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Copernicus for urban resilience in Europe: Final results from the CURE project

Chrysoulakis, Nektarios; Ludlow, David; Mitraka, Zina; Somarakis, Giorgos; Khan, Zaheer; Lauwaet, Dirk; Hooyberghs, Hans; Feliu, Efrén; Navarro, Daniel; Feigenwinter, Christian; Holsten, Anne; Soukup, Tomas; Dohr, Mario; Marconcini, Mattia; Holt Andersen, Birgitte

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Nektarios Chrysoulakis

David Ludlow
Professor in European Smart Cities

Zina Mitraka

Giorgos Somarakis

Zaheer Khan
Professor in Computer Science

Dirk Lauwaet

Hans Hooyberghs

Efrén Feliu

Daniel Navarro

Christian Feigenwinter

Anne Holsten

Tomas Soukup

Mario Dohr

Mattia Marconcini

Birgitte Holt Andersen


A major challenge for the urban community is the exploitation of Earth Observation intelligence in managing in the multidimensional nature of urban sustainability towards enhancing urban resilience, particularly in relation to the challenges of climate change. This study presents the ways in which the H2020 funded project CURE (Copernicus for Urban Resilience in Europe) synergistically exploited Copernicus Core Services to develop cross-cutting applications supporting urban resilience. CURE provided the urban planning community with spatially disaggregated environmental intelligence at a local scale, as well as a proof-of-concept that urban planning and management strategies development enhancing the resilience of cities can be supported by Copernicus Core Services. Here, we demonstrate the technical operational feasibility of an umbrella cross-cutting system on urban resilience, consisting of 11 specific applications. These use Copernicus core products from at least two services each as main input information, reflect the main urban sustainability dimensions and are relevant to user needs, which were identified based on a strong stakeholders’ engagement. As a result, CURE is built on Data and Information Access Services (DIAS), as a system integrating these cross-cutting applications, capable of supporting downstream services across Europe, enabling its incorporation into operational Copernicus products portfolio in the future and also addressing its economic feasibility. For more information on CURE:


Chrysoulakis, N., Ludlow, D., Mitraka, Z., Somarakis, G., Khan, Z., Lauwaet, D., …Holt Andersen, B. (2023, April). Copernicus for urban resilience in Europe: Final results from the CURE project. Presented at European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria

Presentation Conference Type Speech
Conference Name European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2023
Conference Location Vienna, Austria
Start Date Apr 23, 2023
End Date Apr 28, 2023
Deposit Date Mar 20, 2023
Publicly Available Date Mar 21, 2023
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