On 08 December 2016, OECD published a the ‘OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016’, the report emphasises that the decrease in government funding of scientific and technological R&D can threaten innovation in certain countries when global challenges such as climate change and ageing demand decisive solutions.
Austria’s Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting & Telecoms (RTR) is currently preparing an award procedure for the 3400MHz-3800MHz frequency band, which has been designated for 5G mobile broadband services.
Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE) is pleased to inform about the launch of the E2mC project which aims at demonstrating the technical and operational feasibility of the integration of social media analysis and crowd-sourced information within both the Mapping and Early Warning Components of Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS). The Project will develop a prototype of a new EMS Service Component (Copernicus Witness), designed to exploit social media analysis and crowdsourcing capabilities to generate a new Product of the EMS Portfolio.
On 7 December, the European Commission launched MYGEOSS. MYGEOSS is a two-year project (2015-16) by the European Commission to develop GEOSS-based (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) smart Internet applications informing European citizens on the changes affecting their local environment.