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Arctic Crowdsourcing This project will develop enhanced Earth Observations (EO) services for Arctic applications planned for C-CORE’s Coresight Platform to include community/crowd sourced very high resolution drone data and other forms of field data that support [...]C-CORE CENTRE FOR COLD OCEAN RESOURCES ENGINEERING (CA)Digital Platform Servicespermanently open call, platformsThis project will develop enhanced Earth Observations (EO) services for Arctic applications planned for C-CORE’s Coresight Platform to include community/crowd sourced very high resolution drone data and other forms of field data that support Arctic stakeholder needs
Business Model Validation for Exploitation Platforms This activity shall validate the specific business model of the EODC initiative for its possible reuse in the context of the Exploitation Platform programmatic activities.EODC EARTH OBSERVATION DATA CENTRE FOR WATER RESOURCES MONITORING (AT)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsThis activity shall validate the specific business model of the EODC initiative for its possible reuse in the context of the Exploitation Platform programmatic activities.
Cloudfree Mosaic Platform Pathfinder This activity shall demonstrate platform efficiency in generatong a worldwide cloudfree Sentinel-2 mosaic at full resolutionEOX IT SERVICES GMBH (AT)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsThis activity shall demonstrate platform efficiency in generatong a worldwide cloudfree Sentinel-2 mosaic at full resolution
Coastal Thematic Exploitation Platform Through the provision of access to large volumes of EO and in-situ data, computing resources, algorithm development space and the fundamental processing software required to extract temporal and spatial information from Big Data, C-TEP shall [...]ACRI-ST S.A.S. (FR)Digital Platform Servicesapplications, coastal zone, platformsThrough the provision of access to large volumes of EO and in-situ data, computing resources, algorithm development space and the fundamental processing software required to extract temporal and spatial information from Big Data, C-TEP shall provide a dedicated service for the observation and monitoring of our coastal environment and society. Integration of satellite EO data, in-situ sensor data and model predictions shall provide an effective means of analysing and understanding the many linked coastal processes across a wide range of space and time scales.
Commercial Operator Identity Hub (COIH): Identity as a Service for the Network of EO Resources In the context of Space 4.0 and its “EO Innovation Europe” concept, the European Space Agency (ESA) is forming a new ecosystem for exploitation of EO data under the name “Network of EO Resources”. The main goal is to bring the numerous and [...]DEIMOS SPACE S.L.U (ES)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsIn the context of Space 4.0 and its “EO Innovation Europe” concept, the European Space Agency (ESA) is forming a new ecosystem for exploitation of EO data under the name “Network of EO Resources”. The main goal is to bring the numerous and largely disparate EO datasets into a federated layer of exploitation platforms and enable the End-Users to perform research directly where the data is stored. Thus, the current paradigm “bring the data to the user” (users having to download enormous datasets to their premises and own massive infrastructures to process that data) will be replaced with the “bring the user to the data” paradigm, as the exploitation platforms will not only provide the raw data, but also a computing framework with specific tools and algorithms relevant to Earth Sciences. Federated Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) is one of the key building blocks of this new ecosystem, aimed at providing a Single Sign On (SSO) experience for the users of the Network of EO Resources. In this context, the Agency has run several Pathfinder activities with the aim to align the Federation approaches among the various players in the Earth Observation domain and ensure these approaches are in-line with the AARC Blueprint Architecture and the technical practises in EduGain. To ensure the most cohesive operation of the Network of EO Resources, a centralised “IDaaS” (Identity as a Service) has been identified as the most suitable Identity and Access Management model, which is the subject of this service contract. The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) has been chosen by ESA to act as the Data Controller and Statutory Body for governing the IDaaS services resulting from this contract. The operational context of these services is a pure Business to Business (B2B) environment with no general public involved. The actors of this B2B environment are EARSC and the COIH service provider on one side, and commercial companies involved in the Earth Observation business on the other side.
