"Eureka Meets the Atlantic"
EUREKA MEETS THE ATLANTIC focuses on the promotion of entities which bring about disruptive innovation aligned with the sustainable development goals.
March 29, 2022
Massive Earth Observation (EO) data that is not fully harnessed
The Earth Observation (EO) industry was set off with the upstream sector with deployment of satellites. The numerous constellations that have been orbiting the Earth to send back products continue to expand. This is great news for data generation because, the more diverse and massive the data, the higher the likelihood to get valuable insights.
But most of the EO data generated is not fully harnessed.
This challenge is posed by the massive nature of the EO data and the technical capacity to easily distribute it.
There are numerous societal benefits from Earth observation data; change detection, situational analysis and predictions. The faster more people can access the data, the easier it will be to put it to use. Gisaïa leverages its expertise in geo big data analytics to accelerate the promotion and valorisation of EO data.
Eureka Meets the Atlantic for wider Copernicus data applications
The “Eureka meets the Atlantic” seeks to advance the European Commission agreement to promote the use of Copernicus images and products generated, for positive impact in various sectors, such as agriculture, forestry, resource optimisation or infrastructure management.
At Gisaïa we have shown diverse use of Copernicus data using our ARLAS framework, a solution that facilitates rapid development of geoanalytics platforms for various use cases.
So, when the Portugal Space Agency put out a call for applications for Startup and SMEs to be part of the entourage going to Rio de Janeiro for the third round of Eureka Meets the Atlantic, we were excited to apply and be chosen among the ten companies on this mission. We will be among Spotlite, Agroinsider, Eyecon Group, Bold Robotics and Spin Works (Portugal), Sentinel Hub (Austria), World From Space (Czech Republic), Lelieur BV (Belgium) and Terradue (Italy) and Gisaia from France.
We use this opportunity to advance our goal to make the massive EO data, including Copernicus data; reachable, exporable and valued. The third Eureka meets the Atlantic will focus on how innovation based on Earth Observation (EO) can be disruptive in the current status quo of the blue economy.
Brazil Earth observation data industry
Brazil is an Earth Observation innovation leader in Latin America. In over 50 years of Earth observation activities, it has shown positive growth in both technological advancement and the societal benefits derived from EO investments. Also, Brazil evolving space governance measures and policies for revamping the country’s space program fosters confidence in their long-term investment in Earth Observation innovations.
Our solutions align with Brazil’s Earth observation sector’s quest to accelerate the EO downstream market for societal benefits, evidenced in their high investment in EO educational programs and innovation like the recent launch of AMAZONIA-1. The EO downstream ecosystem top drivers in Brazil are environmental and resources monitoring, change detection among others.
Brazilian EO sector players thus require solutions that easily facilitate multi-data sources for analytics which we provide. They need to consult data or diverse dimensions and from different sources for deeper insights. ARLAS framework eliminates any challenges linked to silos by merging the data regardless of their dimensions. This provides a powerful tool that will help the Brazilian EO stakeholders to quickly explore Copernicus data and others.
Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, present in over 45 countries.
If you are part of the Brazil Earth Observation sector, you can register here to attend the event where our representative will be happy to meet you.
Our team is also available to provide a demonstration of how our solutions can help you go further, faster.