The iSCAPE team will join the two-days workshop “Collective Awareness Platform for Data Needs, Citizens’ Participation and Regulatory Society Challenges: A Worldwide Exploitation of Emerging Technologies”, that will be held in Bruxelles on the 7th of November 2018. The event will be a key opportunity to discuss  goals and aims of projects dealing with climate change and air quality, and the solutions emerging from the new technologies to tackle those issues.

The projects joining the event will be iSCAPE (, ICARUS (, hackAIR (, ClairCity (, CITI-SENSE (,  nanoMONITOR (

To register to the event please email and send:

  • First name and surname
  • Date of birth
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Collective Awareness Platform for Data Needs, Citizens’ Participation and Regulatory Society Challenges:

A Worldwide Exploitation of Emerging Technologies

7 November 2017

Venue: EASME Room MADO 32/025

Place Madou 1, Madou, B-1210

Morning session: Matching climate change to citizens’ requirements – the importance of green areas and of behavioural changes.

Welcome and common awareness objectives from participating projects.

The iScape project: Citizen technologies of environmental monitoring combined with innovative urban planning by F. Pilla, Director of the Centre for Spatial Dynamics, Urban Institute of Ireland, Smart Cities & GIS, Dept. of Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, Ireland

Air-quality mitigation in cities from classical science to citizens: the iSCAPE Bologna case, by S. Di Sabatino, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Italy

CITI-SENSE: Citizen based air-quality monitoring using networks of low-cost sensors, by A. Bartonova, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Kjeller, Norway

Pro-environmental behavioural change: Role of Big data and personalized Informational Intervention by M. Adnan, Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium

Coffee/Tea Break with bilateral discussions

hackAIR: How open technology can raise citizens collective awareness on air quality, by Evangelos Kosmidis, CEO of DRAXIS and scientific coordinator of hacKAIR, Draxis Environmental S.A., Thessaloniki, GR

From research to society: knowledge for citizens to tackle air pollution, by Andrea Nicolai, CEO of T-6, Rome, Italy

 NanoMONITOR LIFE Project: Development of a real-time information and monitoring system to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials under REACH by A. Progiou, CEO of AXON ENVIRO-GROUP Ltd., Athens, Greece.

ICARUS big data fusion: needs and expectations to meet regulatory challenges, participation confirmed (name of participant to be announced soon).

12:20 – 13:30; Lunch Break

Afternoon Session: Tailored technological solutions for Climate and Health;

CLAIRCITY: A Citizen’s-led air pollution reduction in cities, by K. Vanherle, Transport & Mobility, Transport policy specialist and Project manager, KU Leuven, Belgium

Megacities and the Burden of their Environmental problems, by P. Kumar, Professor & Chair in Air Quality & Health, Director, Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Surrey, UK.

The development of national climate information and its use in the health sector in Africa, by M. Thomson and A. Garikoitz Munoz, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, New York USA and WHO Collaborating Centre on Early Warning Systems for Malaria and other Climate Sensitive Diseases.

Coffee/Tea Break with bilateral discussions

Session: Synergies and Opportunities for the remaining H2020 calls and beyond.

15:00 – 15:45 Round Table discussions about prospective exploitation of technologies or suitable project results under:

  •   EASME calls on Environment including climate change.
  •   ICT Calls on Environment and Health.
  •   ERC upcoming calls on Physical Sciences and Engineering.
  •   International organisations and developing countries15:45-16:00 AOB and Planning for 2018 to 2020.