Green Deal Data Space Community of Practice

The GREAT project aims at fostering an international cross-sectoral Green Deal Data Space Community of Practice, which will shape and constitute the future Data Space through the provision and use of data.

To facilitate the creation of the Community of Practice, GREAT calls together the core of the Community – the Task Forces, which will represent and bring on board reference Use Cases.



GOS4M is a GEO Flagship aimed to support the Minamata Convention on Mercury Secretariat, the UN Environment Mercury Fate & Transport Partnership and all Nations in the follow up of the Conferences of Parties (COP) related to the Effectiveness Evaluation and Global Monitoring framework.

GOS4M will develop IT applications which will be based on observations, model outputs and web tools to exploit the wealth of data made available through platforms like, for example Copernicus DIAS and GEO Knowledge Hub.


BioGIS 360 is a fundamental tool for biodiversity monitoring, developed by iptsat in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Biology (DEB) of La Sapienza University of Rome offering “one-stop shop” data research for all those seeking authoritative information on biodiversity worldwide (or at national level).

BioGIS 360 provides to companies an essential aid with the integration of considerations, reporting and biodiversity maps in their decision making aspects, in order to simplify the information exchange and promptly mitigate and manage the possible environmental impacts during the works planning

PCR-GLOBWB 2 is a grid-based global hydrology and water resources model devloped at Utrecht University. The computational grid has a 5 arc-minute resolution (~10 km at the equator) and covers all continents except Greenland and Antarctica.

Time steps for hydrology and water use are one-day, while the internal time stepping for hydrodynamic river routing is variable. For each grid cell and each time step, PCR-GLOBWB 2 simulates moisture storage as well as the water exchange between the soil, atmosphere and underlying groundwater reservoir.


EPOS, the European Plate Observing System, is a multidisciplinary, distributed research infrastructure that facilitates the integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from the solid Earth science community in Europe.


A long-term marine data initiative for in situ marine environmental and human activities data, funded by the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund, bringing on board marine ecosystem


Use Case – a concrete example of innovative use of data in the support of the Green Deal implementation, which already brings or will bring benefits to the service providers, users, and the broader community.

The Use Cases will contribute to the creation of a methodology for the development of Green Deal Data Space. Use Cases will serve as a reference for the guidelines created and suggested standards. Managed by the Task Forces, Use Cases will respond to GREAT’s consultations.

Apply for the call for Use Cases! (link to Get involved section).

The Use Case will serve as a reference point in the creation of the future Green Deal Data Space and will be promoted by the project through its website, social media, and other materials, to increase its visibility.
Task Force – a group of stakeholders representing, preferably the whole or at least a relevant part of, the value chain involved in a use case (including inter alia provider of the service, data provider/data broker, user, etc.).
Task Force is responsible for bringing on board all the stakeholders relevant for the Use Case and participating in consultations launched by GREAT.

Task Force is led by a member of the GREAT Team and should involve at least 5 representatives of the Use Case. Task Force leader is the main point of contact with the Use Case, and is responsible for ensuring the stakeholders’ participation in consultations and onboarding relevant stakeholders.

Apply for the call for Use Cases! (link to Get involved section).

With your Task Force and with your Use Case, you can shape the future Green Deal Data Space according to your needs. You will also become a part of a pan-European network of stakeholders coming from diverse sectors and markets. Your Use Case and involved stakeholders will as well be featured on GREAT website and GREAT social media to increase your visibility and promote your initiatives.