enviroLENS is responding to the demands of the jurisdictional sector for ready-to-access evidence and scenario information on environmental situations. Its main technological innovation will be the eLENS Portal, an advanced information system uniting Earth Observation (EO) with the environmental law and legal domain. It will create novel and unique types of services, by:
- providing public information on environmental violations for citizens and authorities;
- facilitating evidence collection within the legal sector; and
- offering an interface for EO-based services that monitor past and current environmental incidences. Furthermore, an alert service will notify immediately about violations.
Technical partners have designed a roadmap for the development of the eLENS Portal, supposing the contribution from each in their area of excellence. Under the coordination of GeoVille, these technical wizards have agreed on the next steps during a meeting at Sinergise HQ in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 17-18 June 2019.
JSI will continue to work on data semantics. Sinergise will focus on EO-Toolset while AUTH dives into EO modelling and essential variables algorithms. “We have started to work on eLENS Miner, and the challenge there for us is to find ways to combine databases of statutory documents from all over the world and put them to work. Our aim is to semantically analyse legal texts and use them to access, reuse, and create knowledge, which is interconnected with the available solution in the EO domain. Exciting times ahead!” says Florian Girtler (GeoVille), Software developer and technical coordinator for enviroLENS.