This article illustrates how space-enabled solutions contribute their share in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and shows what satellite data tell us about this extraordinary crisis situation.
e-shape (EuroGEOSS Showcases: Applications Powered by Europe) - a new project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme gathering 54 consortium members kicked off to deliver a suite of Earth Observation services to EU citizens, researchers, businesses and policy makers through the implementation of 27 pilot projects spanning 7 thematic areas aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Many obvious geographic data user networks need, access, manipulate and use Big Data, but satellite data still lags behind in the mix. Hopefully, some things are about to change! We showed some examples during the latest round table organised in cooperation with ROSA, ESA and the EC.
[...] And so the real challenge ahead lies not in launching the additional Sentinel satellites – though that is a feat in itself of course. The real challenge is in how well connected and “irrigated” the downstream value-added chain is. Is everyone in place for the chain to work out?... [...]