COMMUNITY EARTH OBSERVATION INTELLIGENCE SERVICE: PROTOTYPING FOR SCALE At present NGOs/CSOs have limited expertise in accessing and utilizing EO data. This project is working with NGOs adressinghuman rights concerns and will develop methodologies for integrating in-situ (citizen data collection), drone and EO data [...]OMANOS ANALYTICS (GB)Digital Platform Servicespermanently open call, platforms, sustainable developmentAt present NGOs/CSOs have limited expertise in accessing and utilizing EO data. This project is working with NGOs adressinghuman rights concerns and will develop methodologies for integrating in-situ (citizen data collection), drone and EO data to enhance the collection of information and evidence on activities affecting human rights in developing countries
CTEO – CryptoTradeable EO EO derived information are increasingly being used as the basis for a range of sensitive decisions linked to commercial operations, public safety and environmental security. At the same time, developments in ICT capablity enable an expanded [...]PLANETEK ITALIA SRL (IT)Enterpriseblockchain, permanently open call, platforms, securityEO derived information are increasingly being used as the basis for a range of sensitive decisions linked to commercial operations, public safety and environmental security. At the same time, developments in ICT capablity enable an expanded volume of information to be generating using distributed approaches such as cloud based storage and processing and platform based interactions, use of algorithms and proprietry datasets. This makes guaranteeing the integrity of both the data and the derived information more and more diffficult. This project is testing various Blockchain based approaches to support the different verification elements needed to guarantee the integrity of the data and the analysis. In particular, this project is investigating and testing approaches for dividing, encrypting and distributing large datasets (typical EO imagery) to a group of peers (e.g. in the ground segment and on-board) for enabling tradeable distributed processing, encrypting and distributing metadata in the peer-to-peer network, with guarantee of correct association to the related datasets, signing and uniquely identifying smart contracts (this may be also full-fledged algorithms) based on their input requirements and output products so that the P2P network can guarantee processing traceability and security and implementing a runtime environment suitable for running EO smart contracts, which is able to perform processing with specific execution time constraints, storage constraints, device usage constraints, network usage constraints, metrics constraints applied to output quality.
Datacube Demonstration for TPM The service shall enables advanced data access and retrieval capabilities on global to local / low to very high resolution EO products, based on OGC WCS and WCPS APIs. The project implements a showcase for Landsat European coverage and [...]MEEO S.R.L. (IT)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsThe service shall enables advanced data access and retrieval capabilities on global to local / low to very high resolution EO products, based on OGC WCS and WCPS APIs. The project implements a showcase for Landsat European coverage and validating he benefit via an Urban application over Eastern Austria.
E-COMMERCE PLATFORM FOR MICRO-GEOSERVICES Innovative approaches to distribute services to both public and private markets, being more automated and interoperable, are expected to support EO companies in getting the best return on investment.
Micro geo-services based on the use of [...]
DEIMOS ENGENHARIA S.A. (PT)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsInnovative approaches to distribute services to both public and private markets, being more automated and interoperable, are expected to support EO companies in getting the best return on investment. Micro geo-services based on the use of satellite data, delivering very focussed earth measurements (e.g. burnt area map/index, NDVI, land use, etc..), address potentially a wide audience, available to pay only a small amount, typically ordering products for a few tens of Euros, for their geo-temporal area of interest. Given the rather limited revenue margin, it is essential that scalable data storage and processing environments (e.g. on the cloud), but also e-commerce platform capabilities can be shared across value adding providers. In particular, the EO value adding sector is characterised by a high number of small and specialized companies operating in specific application domains; building the complete vertical stack by themselves. While they excel in their core business, they may lack IT competences and/or resources to publish and market their information extraction algorithms via modern on-line platforms. The purpose of this project is aimed then at simplifying and automating overall ICT deployment and commercial exploitation of micro geo-services from the Earth Observation sector. Through an online e-commerce platform (ECOMI) enabling advanced capabilities for publishing, ordering, delivery, accounting and billing, the elapsed time between service demand and service output shall be shortened, avoiding repetitive ICT tasks non related to EO value adder core activities, with an overall efficiency improvement and cost reduction. These micro geo services will be deployed and processed at remote cloud infrastructure (e.g DIAS) and will be executed on demand and scheduled for execution (e.g subscription based ). The ECOMI platform will matchmake EO value adders and the customers of EO services by providing the capability to commercialise their processing algorithm. The will be able to order these services and integrate in their decision making process or even to chain a set of micro geo services to create a work a complex workflow. The ECOMI platform aims to close the gap between the vast number of EO services available in the EO sector and discoverability of these services to the end users. ECOMI will then foster: B2B commerce where other value adders could also build high-value added services from further concatenation of micro services (e.g. through APIs and workflows) B2G benefitting from trusted and ready-to-use micro services easy to integrate in their processes B2C commerce where users likely make heavy usage of mobile devices in their daily life A validated pre-operational platform within 4 months of the project. This first version of the pre-operational platform will be ready for the services providers to register and publish their services for the end users. A business model will be defined. It will incorporate the price model, the subscription schemes , the revenue sharing model with the EO services providers , the envisioned cost structure etc. In terms of high level functionality, the ECOMI platform will offer interfaces for the service providers to register and deploy their services in the platform. The platform will provide a user interface for the end users to browse through the service catalogue and select the service they prefer. The catalogue will contain all the necessary information to assist the purchasing decision making process of the end user. The end users will be able to order the service after successfully payment. The users will also be view the status of the orders and receive notification when the product is ready for delivery. The end users will have the option to get the output data from the platform or via API.
