The final review of the EOPEN project was held online on December 3, 2020. The team presented the overall achievements of the project as well as the synergies with other H2020 projects, and received really positive feedback from the project officer and the reviewer. Unfortunately due to the pandemic situation, the team did not have the chance to travel and conclude the project in person, but here is a nice screenshot of the teleconference :)
EOPEN project's work has been presented in the article "Harnessing the power of earth observations" at the European Research journal (EuRJ). Read the PDF here: https://eopen-project.eu/eu-research-article/ or read below on Issuu:
As one of the five projects that have been selected under the topic 'EO-2-2017: EO Big Data Shift' and are due to end soon, EOPEN will present its developed innovative solutions at European Commission's workshop on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Earth Observation (EO), on 19-20 November. The two-day workshop will present the results of the five projects as well as introduce four new research projects funded under the Horizon 2020 Space Programme and it will be live broadcasted. Register now and see the full agenda and the links to the live broadcast here.
A joint exercise will be supported by Fraunhofer IAIS (BETTER project) and MKLab ITI-CERTH (EOPEN project) in the final BETTER Hackathon. This step-by-step exercise will involve the conversion of Tweets to RDF for ingestion by SANSA for semantic geo-clustering and visualization. We invite students, software developers, data scientists, EO-developers, or anyone with interest in EO and semantic interoperability topics to participate. Date & Time: 29 October 1:30pm – 5:30pm CET Register for this exercise here
The EOPEN project will be present at this year's ESA EO PhiWeek virtual event! EOPEN is hosting a side event on October 1st, 09:30 - 11:00 CEST, which will present the project's achievements and also include a live panel discussion about the Digital Twin Earth challenge and how EOPEN assesses it. Moreover, an e-Poster about EOPEN will be available online during the week with the opportunity to speak with members of the EOPEN project team. You can preview the e-poster here: https://eopen-project.eu/phi-week-2020/ In order to participate to PhiWeek, please register till today at https://phiweek.esa.int/registration!
This week two brand new videos have been published in the project's website that present the many capabilities of the EOPEN system! You can now watch the EOPEN Developer Portal Walkthrough [video width="1440" height="1080" mp4="https://eopen-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/EOPEN-Developer-Portal-Walkthrough.mp4"][/video] or the EOPEN User Portal Presentation [video width="1440" height="1080" mp4="https://eopen-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/EOPEN-User-Portal-Presentation.mp4"][/video]
EOPEN’s CERTH-ITI MKLab participates and contributes actively in the Security Research Rapid Response Platform and the efforts to combat COVID19 by developing a web-based application to monitor, analyse and visualise social media posts related to the Coronavirus pandemic, exploiting the technologies that have been implemented in the EOPEN project. The Social Media Visualisation Tool focuses on the region of Italy, collecting tweets with the hashtags #covid19Italy and #covid19italia, geo-localising them, and extracting visual concepts from their images. The outcomes of the analysis are propagated and visualised to a user-friendly and interactive interface, facilitating civil protection authorities and other stakeholders from the health sector to monitor and extract valuable and actionable information concerning the evolution of COVID19 outbreak. Please try the online demo here
After a successful second review, EOPEN has invited the members of its External Advisory Board to attend an online seminar on April 28, 2020. The video teleconference included a presentation of the project's progress and a live demonstration of the developed platform. The questions and comments made by the Board are of great importance towards the improvement of EOPEN. If you wish to view the seminar's presentation, click on the following file: [ichcpt id="637"]
EOPEN's CERTH-ITI MKLab team participated and succeeded to place second among thirteen teams in the first Copernicus Thessaloniki Hackathon, organised by Draxis environmental company from 29/11 to 01/12! Using the motto “Sustainable solutions for a sustainable way of living”, the Copernicus Thessaloniki Hackathon invited participants to think and build a prototype using Space Data & Earth Observation Services. Inspired by the EOPEN framework, MKLab team proposed a decision support system, named “Sack of Sand”, which monitors floods by analysing satellite images and social media data. The idea, which was praised for its clear concept, and the live demonstration of a system developed during the Hackathon resulted to winning the second prize!