The Galileo.Copernicus Challenge is looking for solutions that help to make our world safer and sustainable by using Earth observation data combined with Galileo/EGNOS georeferenced data.
Synergies between Galileo/EGNOS and Copernicus open up new horizons for commercial and societal benefits by stimulating the development of innovative digital services and thus economic growth. Copernicus offers information services based on satellite Earth observation (EO) data and modelling for atmosphere, marine, land, climate change and emergency monitoring. Combined with Galileo/EGNOS georeferenced data, information with high temporal and spatial resolution, high availability and quality can be produced. Monitoring and tracking assets, goods, transport, and energy on a global level will thus be even more accurate and informative. This reflects the demands of a digital industry and society worldwide.
Today, ships, cars, tractors, drones and aeroplanes are “running, floating, moving and flying sensor systems” that collect vast amounts of location-based information about themselves and their surroundings. EO data and services in combination with this location-based information will generate terabytes of new data, which needs to be evaluated and combined intelligently and as efficiently as possible. Services based on such data should lead to more secure, faster and cost-effective planning and decision-making.
Participants (e.g. startups, research centres, universities) are encouraged to submit solutions related to all market segments, including location-based services (LBS), the Internet of Things (IoT), smart mobility and smart cities, aviation, drones, waterborne applications, renewable energy, digital farming, search and rescue, and disaster management.
Application Deadline: midday (11:59 a.m. CEST) on July 31st, 2019
Source: Galileo Masters
Illustration Photo: Border Surveillance Drone operated by U.S. Customs Border Patrol (credits: Jonathan Cutrer / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))