INDICATE was invited to take part in a joint workshop with two other FP7 projects, DIMMER and OPTIMUS. This was held at the Politecnico di Torino on September 14th and 15th 2016. This aim of this workshop was to explore common themes and results among the projects. It was interesting to share insights with these two projects, which are also finishing in September. Aidan Melia chaired a break-out session on Data Management and Visualisation. A number of common issues and trends emerged from this session from the three projects. 

The session was split into three key areas: 

•Types of Data being dealt with by the projects

•Data Management and issues

•Visualisation methods

It was clear that there was a significant commonality between the partners, when it came to dealing with GIS data; furthermore, the commonalities point to a need for GIS data to be provided by pilot partners. For INDICATE, this was not an issue due to the high-quality of data available from Dundalk, Louth County Council, DKIT, and Galliera Hospital in Genoa.

In addition, there were other data management areas addressed, and these examined issues surrounding measured data, and privacy matters.  With regard to visualisation, it was apparent that the tools being developed by the projects were predominantly for professional users as opposed to members of the public.  As such, training would be essential to use the tools with the view that any visualisation methods used would need to be easily understood by final end users. 

The event was attended on behalf of the INDICATE project by Nicolas Bruno (Galliera Hospital), Aidan Melia (IES), and Alberto Mussetti (Dappolonia).

 Aidan Melia with Anna Osello (DIMMER) from the Politecnico di Torino, and Haris Doukas (OPTIMUS) Technical University of Athens chairing the project outcomes session

Alberto Mussetti from Dappolonia speaking during the Data Management and Visualisation session