The lush landscapes of Ireland, Great Britain and northern France are pictured in this rare cloud-free view, acquired by Envisat on 28 March 2012. Credit: ESA.
Scalable cloud-based data processing is the future of Earth Observation due to the large volumes of data being generated by satellite-based instruments, remote sensing tools and onsite observations. In particular, as the Sentinel family of satellites grows during the first half of the 21st century, data volumes will increase on a daily basis.
With this in mind, Parameter Space is leading a pathfinder project leading to the development of a regional exploitation platform for the Atlantic region, called EO4Atlantic. The platform will enable the development of customized information services on a cloud-based high performance system within a collaborative environment.
The aim of the project is to build a prototype web-based platform which would incorporate software tools that are useful to users of Earth Observation data. This will allow users to make use of existing available software or upload their own tools, to analyse large data sets in a high-performance capacity, without the requirement for large volumes of data transfer.
The consortium is composed of Parameter Space, iGeotec, Techworks Marine and Treemetrics. Each SME is developing a proof of concept service to be incorporated into the platform.
Details on the platform operation and user interface are here.
The user guide on developing services for the platform is here.
Parameter Space would like to hear from all interested stakeholders, in Ireland and along the Atlantic coast (e.g. UK, Spain, Portugal, France). If you are interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.