Earth System Data Lab (ESDL) The main objective of the Earth System Data Lab (ESDL) project is to establish and operate a service to the scientific community that greatly facilitates access and exploitation of the multivariate data set in the ESDL and by this means advances [...]BROCKMANN CONSULT GMBH (DE)Scienceland, marine environment, oceans, platforms, scienceThe main objective of the Earth System Data Lab (ESDL) project is to establish and operate a service to the scientific community that greatly facilitates access and exploitation of the multivariate data set in the ESDL and by this means advances the understanding of the interactions between the ocean-land-atmosphere system and society. To this end, the main tasks of the project fall into four main categories: infrastructure and operations, data sets and tools, use cases and scientific exploitation, and communication and outreach. The core part of the ESDL is the data in analysis-ready form, together with tools and methods to generate, access, and exploit the ESDL. The software to generate the ESDL and the data access APIs have been developed in the preceding project CAB-LAB. The modular open source approach adopted in CAB-LAB has proven to be convenient, flexible, and powerful and effectively meets user requirements. ESDL further evolves the range of available tools according to the requirements formulated by the different user groups of the service, while users may also contribute their own solutions and share them with others on github. The project continuously extends the datasets included in the ESDL. The additions imply both extending the data coverage in time as well as the introduction of completely new data sets.  Examples for specific requirements include marine parameters and the missing parameters from ESA’s CCI programme, e.g. Land Cover, Clouds, Aerosols, and Green House Gases. As for the software part, the main objective for these additions is to increase the ESDL’s utility and versatility and thus ultimately the uptake of scientific users, who will then have a powerful tool to advance our understanding of the Earth system dynamics. User uptake and scientific exploitation through the implementation of use cases is actively promoted by several tasks. The project adopts a three-stage approach and accordingly defines three different user types, Champion Users (CU, pre-defined use cases), Early Adopters (EA, Open call), and the Scientific Community (SC, free use). All ESDL users have in common that they are using the ESDL for scientific exploitation. While doing so, they are helping to improve the ESDL and the service provided, to increase the awareness for this activity and the offered service, and to extend the ESDL by contributing own source code and data sets. The ESDL is complemented by extensive outreach, communication, and training activites, which will foster user uptake, empower users to optimally exploit the ESDL, and eventually yield tangible scientific results in the form of peer-reviewed articles in international journals. Champion Use Cases: Four Champion use cases will be implemented in collaboration with distinguished experts  to demonstrate the wide range of different approaches that may be adopted with the ESDL: EM-DAT: Environmental conditions during societal catastrophes GEO-BON Colombia: Supporting regional initiatives in Colombia towards an Ecological Observation System Marine NPP: Primary productivity models in the ocean MDI: Biogeochemical Model Optimization Results: The Data Lab is accessible via registration https://www.earthsystemdatalab.net/index.php/interact/data-lab/ User Guide and Source code for Python and Julia https://www.earthsystemdatalab.net/index.php/documentation/user-guide/
Education Platform This activity will provide a platform for educational purposesSINERGISE LTD. (SI)Digital Platform Servicesplatforms, training and educationThis activity will provide a platform for educational purposes
EO Innovation Platform Testbed Poland The project shall validate procurement mechanisms for a cloud-based resource tier, offering bundled infrastructure (IaaS) and data services (DaaS) to the users, based at minimum on MERIS full resolution, S-2 and Landsat data, possibly extending [...]CREOTECH INSTRUMENTS SA (PL)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsThe project shall validate procurement mechanisms for a cloud-based resource tier, offering bundled infrastructure (IaaS) and data services (DaaS) to the users, based at minimum on MERIS full resolution, S-2 and Landsat data, possibly extending to S-1 and S-3 data.
EO Network of Resources Exploitation Platforms are the central element of ESAs Earth Observation (EO) Innovation Europe concept which envisages an open network of EO Exploitation Platforms based on coordinating expertise spread across Europe. The concept aims at the [...]CLOUDEO AG (DE)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsExploitation Platforms are the central element of ESAs Earth Observation (EO) Innovation Europe concept which envisages an open network of EO Exploitation Platforms based on coordinating expertise spread across Europe. The concept aims at the increased integration of EO data and information for a much broader use, for scientific, social and economic purposes, as well as for the generation of new commercial applications and services by helping the user to work with the data. A Resource Tier Layer which consists of processing data platforms provides the back-end functionality and is the environment where users can host their tools, algorithms andservices. The Data and Information Access Services (DIAS) platform, procured by ESA on behalf of the Commissions Copernicus Programme, is an example of one of foundation blocks of the European EO Resource Tier. The front-end layer of the exploitation platformswill be populated also from various EOEP-5 Block-4 activities (e.g. evolved Thematic Exploitation Platforms, Datacubes, tools) including scientific projects and applications for both public and commercial benefit. ESA intends to procure processing services for ESA exploitation activities from the various existing European Earth Observation Resource Providers and to incentivise this Network of EO Resources to contribute to a common framework harmonising their service offerings to users.The objective of this tender is to select a Prime Contractor for the overall Network of Resources contract execution, with a contract commitment of a 3 year period and an optional 2 year extension. The Prime Contractor will be tasked to provide and maintain a Network of Resources Directory and to have a Help Desk to provide support to exploitation projects and users requesting services or support for their needs. The initial and subsequent on-boarding of Resource Providers will be performed by the Prime Contractor via the ESA Best Practice approach with the first calls planned to be issued in 2019. These calls will extend the mission coverage for exploitation projects to include non-Sentinel missions and to procure processing services for both Sentinel and non-Sentinel missions from various Information and Communication Technology (ICT) providers hosting the sets of mission data. Subsequent calls will be made to support exploitation activities as additional missions and platform services need to be integrated into the Network of Resources. While the scope is the provision of Network of Resource Services for ESA exploitation projects, the Prime Contractor will be requested to promote their services also to other customers e.g. National, European, and World Wide.
