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Oi-X Green Mobility hackathon powered by CREODIAS

The CREODIAS platform gladly supports hackathons and IT challenges that use Earth Observation data from Copernicus. We offer access to our data repositorium as well as our powerful cloud computing environment so that such hackathons can take place in a swift manner.

Last week, Oi-X Green Mobility took place Lyngby, Demmark. Among the key tasks were:

 - focus on personal transport from a-b on a day-to-day basis connected to a health perspective

 - use satellite data for research to analyze infrastructure related perspectives on green mobility.

The list of challenges are available here


  • Oi-X Info Lunch & Webinar: 09. October 2019
  • Oi-X Developer Weekend: 25-27 October 2019   
  • Oi-X Finals: 06. November 2019

S2GLC operating on CREODIAS

Sentinel-2 Global Land Cover (S2GLC) project, founded by ESA was implemented in 2016 - 2019 by a consortium led by CBK PAN together with three partners: IABG, EOXPLORE and the University of Jena. The project was divided into two phases: Development of LC classification on a global scale and LC classification of Europe.

The goal of Phase 1 was to develop the classification methodology ready to use for the global LC mapping based on Sentinel-2 images. According to the developed methodology each Sentinel-2 tile has been classified separately using a set of multi-temporal images. To maintain the 10 m resolution of Sentinel-2 imagery a pixel-based approach has been chosen. Multi-temporal images have been classified separately with Random Forest (RF) classifier applying training samples selected randomly from low resolution databases. The final result has been calculated using a dedicated aggregation procedure. This aggregation analyses, for each individual pixel, all multi-temporal results together with their prediction scores returned by RF classifier. The last step of the classification workflow was post-processing applied mostly to the pixels classified with low probability. The developed classification procedure was tested on five study areas: the whole territory of Germany and Italy and three other test sites in China, Columbia and Namibia.

The main objective of Phase 2 of the project was performing LC classification over a major area of the European continent in the CREODIAS  infrastructure. For this purpose, the developed methodology was adjusted to the European landscape and restructured to  full automation of all processes. The classification method and legend established in the initial part of S2GLC project has been also adapted to European conditions. Training samples have been derived from existing LC databases – CORINE LC and High Resolution Layers.  

All the classifications were carried out on the CREODIAS platform. Over fifteen thousands of Sentinel-2 images representing 815 Sentinel-2 tiles have been processed using a dedicated software developed by CBK PAN. Validation of the final map was performed based on a large set of 52 000 randomly distributed samples. The overall accuracy (OA) of the complete map with 13 LC classes was estimated to be over 86%  and 89% for the legend reduced to 10 classes.

More information can be found at the S2GLC project website: http://s2glc.cbk.waw.pl



Example of S2GLC, as seen in CREODIAS promotional materials


CREODIAS at Panta Rhei Croatia

Panta Rhei - as philosopher Heraclitus summarized - means 'everything flows'. The group Panta Rhei Secretariat took this name to host a forum which focuses on continual change of our organizations. With focus on farming, the organization primarly focuses on eliminating administrative burden on farmers, enabling the management of economic resources to the final recipients in a quicker manner, as well offers the opportunity to share ideas and solutions that in turn would save time and money of agriculture players.

The group formed in 1992 by a manner of having an informal meeting, called the implementation of computerized information system within the intervention agencies. At first, only a handful of countries attended the conferences, yet with time the conferences became more formal, and in turn more countries and people started to attend. This edition of the conference is taking place in Cavtat, Croatia, and will last three days, during which there will be workshops and presentations from leading experts.

The conference will primarly gather all Paying Agencies from the European Union, which are responsible for the funding of agriculture lands and subsidising farmers in regards to their crop. These Paying Agencies belong to the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD), that acts as a hub for connecting rural Europe and serves as a platform for the sharing of ideas and experiences on how Rural Development Programmes are working in practice.

The main stakeholders of the ENRD include National Rural Networks (NRNs), RDP Managing Authorities and Paying Agencies, Local Action Groups (LAGs); European stakeholder organisations; agricultural advisory services and other interested rural development stakeholders and organisations.

CREODIAS at Eyes on Earth Tallinn

The Copernicus ‘Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow takes place on 03 and 04 October in Tallinn, Estonia.

The objective of the event is to illustrate the citizens how the European Union’s Copernicus satellite programme creates jobs and business opportunities while uncovering the planet Earth.

The event is open to the interested general audiences and the Earth Observation sector experts. The event agenda foresees interactive masterclasses with real business cases, matchmaking sessions and business presentations.

CREODIAS is on site with a booth so make sure to come and say hi to our delegation!

CREODIAS presented at the 48th Meeting of the Working Group on Information Systems & Services

WGISS (the Working Group on Information Systems and Services) is a subsidiary body supporting CEOS. WGISS promotes collaboration in the development of systems and WGISS Organization 2019 Q3services that manage and supply these observation data.

WGISS creates and demonstrates prototypes supporting CEOS and Group on Earth Observation (GEO) requirements. WGISS also addresses the internal management of EO data, the creation of information systems and the delivery of interoperable services. The activities and expertise of WGISS span the full range of the information life cycle from the requirements and metadata definition for the initial ingestion of satellite data into archives through to the incorporation of derived information into end-user applications.

The 48th WGISS meeting was hosted by the Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC) in Hanoi, Vietnam, October 8 to 11, 2019. Alek Cesarz, Senior Project Manager of CREODIAS was e-presenting at the event, showcasing the strengths of our platform as well as the opportunities of using our cloud computing environment.