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The poster presents an overview of the EOPEN project (H2020-776019) funded by the European Commission. Details can be found on the project website:
Supported by: H2020-776019-EOPEN
The H2020-EO EOPEN project
Guido Vingione1, Laurence Marzell1, Enrico Cadau1, Ilias Gialampoukidis2, Stefanos Vrochidis2, Ioannis
Kompatsiaris2, Bernard Valentin3, Matthieu Melcot3, Leslie Gale3, Woo-Kyun Lee4, Seong-Woo Jeon4,
Wona Lee4, Michael Gienger5 , Dennis Hoppe5, Charalampos Kontoes6, Ioannis Papoutsis6, Michele
Ferri7, Francesco Baruffi7, Jaeyoung Yoon8, Hoonjoo Yoon8, Ari Karppinen9, Ari-Matti Harri9
1Serco S.p.A., 2Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, 3Space
Applications Services NV/SA, 4Korea University Environmental GIS/RS Centre, 5University of Stuttgart High
Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, 6National Observatory of Athens, 7Distretto delle Alpi Orientali,
8Sundosoft Limited, 9Finnish Meteorological Institute
Presenter: Ilias Gialampoukidis
Project Coordinator: Guido Vingione
Flood risk assessment and prevention
Data and services derived from space systems, including satellite images, geo-positioning information and satellite communications, contribute to a
number of public policies and economic sectors (e.g. environmental protection, transport safety, precision farming, urban and regional planning, etc.)
Copernicus data has already paved the way to monitor changes on Earth, using Sentinel data, aiming at efficient land, atmosphere, marine and climate
change monitoring and emergency management
Big Data technologies for Copernicus user scenarios are needed to tackle the technical barriers arising from the massive streams of EO data
Ensure scalability of the data standardisation, fusion and exchange methods, combining also non-EO data and metadata annotation
Combine mature ICT solutions and scalable processing techniques building on top of European HPC infrastructure
Ensure DIAS portability
Field demonstrations in real use case scenarios supported by user representatives
Optimise the use of EO imagery by non-traditional user
communities to meet societal challenges.
Make access to the EO imagery easy and user friendly through
scalable dissemination and exploitation software based on
international standards.
Establish interoperable access to facilities to all EU Member
States linking and networking data and processioning
Allow public and commercial users to interact with and serve
their user base without deploying their own storage and
processing facilities.
Assist preparedness, prevention and response in natural
disasters and consequences of climate change, using EO
imagery, meteo data, text, image and social media posts.
The overall objective of EOPEN is to provide a platform targeting non-expert
EO data users (non-traditional user communities), experts and the SME
community that reveals and makes Copernicus data and services easy to use
for Big Data applications by providing EO data analytics services, decision
making and infrastructure to support the Big Data processing life-cycle
allowing the chaining of value adding activities across multiple platforms.
Food Security through EO datasets
Monitoring climate change through EO datasets
User-friendly, online visualization and analysis tools to investigate
regional climate change trends
Special emphasis on the Arctic change (target area is Finland)
Satellite and ground-based data on atmospheric temperature and snow cover
Use of social media possible at least for snow cover observations (e.g., photos)
Data collection from multiple and heterogeneous sources
Knowledge discovery and content extraction
Semantic representation and linking of data for decision making
Report generation and analytics at the EO product and the user level
Joint Decision and Information Governance (JDIG) architecture