by various professionals operating in the Tuscan area.
INFINITY at EUREKA CelticPlus Event and Proposers' Day
INFINITY will share a booth with the FIRE Support Action project FIRESTATION at the EUREKA CelticPlus Event and Proposers' Day in Kayseri, Turkey on 6th and 7th March, 2013 http://www.celticplus.eu/Events/Event-Kayseri-2013/
The event will be attended by around 200 experts and decision makers from industry and politics.
Demonstrations will be given of the XiPi repository (www.xipi.eu). This repository currently contains the details of more than 120 testbed infrastructures available in Europe for experimentation in the area of future internet technologies and services.
The XiPi search functionalities will be shown, as well as ways in which other infrastructure owners can enter details of their offerings. In addition, INFINITY will get in contact with new potential experimenters and infrastructures key players.