EU's Call for Proposals: Designing Earth observation services and products of the future, building on GEOSS and Copernicus assets
Actions should deliver solutions addressing citizens' needs and contributing to the development of new markets of products and services through integrating EO data and information, e.g. from GEOSS and Copernicus, with other data sources. These products and services should incorporate assimilation techniques and interoperability best practices, automation, systemization and integrated web-based services, and be brought – at least – into pre-operational service provision, going beyond the demonstration phase. Activities are expected to focus on Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) 5 to 7 and to be developed in close coordination with EuroGEOSS.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU from between EUR 2 million and EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
The project results are expected to contribute to:
- effective engagement of the European commercial sector within EuroGEOSS;
- new commercial products and services using GEOSS and Copernicus data and services;
- capacity building among current and potential developers of commercial products;
- demonstrated capability and reliability of novel EO products and services through the whole value chain;
- mobilising the most dynamic actors of the European commercial sector, developing new EO-derived mass markets and increasing cross-domain exploitation of EO data.
Illustration Photo: Farmers call on the latest satellite data using a service called TalkingFields to get the best from their land whilst minimising the environmental cost. Satellite data that are globally available are fine-tuned to the needs of farmers by Vista in Germany. They combine optical satellite imagery with information from ground sensors, satnav and sophisticated crop growth models to enable precision farming on a local scale. Copyright Vista GmbH