Visit the @ESA_EO booth at #IGARSS2021 to learn about the Rapid Action on Covid-19 and Earth Observation (RACE) initiative of @ESA_EO and @defis_EU. Join the RACE Challenges to build solutions for covid-19 impact assessment and win up to 20kEUR. https://eo4society.esa.int/race-dashboard-challenges-2021/ #eodash
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.
https://race.esa.int is the Rapid Action coronavirus Earth observation Dashboard presents the results of the joint cooperation between ESA and the European Commission on Covid 19 and EO. The software powering the Dashboard is implemented, maintained, and operated by the Euro Data Cube (EDC) consortium as Open Source software.
In twenty years, mini-satellites moved from a mere concept to full deployment of 100+ sat constellations. This game-changing technology enables an age of application-driven and data-driven missions, called the New Space era. As data from space is cheaper and more easily and frequently available, it unleashes the power of Earth observation (EO), especially if combined with new digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, and enables creating new businesses and services. It also raises new questions to take the best of this EO data flood.
In practice, the special event will consist of short presentations of several players of the New Space industry, operators of satellite constellations and data processing companies, followed by a round table on the challenges and opportunities of this EO data stream.