EOVIDEO PRODUCT EXPLOITATION PLATFORM (EOVEP) Capturing video from Earth Observation (EO) is one of the most exciting innovations to hit the remote sensing world in recent times. High-resolution, full-colour EO video is enabling fundamental and disruptive changes for the Geospatial [...]Earth-i Ltd (GB)Digital Platform Servicesgeneric platform service, platformsCapturing video from Earth Observation (EO) is one of the most exciting innovations to hit the remote sensing world in recent times. High-resolution, full-colour EO video is enabling fundamental and disruptive changes for the Geospatial Intelligence and Earth Observation industries. EO Video provides several advantages over still imagery, for example: it enables faster and more accurate object recognition using AI and machine learning; It enables 3D models to be created to much higher precision than from a single stereo pair; It provides more contextual information to analysts and researchers, by capturing movement; It allows for more accurate change detection including detection of 3D changes over time; It provides the ability to mitigate patchy cloud and haze in a scene to derive a clear image. Even richer use cases emerge when one combines EO video analytics with complementary geospatial information sources to generate information products for end users. For example, video analytics related to speed and direction from a marine vessel, integrated with Automatic Identification System (AIS) data would allow tracking and course prediction for individual vessels. There are undoubtedly many applications of EO Video yet to be discovered. The EO Video Exploitation and Analytics Platform, or EOVEP, is expected to make the benefits of EO Video widely accessible to a range of users and value adders from the research, institutional and commercial sectors, enabling them to explore, experiment and discover their own applications of this novel data. The development of the EOVEP as a cloud-based platform for exploitation of video from space will be feed with high-resolution, satellite video data, not just from Earth-i’s constellation, but also from other partners offering similar data feeds. It will enable novel applications to be realised, by providing users with technology capabilities, tools and workflows for interpreting and exploiting video data and for extracting information and insights. It will also offer worked examples from Earth-i own repertoire and provide access to scientists to help EOVEP users extract value from satellite video and develop products and services relevant to their research or business needs. The platform will procure open interfaces for users of other thematic and regional platforms to query the EOVEP and retrieve information of interest to their theme; being fully integrated and connected with the ESA ecosystem and ESA Network of Resources. The success of the EOVEP platform is inherently tied to building such a community and enabling it to thrive. The combination of data and technology alone does not achieve this; equally important are fostering a culture of trust and collaboration, giving users the confidence to place their services in the platform; and providing community leadership underpinned by a clear vision for the platform, the innovation it brings, and the value it enables the community to develop and extract.
European Data Cube Facility The European Data Cube Facility service is providing fast access to a considerable amount of EO information from instrument data up to environmental variables and in order to establish a “bridge from Space to Applications”.

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SINERGISE LTD. (SI)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsThe European Data Cube Facility service is providing fast access to a considerable amount of EO information from instrument data up to environmental variables and in order to establish a “bridge from Space to Applications”. It capitalizes on the team experience to access EO data from the cloud (e.g. DIAS), avoiding at maximum data replication and offering users the possibility to apply their own algorithm and data transformations. The project also contributes to the interoperability activities in the related domain to maximize the service capabilities and foster federation of similar initiatives worldwide.
Federated Identity Management Pathfinders Several different activities to explore the notion of having Federated Identities for EO Exploitation, allowing a user to access services using its home organisation account, e.g. university account being used to access a DLR service or an ATOS [...]CGI IT UK LIMITED (GB)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsSeveral different activities to explore the notion of having Federated Identities for EO Exploitation, allowing a user to access services using its home organisation account, e.g. university account being used to access a DLR service or an ATOS Commercial service.
