Baltic Satellite Service (LV)
The goal of the EO-BALP project is to develop a cloud service platform for Earth Observation (EO) data access and processing and provide six different applications that will demonstrate the practical use of satellite data in different domains:
To achieve the technical goals, the initial phase of the project will gather business and functionality requirements from potential end users of the platform, who will also be involved in testing and validating the applications. Currently, various organizations from all Baltic countries have shown their interest in the project and in the possibility of using satellite data, such as the cities of Tallinn and Riga, the Environmental Protection Agency under Ministry of Environment of Lithuania, the Klaipeda State Seaport Authority, the Latvian State Forest Service, the Latvian Peat Association, the Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology and many others.
The new EO-BALP platform is planned to be designed in such a way that it can be easily used by users without specific knowledge and also by professionals in the field. The EO platform will enable all participating stakeholders in the three Baltic countries to deploy, operate and deliver EO-based services to national governments and institutions. The platform will therefore support activities allowing users to discover and select data, pre-existing processing services, EO based services, products and applications, visualize and analyze them or select and apply data manipulation tools to the result. The Platform will also allow users to discover and select data samples and software components, upload and validate applications and deploy them on the platform for use also by other users. Users will be able to authenticate, upload and deploy a new application software, discover and select data, process the data and eventually publish the resulting product.
In addition, the interoperability of EO Platform with existing e-government platforms will be ensured, by: