Global Earth Observation Challenge

Global Earth Observation Challenge

Come up with new business ideas based on Satellite Data!

Choose One of the Below Themes to Start Your Project!

 

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Forestry

The ever-growing environmental pressures exerted on forests are now closely monitored and regulatory frameworks are being put in place to reconcile economic growth, social development and environmental stewardship. Sustainable management of forest ecosystems is now strongly encouraged and funded. You can think about businesses that could help monitor and map forest areas (including forest plantation), help apply the No deforestation policies and trees species recognition.

Available Airbus data: Satellites imagery and Data (Pléiades, SPOT 6/7, TerraSAR-X).

Available 3rd party data: weather data, free Earth observation data, etc.

Find more datasets on the Resources page!

 


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Agriculture

In a world where population is growing fast while agriculture land and resources are limited, many agricultural practices target productivitiy with minimised environmental impact. You can think about businesses that could anticipate food security issues, monitor crop health, optimise parcel yield, reduce disease impact or assess farming deforestation impact.

Available Airbus data: Satellites imagery and Data (Pléiades, SPOT 6/7, TerraSAR-X), Digital Elevation Model (WorldDEM™, Elevation1 to 30), etc.

Available 3rd party data: weather data, free Earth observation data, etc.

Find more datasets on the Resources page!

 


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Smart Cities

60% of the world population will live in cities in 2020. As cities are growing fast, it implies an increased demand for smart and sustainable environments that reduce environmental impact and offer citizens a high quality lifestyle. Cities need an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology in a secure way to manage cities' assets. To support well-balanced cities expansion, they have to deal with issues of transportation and traffic optimization. In order to improve living conditions of the inhabitants in respect of the environment, they also need to improve energetic performance and optimize energy and utilities.

Let's build today, the city of tomorrow! 

Available Airbus data: Satellites imagery and Data (Pléiades, TerraSAR-X), Digital Elevation Model (WorldDEM™, Elevation1 to 30).

Available 3rd party data: Open Data Toulouse, Open Data San Francisco.

Find more datasets on the Resources page!

 


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Maritime

Maritime surveillance became a large challenge in the past few decades, specifically in regions where maritime traffic represents the major economic interest, potential threats or source of illegal activities such as smuggling, illegal immigration and fishing or piracy. You can think about businesses that can optimise sea traffic, provide recommendations for sustainable fishing, monitor oil spill or detect patterns of illegal behaviours.

Available Airbus data: Satellites imagery and Data (Pléiades, SPOT 6/7, TerraSAR-X).

Available 3rd party data: weather data, AIS, free Earth observation data, etc.

Find more datasets on the Resources page!

 

 


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Any Other Market

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!

There is no limitation in user applications and information you can bring to people and develop fast growing sustainable business. For example, these services can support insurance and financial companies, consumer market, entertainment, video games, transports, logistics, and many more…

Be inspired by all the technology trends and the global resources proposed today: Machine and Deep Learning, Blockchain, Cloud facilities, Internet of Things, cyber security, GPS, etc.

Available Airbus data: all you can find on the Resources page.

Available 3rd party data: all you can find, elsewhere...

Find more datasets on the Resources page!