Flexible ONBoard Data Analysis The amount of data coming from imaging sensors increases steadily and a modern imaging sensor creates frames of several megapixels at a high frame acquisition rate. These imaging sensors with their large data output are mounted on spaceborne [...]SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AS (NO)Enterprisepermanently open call, platformsThe amount of data coming from imaging sensors increases steadily and a modern imaging sensor creates frames of several megapixels at a high frame acquisition rate. These imaging sensors with their large data output are mounted on spaceborne platforms, but the downlink capability of these spaceborne platforms, especially for small platforms, has not been increasing at the same rate as the data generation of the imaging sensors. This has resulted in a ‘big data problem’ on board these spaceborne platforms. An industry trend towards smaller satellites – with smaller antennas, less power and worse pointing accuracy- leads to an expectation that the downlink capability will remain well below the data generation capability for such imaging satellites. In order to use more acquisitions and have a high ‘usability’ of the satellite, the on-board processing of payload data is a solution. In this project, S&T will determine and test the technology platform that is best suited for onboard intelligent processing of imaging payload data. This will include testing techniques such as development of low volume data products instead of raw image files for downlink, verifying using concrete algorithms and implementation choices how performant such processing can be, exploring the implications of moving certain parts of the processing functionality to FPGA and conducting tests using HyperSpectral imagery on a cubesat.
Food Security Thematic Exploitation Platform The main goal of this activity is to develop a Thematic Exploitation Platform (TEP) dedicated to Food Security in order to support sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries by providing access to data, processing tools and computing [...]VISTA GEOWISSENSCHAFTLICHE FERNERKUNDUNG GMBH (DE)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsThe main goal of this activity is to develop a Thematic Exploitation Platform (TEP) dedicated to Food Security in order to support sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries by providing access to data, processing tools and computing resources in a cloud environment. It shall facilitate collaborative research and benchmarking of methods, development of innovative Apps and services, as well as uptake of EO data in processes of end-users in the above-mentioned sectors.
Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform (Forestry TEP) shall enable commercial, governmental and research users in the forestry sector globally to efficiently access satellite data based processing services and tools for generating value-added [...]VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND LTD (FI)Digital Platform Servicesapplications, forestry, platformsForestry Thematic Exploitation Platform (Forestry TEP) shall enable commercial, governmental and research users in the forestry sector globally to efficiently access satellite data based processing services and tools for generating value-added forest information products. Via the platform, the users can also create and share their own processing services, tools and generated products.
GAME.EO Recent years have brought tremendous advancements in the area of automated information extraction from Earth Observation (EO) imagery, but problems still remain since even state-of-the-art algorithms based on imagery alone do not provide a [...]GISAT S.R.O. (CZ)Enterprisepermanently open call, platforms, sustainable developmentRecent years have brought tremendous advancements in the area of automated information extraction from Earth Observation (EO) imagery, but problems still remain since even state-of-the-art algorithms based on imagery alone do not provide a satisfactory solution. In these situations, it is possible to exploit the crowdsourcing of human intelligence, which is a recent promising area for EO. This is of particular interest with respect to providing information on devleoping countries to International Finance Institutions such as the World Bank.In this project an integrated (hybrid) crowdsourced and EO data-based information extraction framework is being developed. Mobile-based tools for supporting crowdsourcing campaigns and gaming approaches will be developed, and then used to mobilize and train volunteers to provide data via dedicated EO-based workflows to extract the required information in a more timely and accurate manner, with lower costs than would be incurred using professional datacollection services. The approach will be demonstrated using specific service cases for EO-based monitoring of Informal Settlements/Slum Areas (SDG11), with the aim to enhance current machine-learning algorithms for the identification, delineation and further characterization of these areas. The developed framework and tools will be tested in cooperation with World Bank users and stakeholders (GWASP/GSURRP) in an ongoing internal project1 for Dhaka, Bangladesh, to demonstrate the potential and the added value of the synergies of crowdsourcing- and EO-based information to support the World Bank’s research and operational activities.
GammaCloud: Feasiblity of using S1 Terrain Flattened Gamma_0 backscatter across EO platforms The Copernicus programme driven by the European Commission (EC) in cooperation with ESA, provides unprecedented volumes of free and open Earth Observation (EO) data. The Copernicus Sentinel satellites collect data in different domains for the [...]EODC EARTH OBSERVATION DATA CENTRE FOR WATER RESOURCES MONITORING (AT)Digital Platform Servicespermanently open call, platforms, Sentinel-1The Copernicus programme driven by the European Commission (EC) in cooperation with ESA, provides unprecedented volumes of free and open Earth Observation (EO) data. The Copernicus Sentinel satellites collect data in different domains for the monitoring of atmospheric, oceanic and land processes. The immense volume of data leads to difficulties in the distribution and uptake (i.e. download) of the daily generated massive amounts of satellite data (currently approx. 12 TB per day). Therefore, a paradigm shift is necessary to move the software and respective users to the data stored in a central manner at specific data centres. To address this challenge the EC established the Copernicus DIAS (Data and Information Access Service) activity. Several hubs are developed to distribute the data to the different user communities, e.g. the Sentinel data is distributed via ESA’s Collaborative Ground Segment initiative towards national stakeholders.The main ResNet objectives are to foster collaboration, interoperability and mutualization of efforts for the exploitation of EO data. This projectt shall contribute to the ResNet by the development of a processing workflow for improved Sentinel-1 backscatter data, providing a temporal stack of analysis ready data (ARD) that can be integrated into a data cube system allowing to access the data in a spatial and temporal domain.
