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| Petr Uhlíř

Agrihub INSPIRE Hackathon: Challenge #5 Extreme weather

Recent advancement in predictive skill and spatio-temporal resolution of short-term forecasts as well as availability of seasonal weather forecasts can provide additional assets in crop management optimization and significantly contribute to reducing the negative impact of extreme weather.

The main focus of this activity is to build dedicated downstream services based on Copernicus EMS (CEMS), Atmosphere (CAMS) and Climate Change (C3S). CEMS provides already free access to flood, forest fire and drought early warning and monitoring. Copernicus Atmosphere and Climate Change service holds freely available estimates of important climate indices for past, present and future climate conditions which could be exploited also in the domain of agriculture. Accessing this data and building agriculture-oriented services is likely not feasible for small user groups or single users. Therefore, SmartAgriHub could provide a single-entry port and co-design eco-system for shaping, implementation and integration of such a service.

Challenge will include: 

  • Exploitation of the possible use of Copernicus Emergency Management services including European Flood Awareness System and European Drought Observatory 
  • Integration of the information from volunteer observatories of extreme events repositories to provide additional source of information to be assimilated with traditional observations available or to complement missing observations (e.g., hail) to be used for e.g., insurance claims. 
  • Integration of VGIs and citizen science data to validate/assimilate/train remove observations (e.g., crop diseases, grow monitoring)

Picture 1: CEMS Data Access

Picture 2: CAMS Data Catalogue

Picture 3: CAMS Daily Analyses and Forecasts

Picture 4: C3S Data Store Toolbox

Picture 5: C3S Data Store API

Whom do we search for? What skills should the participant have?

  • SMEs and/or research teams coming from academia, RTOs as well as larger companies able to build API, data models, and, as a result, solutions that could be used as an early-warning system related to extreme weather for small user groups or individual farmers.
  • The participants should be familiar or be able to work with Copernicus EMS (CEMS), Atmosphere (CAMS) and Climate Change (C3S) and build their solutions on these predictive systems
  • The proposed solutions should be applicable in the conditions of small groups of farmers or individual farmers – which means simple, user friendly and intended for a non-tech community.

The registration for the challenges is open! Are you interested in extending current experiments available at Slovak Agrihub?

Register for this hackathon challenge