Baltic GTIF


Green Transition Information Factories Kick-Starters: Baltic (Baltic GTIF)

Climate change is showing its effects – particularly in the Baltic Sea region, profound changes can be observed. The annual rise in temperature exceeds the global trend and jeopardises various ecosystems and the health of the population. To meet this challenge, the European Space Agency ESA launched the „Green Transition Information Factories Kick-Starters: Baltic“ (Baltic GTIF) project. For the first project phase, Lithuania was selected as the ideal model country.

The primary objective is to develop a web-based tool that provides comprehensible and accessible information for relevant stakeholders and decision-makers on the basis of complex Earth observation data streams. The tools and functionalities are developed in close consultation with the stakeholders. The resulting data is free of charge for the stakeholders during the project.

To this end, a cloud-based platform is to be created which, together with state-of-the-art analytical methods, will help the relevant stakeholders and the public assess the sustainability of their actions and consider „green measures“. To address the most pressing issues, five key capabilities have been selected in consultation with Lithuanian stakeholders, ranging from urban heat island analysis to detailed monitoring of forests and agricultural land in Lithuania. These key competences aim to validate and develop sustainable urban planning with a focus on heat island trends and thermal insulation of buildings, carbon accounting in agriculture, resilient food systems and adaptive forestry practices. Through the use of interactive exploration tools and scientific expertise, the platform promotes the transition to a carbon-neutral and resource-efficient future.


OHB Digital Connect GmbH, Germany

OHB Digital Services GmbH, Germany

EOX IT Services GmbH, Austria

COETUS, Lithuania

GEOMATRIX, Lithuania

Project Duration

03/2024 to 02/2026

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This project is carried out under a programme of and funded by the European Space Agency ESA. The views expressed in this publication can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.