EGU23-8788, updated on 21 Apr 2023
EGU General Assembly 2023
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Towards the European Green Deal Data Space

Marta Gutierrez David1, Mark Dietrich1, Nevena Raczko2, Sebastien Denvil3, Mattia Santoro4, Charis Chatzikyriakou5, and Weronika Borejko6
Marta Gutierrez David et al.
  • 1EGI Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2IDC Italia Srl., Milan, Italy
  • 3ECMWF, Reading, UK
  • 4National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (CNR-IIA), Florence, Italy
  • 5EODC, Vienna, Austria
  • 6EARSC, Bruxelles, Belgium

The European Commission has a program to accelerate the Digital Transition and is putting forward a vision based on cloud, common European Data Spaces and AI. As the data space paradigm unfolds across Europe, the Green Deal Data Space emerges. Its foundational pillars are to be built by the GREAT project. 

Data Spaces will be built over federated data infrastructures with common technical requirements (where possible) taking into account existing data sharing initiatives. Services and middleware developed to enable a federation of cloud-to-edge capacities will be at the disposal of all data spaces.

GREAT, the Green Deal Data Space Foundation and its Community of Practice, has the ambitious goal of defining how data with the potential to help combat climate and environmental related challenges, in line with the European Green Deal, can be shared more broadly among many stakeholders, sectors and boundaries, according to European values such as fair access, privacy and security. 

The project will consider and incorporate community defined requirements and use case analyses to ensure that the resulting data space infrastructure is designed and built with and for the users. 

An implementation roadmap will guide the efforts of multiple actors to converge toward a blueprint technical architecture, a data governance scheme that enables innovative business cases, and an inventory of high value datasets, that will enable proof of concept, implementation and scale-up of a minimum viable green deal data space.This roadmap will identify the resources and other key ingredients needed for the Green Deal Data Space to be successful. Data sharing by design and data sovereignty are some of the main principles that will apply from the early stages ensuring cost effective and sustainable infrastructures that will drive Europe towards a single data market and green economic growth. 

This talk will present how to engage with the project, the design methodology, progress towards the roadmap for deployment and the collaborative approach to building data spaces in conjunction with all the sectoral data spaces and the Data Space Support Centre.

How to cite: Gutierrez David, M., Dietrich, M., Raczko, N., Denvil, S., Santoro, M., Chatzikyriakou, C., and Borejko, W.: Towards the European Green Deal Data Space, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-8788,, 2023.