On 19-20 November, the European Commission hosted a workshop on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Earth Observation (EO).
The two-day workshop presented nine research projects on big data and artificial intelligence for Copernicus and Earth Observation, funded under the Horizon 2020 Space Programme.
It presented the results of the five projects selected under the topic ‘EO-2-2017: EO Big Data Shift’.
The workshop also introduced three new projects selected under the topic ‘DT-SPACE-25-EO-2020: Big data technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Copernicus’. Additionally, there was one project selected under the topic ‘LC-SPACE-18-EO-2020 Copernicus evolution: Research activities in support of the evolution of the Copernicus services’ subtopic ‘Copernicus Land Monitoring Service’.
The workshop provided the chance to learn about innovative EO solutions developed by the projects: the BETTER Data Pipelines, the CANDELA platform, the EOPEN platform, OpenEO’s API, and PerceptiveSentinel's EO-LEARN Python library. It also provided an insight into what the new projects hope to achieve: CALLISTO’s highly interoperable Big Data platform, the DeepCube Platform for analytics and AI, GEM’s AI-enhanced EO-LEARN framework and RapidAI4EO’s improved AI processes and training datasets for land monitoring applications.
Presentations and Event Recordings
Access the REA’s introduction presentation.
Watch the event recording for day 1.
Watch the event recording for day 2.
Access the presentation slides for each project:
- 19 November: 09.00 - 09.10 (Europe/Brussels)
Welcome – REA
- 19 November: 09.10 - 09.30
EO Big Data and AI in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe - EC DG DEFIS
- 19 November: 09.30 - 10.30
OpenEO – a common, open source interface between Earth Observation data infrastructures and front-end applications
- 19 November: 10.30 - 10.40
- 19 November: 10.40 - 11.40
CANDELA – Copernicus Access Platform Intermediate Layers Small Scale Demonstrator
- 19 November: 11.40 - 12.40
PerceptiveSentinel – BIG DATA knowledge extraction and re-creation platform
- 19 November: 12.40 - 13.00
GEM – Global Earth Monitor
- 20 November: 09.00 - 09.10
Welcome – REA
- 20 November: 09.10 - 10.10
EOPEN – opEn interOperable Platform for unified access and analysis of Earth observatioN data
- 20 November: 10.10 - 10.30
CALLISTO – Copernicus Artificial Intelligence Services and data fusion with other distributed data sources and processing at the edge to support DIAS and HPC infrastructures
- 20 November: 10.30 - 10.50
DeepCube – Explainable AI Pipelines for Big Copernicus Data
- 20 November: 10.50 - 11.10
- 20 November: 11.10 - 12.10
BETTER – Big-data Earth Observation Technology and Tools Enhancing Research and development
- 20 November: 12.10 - 12.30
RapidAI4EO – Advancing the State-of-the-Art for Rapid and Continuous Land Monitoring
- 20 November: 12.30 - 13.00