Latest SCI publications

Latest Projects

Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-10-01 - 2022-09-30

Citizen energy projects are considered an important building block for the transformation of the energy system. Originally initiated primarily in countries such as Germany, Austria and Spain, civic energy approaches are now also actively promoted and supported by the EU Commission. This is intended in particular to support the transition to a greenhouse gas-neutral energy supply, which the EU is aiming for by 2050. In the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), this transformation and a climate-neutral energy supply are also a major challenge, and here, too, citizens are beginning to gain importance as actors in the energy transition. First citizen energy projects have already been successfully implemented in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The proposed project aims to analyze the framework conditions for citizen energy projects in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, to identify ongoing activities and to evaluate them. Thereby, a categorization of the countries and their framework conditions for citizen energy is to be carried out and needs for targeted, in-depth investigations are to be described. It will be investigated to what extent promoting or inhibiting conditions for citizen energy projects exist. Finally, recommendations for possible example projects will be derived in order to generate transferable findings on the requirements for a further dissemination of citizen energy approaches in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe as a building block of a transformation of the energy systems there.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-09-01 - 2023-08-31

The aim of the project "DraussenDaheim - Promoting climate-neutral mobility through digitally supported scenarios of gender-just urban public open spaces" is to develop a method for the simulation-based evaluation of different planning scenarios of urban open spaces with a focus on gender-relevant groups. In particular, the question of when the green and open spaces are (should be) available to whom and with what time and economic effort they are (should be) accessible to whom is examined. The point is that space-time (policy) should be an explicit component of urban and spatial planning and its implementation in practice will be investigated. The time management concept of urban open spaces is to be developed by means of analyses, gender-appropriate visualisations and a simulation-based evaluation together with gender-relevant groups.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-01-20 - 2023-01-19

Initiatives like the present EO4Alps – Application procurement fall naturally in the Exploitation Layer. Underneath this layer, the Platform Services provide high-level abstractions to make exploitation of resources and data simple for the user. In recent years, the number and heterogeneity of these Platforms has increased steeply: the previously mentioned Thematic Exploitation Platforms (TEPs) are now a family of seven; Proba-V provides a dedicated Mission Exploitation Platform ; services like the Euro Data Cube and the upcoming Open Earth Engine provide complementary, specialised computing and data access services.

Supervised Theses and Dissertations