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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.