Articles filled under: Copernicus

Articles filled under: Copernicus

Free and open satellite data: private companies join in the game 9 December, 2015 | Author: Massimo Zotti | | tags: Copernicus, Big Data, Open Data, Open Access, Satellite Data Free and open satellite data: private companies join in the game© 2015 PLANET LABS INC

When it comes to satellite data, open data policies have come to be expected and welcome from public entities. However, a private satellite data provider going for the same policy will make some noise and raise some eyebrows. Surely the very point of such companies is to make money from selling such data, not giving them away for free. And yet…

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The Climate Change Data Challenge – open innovation for the COP21 28 August, 2015 | | tags: Copernicus, Sentinels, climate change, COP21, Big Data, Open Innovation The Climate Change Data Challenge – open innovation for the COP21

2015 is the year France will host the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). The expected results of the C3 initiative – that is, innovative applications relying on data and emerging from the collective intelligence of citizens, companies, start-ups, civil society, students – will feed into the COP21. As far as initiatives of this kind go, C3 is exemplary in making climate change, but also innovation, everyone’s business.

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Sentinels & SMEs: threats and opportunities 19 September, 2014 | | tags: Copernicus, SMEs, governance, Sentinel, downstream services Sentinels & SMEs: threats and opportunities©Vaitkus

Dr. Gediminas Vaitkus is the owner of Geomatrix UAB, a small Lithuanian company that has successfully participated in the development of Copernicus core services. It specialises in automated geospatial data processing. Now that the Sentinels are being launched, we asked Dr. Vaitkus about his point of view on the prospects the Sentinels bring for small and medium businesses.

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Sentinels launch: what next? 10 June, 2014 | | tags: Copernicus, Sentinels, users Sentinels launch: what next?

[...] 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?... [...]

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