Work Packages

Use cases


Demonstrate the use of the components and services provided by WP2, WP3 and WP4 with actual use cases in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, and the Mediterranean regions, seamlessly integrating data services from freshwater to open marine areas “Source-to-Sea" and on the pan-European level. Utilise the training material provided by WP6.

5.1 - Principles and methods for use cases

Through co-design methods with the project team and external users and stakeholders, identify and refine the common and individual requirements of the regional cases. This includes the definition of research questions, user stories and technical objectives. Close collaboration with WP2, WP3, WP4, and WP6.

5.2 - Regional use cases - 5.2 A. Baltic Sea region use case

The aim of the Baltic Sea region use case is to develop environmental action plans in relation to fresh water and marine environments (HELCOM BSAP, WFD, MSFD etc), set management targets and follow up their implementation and build (scalable) national data flow models depicting social, economic, and environmental effectiveness of measures for two use cases – river basins in southern Finland and the Daugava river- Gulf Riga, Latvia.

5.2 - Regional use cases - 5.2 B. North Sea region use case

The aim of the NSR use case (Elbe catchment / Wadden sea and Oslo Fjord) demonstrates how to overcome fragmentation in water quality monitoring along the aquatic continuum from lakes, rivers to the sea by application of an optical water type specific and neural network-based processing scheme for Copernicus satellite data. Different earth observation data will be combined with products from the Copernicus Marine, Land and Climate Change Services and complementary heterogeneous in situ data.

5.2 - Regional use cases - 5.2 C. Mediterranean region use case

This use case (Maresme county and Llobregat delta, Catalonia, Spain; and Malta) tests the developed AquaINFRA services in an inland and coastal water continuum environment; integrating in-situ and remote sensing data in order to analyse the land (surface and ground) processes with impact on the marine water quality and quantity, affecting aquatic systems and their provision of ecosystems services.

5.2 - Regional use cases - 5.2 D. Pan-European Biodiversity use case

This use case addresses Pan-European integration of the upstream spatio-temporal connectivity across the hydrography towards range-wide biodiversity related estimates contributing to EU environmental policies concerning the restoration of healthy oceans and inland waters. Links between drivers, pressures, and states as well as management priorities and restoration needs will be highlighted, with emphasis on the distribution of flagship and invasive species, species migration corridors in European rivers, as well as freshwater biodiversity facets related to the seamless hydrography network.

5.3 - Upscaling to pan-European level

Identify and consolidate the lessons learned from the regional use cases. Interact with the userbase outside the consortium and guide them in the use of the platform and the developed services. Formulate a plan/roadmap for upscaling the use of the platform and services to pan-European level.

5.4 - Evaluation of the AquaINFRA Data Space and Interaction Platform

The AquaINFRA Data Space, DDAS, Interaction Platform (AIP), and VRE pilots will be deployed and evaluated within the use cases and other users. Evaluation results will be feedback to the development loops of the AquaINFRA solutions and to the EOSC community.

2 - Minimum Viable Product (MVP) release of the AquaINFRA DDAS
3 - MVP release of the AquaINFRA Data Space
4 - Final release of the AquaINFRA Data Space
5 - AquaINFRA AIP and VRE pilot operational
6 - Common framework for use case requirements