Global Earth Observation Challenge

Come up with new business ideas based on Satellite Data!

The proliferation of data.

The world is generating more and more data sources every day; and this is also true for the Earth Observation part.

So what can we do with all this data?

If you are brave enough to join this adventure, you will have to demonstrate that you are ready to develop new value added services based on satellite imagery. These services can support insurance and financial companies, consumer market, entertainment, video games, transports, logistics, energy, agriculture, maritime, forestry, and many more…

Be inspired and use some of the technology trends and the global resources proposed today: Machine and Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Blockchain, Cloud facilities, Internet of Things, cyber security, GPS, etc..

There is no limitation in user applications and information you can bring to people and develop fast growing sustainable business.

If you believe in any other business which would permit to leverage satellite and other data sources to provide value added services, let’s do it!

Available Airbus data can be find below.

Available 3rd party data: Weather data, free Earth observation data, Open Data, AIS and all you can find, elsewhere... 


All available resources are listed below!

What's at Stake?

Great opportunities for all finalists to be introduced to key Airbus Executives and access to Airbus satellite imagery!

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • 4th
  • 5th


Cash-Prizes + Data vouchers

€5,000 in cash prizes,

Satellite data vouchers up to €30,000



Data vouchers

Satellite data vouchers up to €20,000



Data vouchers

Satellite data vouchers up to €10,000



Data vouchers

Satellite data vouchers up to €5,000



Data vouchers

Satellite data vouchers up to €5,000

OneAtlas Free Trial

OneAtlas is a unique collaborative environment to easily access premium imagery, perform large-scale image processing, extract industry specific insights and benefit from Airbus assets to develop your solutions.

The OneAtlas Services include:

  • Living Library
  • Change Detection
  • EarthNow
  • WorldDEM Streaming
  • Verde
  • Ocean Finder
  • Starling
  • Mobile


What would be better for you than to develop your solution based on streaming images coming from this platform? For that you will have to select 3 areas to get instant streaming access (up to 100 MB) in WMS/WMTS.

NB: Can't find the Dataset you're looking for but you have a great idea to suggest? Let us know by writing us a message directly from your working space. We will try to help you into finding the Dataset that will match your project!

OneAtlas Free Trial

The Sandbox

Airbus imagery, data and services are provided to participants through the YouMapps registration platform available here.

The Sandbox is an open platformto create new innovative servicesfrom Airbus satellite Imagery. It contains very large imagery datasets available on download and/or streaming. All the datasets are grouped into dedicated thematic: Environment, Urban, Maritime, Energy, Defense & Security…

Learn more

Suggestion of useful tools 

Location based services:

Open Street Map



Weather Data: Accu Weather API

AIS Data: Marine Traffic


And all you can find elsewhere (drones & UAVs, GPS,IOT,...)