Provision of training/education
There are indeed several EU Directives (e.g. Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Energy Efficiency Directive, Renewable Energy Directive) as well as voluntary initiatives such as Covenant of Mayors, which, at different geographical scales and from different perspectives, aim to reduce greenhouse gases emissions and to increase energy saving. In all these policy instruments location data can play an enabling role to support the whole policy lifecycle.
Case Study Objectives
The objective of this Case Study is to engage a group of 4-5 students in the development of an application focused on one or more specific aspects of a data flow in support of one of the energy policies.
The implementation will rely on the concepts, principles and technicalities of the EU INSPIRE Directive and will be based on a preliminary analysis of the current EU policies on energy efficiency.
The Case Study will be developed within the course “Geographic Information Systems (GIS)” (10 CFU), offered at Politecnico di Milano. This course is entirely taught in English as part of the MSc in Geoinformatics Engineering. Students attending the course have a background either in Computer Science Engineering or in Environmental Engineering.
- Energy Saving/Efficiency Policies
- Data harmonization and interoperability according to INSPIRE
- Open source geospatial software and open standards
At the end of the CS implementation, students will acquire a deep understanding of the issues related to spatial data harmonization workflows contained in the different phases of the energy efficiency policies lifecycle and how to effectively apply IT and GIS
technologies in this field.
Applying the knowledge acquired to a real case, students will need not just to use the concepts/tools learned during the course, but they will exploit their personal knowledge and skills to find solutions to the problems encountered.
This experience strengthens the students curricula and fosters their employability, as it prepares them to work in the industry sector related to energy efficiency as professionals with geospatial skills.
Available training material
The first module provides the knowledge required to set-up a webgis collaborative platform which can be used to publish and share the geospatial datasets corresponding to the different steps of the harmonization process dealt with in the second module.
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Harmonizing data flows in Energy saving EU policies
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