FINEPRINT @ Earth Observation Open Science Conference

European Space Agency’s Φ-week

Technologies that are coming together right now provide large computing power and access to a vast range of new satellite sensors. The integration of Big Earth Observation (EO) data brings about vast opportunities to develop novel analytical solutions towards sustainability in line with FINEPRINT research.

From 12 to 16 November 2018 The European Space Agency (ESA) organised and hosted the Φ-week in Frascati Italy. In the event, EO researchers, data scientists, tech leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators discussed EO Open Science and the future of EO. All talks and discussions are available in video.

Using Google Street View for collecting crop reference data

FINEPRINT team member Victor Maus presented a new platform to collect crop reference data using Google Street View images, which can scale crop reference data collection to large areas at a low cost. The web application is developed in collaboration with the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa). Click here to access the tool.

The novel platform can contribute to overcoming the lack of reference data for crop mapping and monitoring. Click here to see Victor’s intro video to the platform presented at the ESA conference.