SDGs-EYES is implemented by 10 partners and one affiliated organisation who cover different disciplines: namely: climate science and impacts, spanning e.g. from hydrology to biology, biogeochemistry, oceanography, forestry, ecology, agriculture, human health; geospatial and (satellite) imagery analysis; geographic information systems; numerical modelling; Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (for remote sensing, in-situ and model-based data), ICT, cloud and high performance computing, and the communication of research.



CMCC Foundation (Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) is a research organisation that conducts and promotes scientific and applied research activities within the scope of international climate change research. CMCC aims to gain in-depth knowledge of climate variability, along with the causes and consequences, through the development of high-resolution simulations using global models of the Earth System as well as regional models, to then feed model-based and data-driven analyses of the impacts on the environment, the ecosystems and the socio-economic context. The objective of these studies is to provide reliable, rigorous, and timely scientific results that can stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and develop science driven adaptation and mitigation policies in a changing climate.

Role in SDGs-EYES

CMCC is the Coordinator of the project and is involved directly and indirectly in all the project work packages. More specifically, CMCC is the leader of the Project Coordination & Management and the SDG Indicators’ Development and Evaluation, while also the leader of the Workflow Processing, the Visual Identity component of the SDGs-EYES Service as well as coordination of the scientific dissemination, networking and collaboration with relevant bodies. More so, CMCC leads three out of five project Pilots, and contributes to the development of infrastructure and services, and to the communication, dissemination and exploitation of the project. The core team consists of Manuela Balzarolo (Project Coordinator), Monia Santini (Project Coordinator deputy), Malik Aljabu (Project Manager), Laura ConteAntonio AloisioPaola MercoglianoTomas LovatoMarta EllenAlessandro PuglieseMelissa LatellaMomme ButenschonMaria Vincenza ChiriacòDmitrii Kondrik, Mattia Scalas, Shahbaz Alvi, Alessandro D’anca.

Sistema GmbH

SISTEMA GmbH is a privately held company founded in 2009 in Vienna. SISTEMA offers its customers a wide range of products and services based on remote sensing analysis techniques, numerical models for climate re-analyses and forecast. At SISTEMA, we develop tools to access, process, and translate the huge amount of available environmental information into useful insights. We deal with pressing environmental issues on planet Earth and in our surrounding atmosphere.

Role in SDGs-EYES

SISTEMA contributes to most of the project activities, with main leadership on datasets selection, platform development including data collection, processing and exploitation. The core team consists of Stefano Natali, CEO and data analyst, Clemens Rendl, Senior data analyst and Alexandra Bojor, Software developer and data scientist.

Wageningen Environmental Research (WR)

Stichting Wageningen Research (WR), Wageningen Environmental Research is a leading European research and development organisation offering a combination of practical, innovative and interdisciplinary scientific research across many disciplines related to the sustainable use of the living environment.

Role in SDGs-EYES

WR is lead of the Co-design task. The contact person for WR is Claire Jacobs.

European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC)

The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) is a membership-based, not for profit organisation which coordinates and promotes the activities of European companies engaged in delivering Earth observation-derived geo-information services. EARSC represents this sector in its broadest sense, creating a network between industry, decision makers and users and covering the full EO value chain from data acquisition through processing, fusion, analysis to final geo-information products & services.

Role in SDGs-EYES

EARSC is leading the User liaison, co-design and user uptake tasks. The core Team consists of Mónica Miguel-Lago, EARSC Senior Project Manager, Francesca Piatto EARSC Project Officer and Francesco Casaril, EARSC Communications and Membership Officer.

European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen)

The European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen) is an Agency of the EU Council whose mission is to support the decision making and actions of the European Union in the field of Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), in particular Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), including European Union crisis management missions and operations, by providing products and services resulting from the exploitation of relevant space assets and collateral data, including satellite imagery and aerial imagery, and related services. Therefore, SatCen is a key institution linking Space and Security, and a primary user of Earth Observation (EO) satellite data with great expertise on managing and disseminating products derived by the exploitation of satellite imagery and collateral sources.

SatCen is also the EC Entrusted Entity to provide the Copernicus Security Service in Support to EU External Action (SEA) and it supports the service provision for the Copernicus Security Border Surveillance Service. SatCen is a Participating Organization of the Group on Earth Observations where it leads the Space and Security Pilot Initiative, providing a forum for discussion that establishes and fosters cooperation among key entities and.stakeholders in the security domain.

Role in SDGs-EYES

SatCen main role in the project is the coordination of the development, implementation and validation of the pilot activities. In particular, SatCen leads a cross-domain pilot on Climate Security, investigating how climate-related events amplify existing risks in society, endangering the security of humans, key infrastructures, economy, or ecosystems. SatCen also supports other activities of the project, such as the Co-Design of the pilot, the SDGs indicators deployment and communication and dissemination activities.

T6 Ecosystems srl

T6 Ecosystems is a research and consulting SMEs with an interdisciplinary team devoted to applied research, bringing research and innovation results to society and maximising their positive impacts. The company has a long-standing experience in research and the coordination of national and international R&D projects, most of which are funded within the EC Research Framework Programmes. What makes T6 different is the capability to look at innovation at the crossroads between technology, user acceptance and cultural diversity within the global implementation of its services. We see the integration of user-centred research within innovation and development projects as the missing link in making impact happen. In this framework, the main activities of T6 are: the co-design of innovation processes and socio-technical tools, socio-economic impact assessment of research and innovation initiatives; policy analysis; scientific communication and project dissemination.

