LANDSUPPORT is a Horizon2020 project, funded by the European Commission. Responding to Call RUR-03-2017, LANDSUPPORT is a collaborative Research and Innovation project.
- LANDSUPPORT started on 1 May 2018, and it will last for 42 months.
- It involves 19 partners from 10 countries both in and outside the EU (Italy, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Slovenia, Malaysia and Tunisia).
- It is coordinated by CRISP – the Inter-departmental Research Center on Earth Critical Zone in Support of Landscape and Agri-environmental management – which is part of the University of Naples Federico II.
- Total EU-H2020 funding for this project amounts to 7 million EUR.
During Work Package 1, LANDSUPPORT tools are fine-tuned based on the actual needs of policy makers, farmers, spatial planners and land managers at the European, national and regional/local level. Activities in WP1 are linked to the living lab approach developed in WP7 and WP6.
As a first step of DSS development, Work Package 2 is establishing the harmonized LANDSUPPORT data service platform with integrated handling of raster, vector and meta data, including query APIs allowing “any query, any time, on any size” to be used both as explorable data.
Work Package 3 will build on this platform and will develop a multi-scale and modular modelling system which will constitute the heart of LANDSUPPORT DSS tools.
In parallel, Work Package 4 will collect, pre-process and deliver a portfolio of Earth Observation (EO) maps and products from the Copernicus Sentinel satellites, with the aim of enabling a continuous monitoring of highly dynamic land surface variables and providing vegetation biophysical variables to run, assess and validate model results.