Author Archives: Sara

(Big) Data Fusion

Copernicus programme, the largest single  Earth Observation program to date is delivering an unprecedented wealth of data imagery. In fact, during the ESA Earth Observation Φ-week, the director of ESA Earth Observation programmes Josef Aschabacher, announced that Sentinel missions...

Archaeology, Machine Learning and the power of Crowdsou...

Archaeological Prospection using Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning Research is underway on the combined use of crowdsourcing and machine learning with EO data to systematically detect buried archaeological structures. Crowdsourcing is initially used to create labelled data, taking...

Artificial Intelligence: European R&D Strategies

All over Europe, governmental strategies and development plans have been set to stimulate and promote R&D for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the solutions it provides. At present, six countries have officially presented their AI strategy, as well...

Tools: The Open SAR Toolkit

The Open SAR Toolkit – the API for SAR processing There is a need for higher level processing software of SAR datasets for developers that don’t have deep remote sensing or signal processing backgrounds to still do...

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Case Study: SWARM data analysis for precursor assessmen...

SWARM analysis using a data-driven approach Machine Learning During a three month research sprint, an analysis of SWARM data was carried out to support existing activities which aim to identify possible earthquake precursors. To maintain an unbiased...

Case study: mapping global palm (oil) plantations

Palm oil is nowadays the most common vegetable oil used globally. As the demand grows, the expansion of palm oil plantations in the tropical regions will remain one of the main drivers of deforestation, having a considerable...

Case Study: Computer vision & food security issues

How images of cats and dogs can help solving food security issues? Current development in Artificial intelligence shows the strong ability of computers to learn information about our world. One of the most applicable methods artificial intelligence...

Phi-Lab GitHub

Phi-Lab is on GitHub! You can now access, host and review code – and join us on moving ideas forward. Phi-Lab is on GitHub to enable access and collaboration on working through Earth Observation-related challenge together.To access...

ESA’s Φ-week

  The European Space Agency (ESA) is organizing a Φ-week event focusing on EO Open Science  and FutureEO – to review the latest developments in Open Science trends and kick-start innovative activities of the recently created Φ-department looking at FutureEO, and its associated...

2nd Call for UK InCubed Proposals

Applications open UK organisations interested in submitting a proposal to InCubed must submit a completed application form by email to the UK Space Agency Earth Observation Team at UKSAEOT@ukspaceagency.gov.uk by 5PM Friday 17th August 2018, in order to be considered in this round of evaluations by the Agency; applications received after this time will not be considered in this round. Following evaluation of the submitted proposals, organisations can expect to be contacted mid-September regarding whether they have been successful and they may proceed with submission of an outline proposal to ESA. In this round of evaluations UKSA expects to select one or two proposals, allocating a total investment of around 1.5MEUR to the co-funded...