Geohazards Thematic Exploitation Platform The Geohazards Exploitation Platform or GEP aims to support the exploitation of satellite EO for geohazards. In particular it is a contribution to the CEOS WG Disasters to support its Seismic Hazards Pilot and terrain deformation applications of [...]TERRADUE SRL (IT)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsThe Geohazards Exploitation Platform or GEP aims to support the exploitation of satellite EO for geohazards. In particular it is a contribution to the CEOS WG Disasters to support its Seismic Hazards Pilot and terrain deformation applications of its Volcano Pilot. The geohazards platform is sourced with elements – data, tools, and processing including INSAR – relevant to the Geohazards theme and related exploitation scenarios.
Geopedia Pay-Per-Use Demonstration on Optical High-Resolution Cloud Platform The project enables the Sentinel-Hub functions for MERIS, ESA Landsat and shall validate procurement mechanisms for a cloud-based resource tier, offering bundled infrastructure (IaaS) and data services (DaaS) to the users, based at minimum on [...]SLOVENIAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR SPACE SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES (SPACE-SI) (SI)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsThe project enables the Sentinel-Hub functions for MERIS, ESA Landsat and shall validate procurement mechanisms for a cloud-based resource tier, offering bundled infrastructure (IaaS) and data services (DaaS) to the users, based at minimum on MERIS full resolution, S-2 and Landsat data, possibly extending to S-1 and S-3.
Harmonised Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 Analysis-Ready Products The project proposes an innovative prototype (pre-operational demonstration) service providing analysis-ready harmonized Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 data/products to the user for easy exploitation. The service will be embedded as a SNAP “plug in”, [...]TELESPAZIO VEGA UK LIMITED (GB)Digital Platform Servicespermanently open call, platformsThe project proposes an innovative prototype (pre-operational demonstration) service providing analysis-ready harmonized Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 data/products to the user for easy exploitation. The service will be embedded as a SNAP “plug in”, aiming to be available in the Copernicus Data and Information Access System (DIAS).
Hydrology Thematic Exploitation Platform The Hydrology TEP shall offer:
- a Community Platform: an open, collaborative and inclusive community where users can SHARE information, knowledge, algorithms, methods, tools, results, products, services.
- a Service Platform: a portal [...]
ISARDSAT S.L. (ES)Digital Platform Servicesapplications, platforms, water resourcesThe Hydrology TEP shall offer: – a Community Platform: an open, collaborative and inclusive community where users can SHARE information, knowledge, algorithms, methods, tools, results, products, services. – a Service Platform: a portal providing LARGE SCALE EO SERVICES & PRODUCTS customised for hydrology applications. Flood monitoring and small Water bodies mapping, Water quality and level, Hydrological models. – an Enhancing Platform: a workspace based on the Cloud where users can discover, access, PROCESS, UPLOAD, visualise, manipulate and compare data.
Interactive Hosted EO Processing The project demonstrated, through a proof-of-concept, that merging the concept of hosted EO data processing with GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit) and Web technologies, a solution could be created to allows users to easily exploit data in a fast [...]BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY (GB)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsThe project demonstrated, through a proof-of-concept, that merging the concept of hosted EO data processing with GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit) and Web technologies, a solution could be created to allows users to easily exploit data in a fast interactive manner via a web browser. The PoC used InSAR for demonstration with very good results, the user just having to select the AoI and the algorithm and after some seconds having a InSAR output image.
Ocean Virtual Laboratory The aimof this activity is To exploit the synergy between Sentinel instruments and other mission EO datasets together with in situ measurements in complex waters and improve scientific understanding of ocean and coastal processes and impacts.The [...]OCEANDATALAB (FR)Sciencealtimeter, carbon cycle, carbon science cluster, CryoSat, oceans, platforms, Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3The aimof this activity is To exploit the synergy between Sentinel instruments and other mission EO datasets together with in situ measurements in complex waters and improve scientific understanding of ocean and coastal processes and impacts.The main objective of the project is to develop a virtual plateform to allow oceanographers to discover the existence and then to handle jointly, in a convenient, flexible and intuitive way, the various co-located EO datasets and related model/in-situ datasets over dedicated regions of interest with a different multifacet point of view. This is first demonstrated over the Agulhas region. Developed tools shall foster the emergence of new methods prototype and products making use of the complementarity between sensors to study ocean related processes. The tool shall also provide the best possible visibility on the upcoming Sentinel1/2/3 datatakes to help plan and coordinate with field campaign. The OVL is filling the gap between Space agencies data portals that distributes specific EO data and analysis software like IDL/ENVI or Matlab that are more suitable for in-depth analysis of a given dataset. A few GIS systems such as Google Earth are able to import several data layers but very little interaction with data (apart for basic layer transparency) is possible. The project scientific committee has to ensure that the developed OVL is providing significant added value and is not duplicating existing efforts in the international community. Scientists in the consortium shall ensure that OVL is built for scientists and with a large beta-tester community and response effectiveness to satisfy most needs of a rather versatile community.
