In addition to using Copernicus data and other Earth observation satellite data, participants are encouraged to supplement their ideas with other sources of data, such as information generated by crowd-sourcing, social media or in-situ measurements.
DLR is looking for innovative ideas that use Earth observation data to drive the sustainable management of our limited natural resources and foster human well-being. In addition to using Copernicus data and other Earth observation satellite data, participants are encouraged to supplement their ideas with other sources of data, such as information generated by crowd-sourcing, social media or in-situ measurements. Ideas should support professionals working in these areas, inform the public, or empower public authorities to take action and solve issues on a local, national, or global scale.
Areas of particular interest to DLR are:
Environmental Management: Identifying environmental issues and managing natural resources
Sustainable Resource Management: Monitoring and improving the use of natural resources, as well as generation, distribution, or consumption of energy
Health Promotion: Identifying, monitoring and / or providing solutions for negative environmental factors affecting human health
EUR 5,000 cash prize
Possibility to access EUR 10,000 worth of commercial datasets from the Copernicus Contributing Missions in the Copernicus Data Warehouse (financial support by EC)
Submissions to DLR Environment, Energy & Health Challenge will be assessed against the following criteria:
Benefit for society: Does the idea foster human wellbeing, health and/or sustainable resource management?
Copernicus relevance: How significant is the use of sentinel satellite data for realisation of the idea?
Innovation: Is the idea new?
User acceptance: Is the idea of practical use to users or the general public?
Feasibility: Is the idea feasible?
Right to Participate
Enterprises, scientific institutions, and individuals of legal adult age are entitled to participate in the Copernicus Masters 2019. Applications will be accepted from anywhere in the world.
Source: Copernicus Masters
Illustration Photo: Sentinel-5 Precursor is the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere. With air pollution a major concern, this new satellite carries the state-of-the-art Tropomi instrument to map a multitude of trace gases such as nitrogen dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde, methane, carbon monoxide and aerosols – all of which affect the air we breathe and our climate. Copyright ESA/ATG medialab