Posts tagged as earth observation

Second SpaceDataHighway satellite successfully launched

The EDRS-C satellite, the second node of the SpaceDataHighway network (also known as the European Data Relay System (EDRS)), has been successfully launched into geostationary orbit at 31° East. After testing, it will double transmission capacity of the system in order to serve two observation satellites simultaneously and provide redundant back-up for the SpaceDataHighway. This […]

AI platform launches paid plans

To make the benefits of artificial intelligence accessible to everyone, Picterra developed an online platform that allows users without machine-learning or programming expertise to plug AI into their image analysis and geospatial analytics workflow. What started in June 2018 as a beta version of an AI-powered image analysis platform, turned into a geospatial analytics hub […]

Earth observation start-up challenge takes on sustainable development

The UN Sustainable Development Goals can only be achieved with reliable, up-to-date information, much of which come from satellites. Copernicus, Europe’s earth observation programme, provides open access to data for the development of solutions in a wide variety of domains. The reliability and free access of the data holds great potential for the creation of […]

Spectrum is crucial for space-based earth observation

Climate change and growing exploitation of the earth’s natural resources is leading to a range of environmental problems that require international action. If humanity is going to respond effectively, many of the solutions will be informed by global monitoring of the environment, including the use of space assets. Indeed, space sensing observation is essential to […]

Greenhouse gas data becomes available online

The World Data Centre for Greenhouse Gases (WDCGG) of the World Meteorological Organisation has been operated since 1990 by the Japan Meteorological Agency. As the only world data centre specialising in greenhouse gases, it serves to collect, archive and distribute data on such gases (e.g. CO2, CH4, CFCs and N2O) and other related gases (such […]

Collaboration offers applicants cloud services for earth observation

The new collaboration between the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers GEO member agencies and research organisations from developing countries access to cloud services to help with the hosting, processing and analysis of big data about the earth to inform decisions for sustainable development. Eligible government agencies and research institutions […]

Build custom AI models for object detection

Picterra introduced the custom detector, a tool that allows users of its online platform to build their own artificial intelligence model to detect objects in aerial and satellite images. Without any previous machine learning experience, the new tool allows users to create their own AI detection model and train it to identify their specific objects […]

Hackathon to test earth observation data processing capabilities

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Earth Observation Exploitation Platform Hackathon 2018 will test the readiness of new, interoperable cloud-deployment architectures for processing of earth observation data. The hackathon aims to demonstrate that the Testbed-13 results, described in the consortium’s engineering reports, are fit for purpose. With the reports outlining several options, this hackathon will identify […]

Supporting earth observation policy and coordination

The earth observations field is evolving, driven by the emergence of a more diverse and capable commercial sector, activities being pursued by emerging space nations, and the emergence of issues that cross communities within the space sector. Given this, it is imperative that new activities be coordinated to support space sustainability. The above trends are […]