An insightful 3rd general assembly

A successful 3rd general assembly meeting in Cartagena in March 2024.   From March 12th to 14th the BeOpen Consortium held its 3rd general assembly meeting after coming together in Naples and Porto last year. The event was hosted by the municipality of Cartagena,...

Fighting heat islands in the South of Spain

Tackling heat islands with knowledge Together with to other towns in Murcia, Torre Pacheco is working on a use case focusing on urban heat, a pressing issue all over Spain and Europe. Merging data from different sources they develop strategies to minimize the summery...

A “shield” against natural disasters in Attica

Building a “shield” against natural disasters in Attica In densely populated areas extreme weather conditions can become very dangerous very quickly, when the water has nowhere to go or a fire finds just so much material in close proximity to “jump at”. Attica is...

Smart Traffic Management in Murcia

Working on smart ways to handle traffic in urban areas The increase of individual motorized vehicles has been a challenge on many levels for most urban spaces in the world but historically grown spaces with narrow streets in particular. Cartagena, together with two...

Light pollution and High Value Datasets

Energy efficiency versus light pollution – the role of high value data sets (HVD)     Light pollution has been rising with the increase of urban settlements. Artificial Light at Night-time (short ALAN) does not only influence our vision of the night-time sky but...