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!
On the occasion of the ACRS2019, the H2020 EOPEN Project has been the focus of dedicated sessions in which it has been presented and a live platform demonstration has been given; some stakeholders and a member of the EOPEN external advisory board were also present, showing their overall appreciation and enlivening the discussion. The Korea University deserves a special thank from the Team for the excellent support provided onsite, resulting to an effective overview of the EOPEN platform and benefits. A big thank you is also worth to Sundosoft for their generous hospitality.
The H2020 Earth Observation Big Data Hackathon is a joint event organised by five EU-funded Horizon 2020 projects that are developing cutting-edge software to process large amounts of Earth Observation (EO) data. By joining this Hackathon, you will have the opportunity to learn about and gain hands-on experience with various innovative EO solutions being explored by the following five projects: the EOPEN platform, the BETTER Data Pipelines, the CANDELA platform, OpenEO API, and PerceptiveSentinel's EO-LEARN Python library. Except of travel arrangements, the event is completely free. Read more information about the event on the EUROPA website or Register now! Also you can watch the following webinar and get informed about EOPEN! [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://eopen-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/EOPEN-Webinar-October-2019.mp4"][/video]
This week the EOPEN project had a double presence in Frascati, Italy! The 2nd technical meeting was hosted by SERCO, while Space Applications hold a booth during the PhiWeek at ESA, communicating EOPEN to the attendees.
The second EOPEN Plenary meeting was held on 16-17 May 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Among other topics, the first prototype of the EOPEN platform was demonstrated.
The first issue of the EOPEN newsletter is published online! Learn more about the project and its consortium. Read about its success story and mention in the press. Get informed about participation in coferences and upcoming events. Read here
The first EOPEN Technical meeting was held on 26-27 February 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany. Fruitful conversations between technical partners and comments from end user partners have been proven really valuable for the progress of the EOPEN platform integration!
An EOPEN AI functionality was presented in ESA Big Data from Space 2019 (BiDS'19) conference in Munich!
From 18 to 21 September, the European Commission, The Netherlands and Belgium held the 2018 edition of the INSPIRE conference in Antwerp, Belgium. EOPEN participated with a poster session. Discussions with other poster representatives was useful revealing that we should where public authorities are involved providing services (e.g. Flood warning) consider how Inspire should be addressed. Some contacts were made and will be followed up. There were a number of sessions on innovation. One session presented the Fun Space 2.0 initiative. This initiative approaches users of EO from the non-EO point of view with students discussing problems with users and then discussing with a team of EO experts (industry support) to investigate how EO could help. Discussions were also held with the initiators of the Phi-Unet: European Network of…
CERTH-ITI team had the best performing visual and fusion method and the second overall score among all teams in MediaEval18 - Multimedia Satellite Task. Analysis of social media images and fusion of textual and visual information on a very ambiguous test collection using the team's DCNN architecture led to this success in flood evidence recognition and road passability estimation.