GENESI-DEC (Ground European Network for Earth Science Interoperations – Digital Earth Community) it is a project of the European Communities, which began in May 2010 and led by ESA.
GENESI-DEC aims to develop and implement the concept of Digital Earth, an innovative idea which sees the Earth virtually represented as a set spatially georeferenced and interconnected to digital data warehouses worldwide distributed , which aims to concentrate in a single environment most terrestrial digital information actually available , the management of natural resources to the Earth sciences, from environmental monitoring to the different aspects of human society.
The project aims to allow free access to data and services, helping European and world communities of Digital Earth access, produce and share data, information, products and knowledge. GENESI-DEC constituting a multi-dimensional structure, multi-temporal and multi-layers of enormous value, goes to be an effective tool to address global challenges such as biodiversity, climate change, pollution and sustainable development.
GENESI-DEC integrates and develops its predecessor project GENESI-DR, aiming to include the broadest and most diverse digital scientific community (the so called Digital Earth Communities), to provide specific services for each community and to encourage the sharing of data to stimulate collaboration.