Role in SDGs-EYES

T6 is leading the communication and dissemination, including the organisation of policy dialogues and the identification of policy recommendations. The core T6 team consists of Katja Firus, Sara Dorato, Andrea Nicolai and Antonella Passani.

ASL TO3 – SEPI (Epidemiology Unit)

The Epidemiology Unit (SEPI) of the Local Health Authority TO3 (ASLTO3) is part of the regional epidemiological network of agencies that jointly provide public health observatory services. Since its establishment in 1994, SEPI has carried out epidemiological research and health promotion activities at a national, regional and local level. To this end, it deals with the development, maintenance, and analysis of the main regional health information systems. It conducts epidemiological studies on a wide range of indicators measuring diverse health dimensions and public health areas: mortality, morbidity, healthcare pathways, prevention, occupational risks, substance use and addiction, mental health, and injuries. Moreover, SEPI manages the Turin Longitudinal Study (TLS), a monitoring system that studies the social determinants of health, in order to explain the principal mechanisms from which inequalities in health and healthcare may originate, evaluate their impact in the population, identify potentially effective preventive actions, and evaluate the possible role of policies in reducing social inequalities in health.

Role in SDGs-EYES

SEPI is leading the Pilot on Extreme temperature risks in the city of Turin, aimed at evaluating the use of the SDG13_30 indicator (near surface temperature deviation) to estimate the impact on health of extreme temperatures. Risk assessment analyses will take advantage of the TLS data, providing risk estimates that also account for individual and contextual socio-economic characteristics. The core team consists of Teresa Spadea and Nicolás Zengarini, senior researchers in the field of social epidemiology.

Forest Design

With their expertise in forest inventory, Forest Design utilizes advanced technology and data-driven methodologies to collect accurate information about forest ecosystems. They employ various techniques such as remote sensing, GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping, and on-the-ground surveys to gather detailed data on tree species, age, size, health, and other relevant factors. By analyzing this data, Forest Design assists clients in making informed decisions regarding forest management, including timber harvesting, conservation efforts, and biodiversity preservation. Their team of forestry professionals and technicians offer tailored solutions and recommendations based on the specific needs and goals of each project.

Forest Design’s inventory services are essential for timber companies, land management agencies, conservation organizations, and other stakeholders involved in forest-related activities. By providing precise and up-to-date information about forest resources, they contribute to sustainable forest management practices and help clients optimize their operations while minimizing environmental impact. With Forest Design, parteners can rely on their expertise and dedication to accurate forest inventory data, enabling them to make informed decisions for the long-term stewardship of their forested lands.

Role in SDGs-EYES

Forest Design is involved in the following SDG Indicators’ Development and Evaluation , the SDGs-EYES Copernicus-based Service implementation management as well as the Cross-Domain Pilots, leading the Romanian pilot on forest cover and erosion.

PEFC Romania (Associated Partner)

PEFC is a leading global alliance of regional and national forest certification systems. As an independent, international, non-profit and non-governmental organisation, PEFC is dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.

PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote responsible practices in the forest and to ensure that wood and non-wood forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. Forest-based solutions offer much promise to achieve a more sustainable world.

PEFC Romania, as the national governing body of the Romanian system, was established in January 2016. It is the control body of the national certification scheme and the standardization body. Its tasks are, in particular, to elaborate and further develop the Romanian certification system. The founding members of PEFC Romania represent important interest groups from the branches of forestry, forest services, forestry unions and the mountain area.

Role in SDGs-EYES

PEFC is mainly involved in the pilot Forest cover and erosion in Romania. The core PEFC Romania team consists of Lucian Filigean, Executive President of the organisation.

Meteorological Environmental Earth Observation (MEEO) (Affiliated Partner)

MEEO S.r.l. is a private company based in Ferrara, Italy and founded in 2004 with the aim to develop and implement products and services based on remote sensing of the Earth-Atmosphere system. MEEO is able to provide a wide range of services and products “ready” (off the shelf) based on analysis of multispectral, multisensor and multitemporal satellite data for environmental monitoring, land management, agriculture and coastal monitoring. Data exploitation services, cataloguing, data access, OGC standard implementation, business models, training packages are among the main activities performed. MEEO is an ESA added value partner, an OGC associate member and a Climate-KIC affiliated partner.

Role in SDGs-EYES

MEEO is mainly involved in the implementation of the SDGs-EYES Service providing the operational functions of data and products’ discovery and access. MEEO will support SISTEMA in the implementation of the SDGs-EYES Data Ecosystem based on the ADAM Platform asset integrating the practice with data exploitation and visualisation platforms based on its participation in Copernicus DIAS. Finally, MEEO will contribute to the Fire emissions and Forest cover and erosion pilot implementation. The core MEEO team consists of Marco Folegani and Maria Luisa Quarta, both Senior Analysts.

SDGs-EYES has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Programme for research and innovation under project number 101082311. | Legal | Credits