We are delighted to have seen that our implementation of viewing multi-year time series of multi-spectral data in EO Browser made such an impact on the Remote Sensing community. The number of requests through the Sentinel Hub services exceeded 45 million per month during the summer months, EO Browser contributing a bit less than third to it, and generated a lot of positive feedback, from which we have prepared new features for our services and applications.
In this edition of our newsletter we are highlighting updates, eo-learn, current projects, hackathons’ support and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with us in person at the coming events!
Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite was launched in October 2017 and is performing atmospheric monitoring. Currently we have integrated ozone, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, aerosol and cloud datasets which include the global archive from the start of data availability.
Image presents the levels of nitrogen dioxide over Europe on September 11, 2018.
Go to EO Browser to explore it on your own!
The newly integrated Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) and Sentinel-5P datasets, view and sun angles support for Sentinel-2 L2A, and redesigned download options are just a few novelties in EO Browser and Sentinel Hub services. Read more about new features in our latest blog post!
With a help of the distance measurement tool (new) in EO Browser, this image shows Hurricane Florence’s diameter after making landfall (Sentinel-3 OLCI, 17–5–2 RGB, acquired on September 14, 2018).
A couple of weeks ago our research department introduced eo-learn — an open-source Python library that acts as a bridge between Earth Observation/Remote Sensing and the Python ecosystem for data science and machine learning. On one hand, its aim is to make entering into the field of remote sensing easier for non-experts. On the other, it brings state-of-the-art tools for computer vision, machine learning, and deep learning from the Python ecosystem to remote sensing experts.
This is an example of a remote sensing workflow that can be built using eo-learn. This workflow is used to create a global service for monitoring the water-level of reservoirs and water bodies.
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A word from our CEO, Grega Milčinski
"At the current stage of development of the Earth Observation field we believe we can contribute more by building a service-based solution and open-sourcing machine learning libraries rather than providing yet another platform. It will serve better to our users and ensure faster advancement, dissemination and adaptation of remote sensing know-how."
Ongoing Projects Worth Mentioning
Since our last blog post on this topic, we are pleased to report that we have successfully deployed Sentinel Hub services on all three DIAS platforms which we are involved with (DIAS stands for Copernicus Data and Information Access Services). Next on our radar is improving performance and reliability to meet growing demands of the end-users.
We are part of Sentinels for Common Agriculture Policy - Sen4CAP project, which aims to serve the European and national stakeholders of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), providing them with validated algorithms, products, workflows and best practices for agriculture monitoring. The project is paying particular attention to providing evidence of how Sentinel derived information can support the modernization and simplification of the CAP after 2020. For more information, visit the official web site of the project. Read project’s first Newsletter too and make sure you subscribe to it at this address (at the bottom of the page).
Sen4CAP pilot countries.
Sentinel Hub Supporting Hackathons
In the next couple of months, you will be able to learn and create using Sentinel Hub services in a variety of challenges around the world. We have been eagerly expecting them since last year's NASA Space Apps Challenge, when participating teams from more than 40 locations used Sentinel Hub services and generated more than 1.4 million requests in just 48 hours (we’ve grown quite a bit since as such a volume is processed on an average day).
To share ideas and engage with open data to address real-world problems, on Earth and in space, we invite you to join the NASA Space Apps Challenge on October 19-21, and various Copernicus hackathons in the coming months.
If you are one of the local organizers, feel free to contact us for more information!
We are honored to have received this year's European Earth observation services company of the year award. The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) has recognized Sinergise as the company that made the most signiﬁcant contribution to the development of the Earth Observation sector in Europe in 2018.
Grega Milčinski, CEO of Sinergise with the EARSC Company Achievement Award
We are currently present at SatSummit 2018 in Washington, DC (September 19 and 20, 2018). If you don’t have a chance to visit the event, you can still see the video and dive into slides from one of the previous events.
To meet us in person and discuss your needs, feel free to send us an email to [email protected] and ensure yourself a meeting at the following events:
|October 3||Landsat-Copernicus Sentinel 2 Collaboration: Integrated Operational Land Imaging to Meet User Needs Worldwide, Bremen, Germany|
|October 9-10||Copernicus Ecosystem Workshop 2018, Brussels, Belgium|
|October 25||OECD Space Forum Workshop (Economic Models for the Low-Earth Orbit and Beyond), Paris, France|
|November 12-16||Φ-week, Esrin, Italy|
|November 15-16||The Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage, Brussels, Belgium|
|November 21-22||24th MARS Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia|
|December 4||EU Space Week, Marseille, France|
|Please do not hesitate to send us any feedback. You can also use our Forum or meet us in person at the upcoming events. We look forward to hearing from you.|
The Sentinel Hub team