OGC Testbed 13 The activity (a thread within the OGC Testbed 13 initiative) demonstrated how an EO algorithm could be package, deployed and executed in an interoperable manner across a number of different environments.CGI IT UK LIMITED (GB)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsThe activity (a thread within the OGC Testbed 13 initiative) demonstrated how an EO algorithm could be package, deployed and executed in an interoperable manner across a number of different environments.
OGC Testbed 14 The activity (a thread within the OGC Testbed 14 initiative) builds up on the previous Testbed 13 activities by allowing the definition of more complex algoritms (worflows, i.e. multiple tasks executed in proper order) can be defined, deployed [...]CGI IT UK LIMITED (GB)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsThe activity (a thread within the OGC Testbed 14 initiative) builds up on the previous Testbed 13 activities by allowing the definition of more complex algoritms (worflows, i.e. multiple tasks executed in proper order) can be defined, deployed and executed with appropiate access control mechanisms in an interoperable manner across a number of different environments.
Platform Common Architecture The envisaged procurement will cover the activities needed to define, develop and validate a reference architecture and related implementation of a generic EO Exploitation Platform, as well as its interconnection within a Network of Resources. [...]TELESPAZIO VEGA UK LIMITED (GB)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsThe envisaged procurement will cover the activities needed to define, develop and validate a reference architecture and related implementation of a generic EO Exploitation Platform, as well as its interconnection within a Network of Resources. Initially the procurement will focus in three main domain areas (Federated Identity Management and Authentication plus Authorisation, Processing plus Production Chaining, Data Provisioning and Management plus Accounting) but these are likely to evolve as the know-how and expertise in the field evolve. The architecture and implementation is expected to be based on open standards and open source.The initial procurement will select the prime contractor and the end-to-end system team; who will subsequently select subcontractors for the different domain areas and the operations team.
POINTOUT (Automatic Target Detection in Planet Imagery) Traditional empirical and analytical Earth Observation (EO) algorithms retrieving physical parameters are getting to a fundamental change where learning algorithms without any prior background will be able to set themselves through the ingestion [...]STARLAB BARCELONA SL (ES)Enterpriseartificial intelligence, permanently open call, platformsTraditional empirical and analytical Earth Observation (EO) algorithms retrieving physical parameters are getting to a fundamental change where learning algorithms without any prior background will be able to set themselves through the ingestion of Inputs/Outputs training datasets. Nowadays, Deep Learning (DL) networks among many other Machine Learning (ML) techniques are accurate enough, and computation technology is available to run such models. One of the key issue of such approach is the availability of massive or, large enough, reference datasets to train the models. As the models learn from the available data within the training datasets, if the size of such dataset is relatively small, the models learn very specific features that do not allow o generalize to any input data due to the lack of representativeness of the training dataset. This project addresses this issue in the context of a specific ML application, ie target/feature detection. The main goals are (1) to develop a PLATFORM to build and share collaborative training datasets for combined EO/ML communities, and (2) to implement a generic ML algorithm to detect targets in EO scenes for expert and/or non-expert users online
Polar Thematic Exploitation Platform The Polar Thematic Exploitation Platform provides a complete working environment where users can access algorithms and data remotely, providing computing resources and tools that they might not otherwise have, avoiding the need to download and [...]POLAR VIEW EARTH OBSERVATION LTD (GB)Digital Platform Servicesapplications, cryosphere, platformsThe Polar Thematic Exploitation Platform provides a complete working environment where users can access algorithms and data remotely, providing computing resources and tools that they might not otherwise have, avoiding the need to download and manage large volumes of data. This new approach removes the need to transfer large Earth Observation data sets around the world, while increasing the analytical power available to researchers and operational service providers. Earth Observation is especially import in the polar regions at a time when climate change is having a profound impact and excitement about new economic opportunities is driving increased attention and traffic, resulting in concerns about the state of the region’s delicate ecosystems. Developing tools to model, understand and monitor these changes is vitally important in order to better predict and mitigate the resulting global economic and environmental consequences. Polar TEP provides new ways to exploit EO data for research scientists, industry, operational service providers, regional authorities and in support of policy development.
Proba-V Mission Exploitation Platform – Third-Party Services The project shall demonstrate the MEP platform capabilities (in terms of infrastructure and vegetation product access) with a number of identifies pilot users (scientists and industry) giving them the opportunity to prototype potential tools and [...]VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK VITO (BE)Digital Platform ServicesplatformsThe project shall demonstrate the MEP platform capabilities (in terms of infrastructure and vegetation product access) with a number of identifies pilot users (scientists and industry) giving them the opportunity to prototype potential tools and services.
SatHound: Multi-object detection solution based on artificial intelligence for non-expert EO users SatHound is a solution to allow non-technical users configuring and executing multi-object detection processes over satellite images, based on deep learning technologies providing the following features:

Two modes of operation in a clean [...]
THALES ALENIA SPACE ESPANA (ES)Enterprisepermanently open call, platformsSatHound is a solution to allow non-technical users configuring and executing multi-object detection processes over satellite images, based on deep learning technologies providing the following features: Two modes of operation in a clean and powerful user interface with Web-GIS capabilities: The training mode is used for teaching the system how to recognize new objects or to improve previous trainings with new examples. No more training datasets to be shared! This is a user-driven training mode, allowing to define unlimited detection targets. The hound mode is used for searching target objects on different map areas using already acquired knowledge. Batch training lets the user to continue using the hound mode while a SatHound improves it cognitive functions in background. Training status can be consulted at any time. Models are trained incrementally providing fast trainings and the possibility to roll-back to previous knowledge status in case of a wrong training. REST API for integrating with other systems. This lets external systems to scan geographic areas using the hound mode as you would do using the user interface. On-premise, Hybrid or Cloud deployment capabilities. The scalable architecture lets you scale-out the whole application for high availability or heavy load scenarios A local catalogue for hosting the satellite data products used in the searches.
Sentinel Hub for Network of Resources Sentinel Hub services are operational services running on several platforms (AWS EU-Frankfurt, AWS US-West, Creodias, Onda and Mundi web services), providing seamless access to various satellite missions over web service API. They are used by [...]SINERGISE LTD. (SI)Digital Platform Servicespermanently open call, platforms, scienceSentinel Hub services are operational services running on several platforms (AWS EU-Frankfurt, AWS US-West, Creodias, Onda and Mundi web services), providing seamless access to various satellite missions over web service API. They are used by thousands of users (free and payable) all over the world and two million requests are processed on average every single day. Two freely accessible web applications are operated within Sentinel Hub suite – Sentinel Playground, easy-to-use Google Maps-like web client and EO Browser providing a more advanced access to various data-sets supported by Sentinel Hub services. Various advanced features are available as well – export to GeoTiff, statistical analysis, time-lapse generation, custom scripting, etc. This project foresees an upgrade Sentinel Hub services to make them ready for integration in Network of Resources, including: • User management (authentication and integration with EDUGAIN to make the access available to tens of thousands of Open Science Cloud users without additional registration) • Integration of Sentinel Hub services on the back-end level (to increase system performance, availability, and efficiently exploit separate deployments) • Security • Data fusion to make it possible to combine data from different missions in the same custom script, also adding further attributes (sun angle, quality, projections, etc..) • Upgrade of Python libraries and Web clients to support all above-mentioned new features
Technology and atmospheric mission platform – OPerations (TOP) The proposed atmospheric mission platform has the twofold aim of demonstrating that (1) multiple data sources (the "data triangle" namely satellite-based products, numerical model output, and ground measurements) can be simultaneously exploited [...]SISTEMA GMBH (AT)Digital Platform Servicesatmosphere science cluster, permanently open call, platforms, scienceThe proposed atmospheric mission platform has the twofold aim of demonstrating that (1) multiple data sources (the “data triangle” namely satellite-based products, numerical model output, and ground measurements) can be simultaneously exploited by users (mainly scientists), and (2) a fully Virtual Research Environment that allows avoiding the download of all data locally, and retrieving only the processing results is the optimal solution.
Triple-A For Exploitation Platforms The project targets a pre-operational demonstration of a Triple-A system (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) for Exploitation Platforms using modern standards such as Open ID Connect (OIDC) and User Managed Access (UMA) based on open [...]DEIMOS SPACE S.L.U (ES)Digital Platform Servicespermanently open call, platformsThe project targets a pre-operational demonstration of a Triple-A system (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) for Exploitation Platforms using modern standards such as Open ID Connect (OIDC) and User Managed Access (UMA) based on open source technologies.The proposed solution addresses significant gaps on current Authentication, Authorization and Accounting services made available to science users and application developers on exploitation platforms.
Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform The Urban TEP project shall build up an environment expected to function as:
- Enabling technology,
Technical: Linking big data, IT-infrastructures, processing and analysis solutions;
Thematic: Provision of standardised, new, and tailored [...]
DLR – GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTER (DE)Digital Platform Servicesapplications, platforms, urbanThe Urban TEP project shall build up an environment expected to function as: – Enabling technology, Technical: Linking big data, IT-infrastructures, processing and analysis solutions; Thematic: Provision of standardised, new, and tailored products and services; Societal: Improving access to and distribution of data, methods and information. – Instrument to gain of knowledge on the urban system: Contribution to close gaps in earth system science; Increased efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of functions and services in policy, planning, economy, and science). – Market place of ideas and driver of innovation; – Access point for and network of stakeholders and experts; – Seed point for the animation of new user communities outside EO/geo-sector.