DIAS Environments, the platforms for open access to Copernicus and Galileo data and information

To facilitate and standardise access to data, the European Commission has funded the deployment of five cloud-based platforms providing centralised access to Copernicus data and information, as well as to processing tools. These platforms are known as the DIAS, or Data and Information Access Services.

This webinar will be held by Dr Sc (Eng.) Przemysław Kupidura, Associate Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography, expert of the Polish Space Agency and Creotech Instruments SA.

His research ranges across digital image processing, machine learning, and remote sensing imagery applications. Authored several textbooks on mathematical morphology in the processing and analysis of digital images. He has a vast and rich experience as a lecturer and workshop leader and has conducted numerous trainings for various institutional partners, including the European Space Agency (Copernicus Relays). In addition, he is a Co-founder and co-owner of Orbitile, a company that draws upon expert knowledge to put satellite imaging to practical uses in different sectors of industry, agriculture, and others.

🌍 If you want to learn more about the DIAS platforms, we invite you to attend our free webinar on February 25th, 15.00 (GMT+2). The session will be in English.

Agenda:

15.00 – Welcome

Heleri Holm – Go2Space HUBs Tallinn Coordinator, Tehnopol
Jaroslaw Soltys, Technology Partners, Poland

15.05 – DIAS: the platforms for open access to Copernicus data & information

Dr Sc (Eng.) Przemysław Kupidura, Associate Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology. Expert of the Polish Space Agency and Creotech Instruments S.A.

1. Introduction to remote sensing and optical imaging
2. The most important characteristics of satellite imagery
3. Introduction of radar remote sensing
4. Overview of other types of remote sensing data
5. Methods of information extraction from remote sensing data
6. Copernicus Programme
7. Examples of remote sensing applications
8. CreoDIAS platform
9. Galileo – Europe’s satellite navigation

17.00 – The End

International Day of Women & Girls in Science

To celebrate the International Day of Women & Girls in Science, Go2Space-HUBs haa interviewed four of the participants in the HUB Coimbra’s Incubation Program:

  • Inês Moreira from Staruplo
  • Ana Silva from Space4agro
  • Helena Calado from Ambrosio+
  • Belen Andrés from Teraqua Space

You can find the videos below:

#Go2SpaceHackathon. Online, 15-20 February, 2021

Go2Space-HUBs, Sacyr and the DIAS Platforms have teamed up to challenge to find technological solutions using earth observation data that facilitate the planning of the infrastructure design, construction and operation process. You can win 6.000€ + access to our Acceleration Program!


A week dedicated to the DIAS Platforms and Earth Observation Data to exploit them in a commercial way:

  • Training sessions about DIAS Platforms and Earth Observation Data
  • Use cases with sector’s referents and start-ups
  • Hackathon’s journeys for working in teams to solve challenges

Who are we looking for?

Entrepreneurs, researchers, PhD’s & Masters’ students, start-ups, scale-ups, SMEs and investors.

You can participate as…

  • Challenge owner
  • Sponsor
  • Speaker
  • Volunteer
  • Participant

Thematic Areas:

  • ‘Space-related projects for a digitalized Europe’ (e.g. big data, IoT, smart cities, smart transport)
  • ‘Space-related projects and applications to solve the Sustainable Development Goals’ (e.g. low carbon future, social impact)
  • ‘Space-related projects in Defence & Security’ (e.g. cyber, military, big data, fintech)
  • ‘Spacetech Excellence’ (space upstream & downstream sector)

Benefits of participating:

  • Space Ecosystem and networking
  • A catalyst for agents from space sector
  • European Event – Visibility
  • Specialized Knowledge Space Data Exploitation
  • Challenges solving

AGENDA

We need your talent and creative mind!

OPEN CALL: Apply to the 2nd edition of the Go2Space-HUBs Acceleration Program

We are looking for 10 established start-ups/scale-ups for acceleration.

Cut dates: 5 February and 5 March, 2021

The 2nd edition of the Go2Space-HUBs Acceleration Program is open. It is targeted at start-ups and scale-ups that work in the Space Sector, in the following thematic areas:

  • ‘Space-related projects for a digitalized Europe’ (e.g. big data, IoT, smart cities, smart transport)
  • ‘Space-related projects and applications to solve the Sustainable Development Goals’ (e.g. low carbon future, social impact)
  • ‘Space-related projects in Defence & Security’ (e.g. cyber, military, big data, fintech)
  • ‘Spacetech Excellence’ (space upstream & downstream sector)

Ten selected companies will be involved in an intensive three-month acceleration program of online training and individual mentoring.

Moreover, the participants will attend networking activities with experts from government, industry, research and investment sectors, and participate in events on the space sector, where they will present their solutions to potential investors and find strategic partners to grow their business globally.

A high impact program based in the HUB Madrid (Spain) at UC3M Science Park, where participants will receive, during three months, extensive online training and individualized mentoring in market and investment readiness, reinforcing technology base and reviewing operations management. It will also include sessions for the knowledge, management and data processing of the Earth observation platform DIAS Environment, on European financing programs, including the SME Instrument that finances innovative projects and on the Technology Portfolio of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Some figures of the First Edition:

  • 40 hours of training
  • More than 10 trainers
  • Individualized and specific Mentoring
  • 6 International Events

Meet some of the participants in the 1st edition here

Meet some of our mentors here

Go2Space-HUBS: The support and guidance you need to get your start-up/scale-up to the next level!

Two of our companies have been selected for the Venture Academies

Two of the participants in our Acceleration Program have been selected for the Venture Academies (Tech Tour Space Investment Programme), with live feedback from investors and experts about their business model and presentation skills to help them to get ready to pitch in front of investors and better communicate their value proposition.

They will also participate in an investor pitching event with a dedicated slot to present their value proposition and investment need to the audience and pre-arranged one2one meetings with investors.

These companies are:

You can see the programme of the pitching sessions here

The Tech Tour Space Investment Programme is designed to help European start-ups developing tech solutions in the Space sector or developing applications based on satellite data to boost their investment readiness and build relations with investors.

The Tech Tour Space Investment programme is organised by Tech Tour, in collaboration with acceleration and incubation programmes such as Go2Space-HubsPoint.IoT, the Copernicus accelerator.

Now available the videos of the DIAS environment webinars

If you couldn’t attend our free webinars related to the DIAS platforms for open access to Copernicus data & information, don’t worry! You can watch the videos below.

In these two sessions, D.Sc. Przemysław Kupidura, Associate Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology and expert of the Polish Space Agency and Creotech Instruments S.A., explain us all about these platforms.

But also we had two demos: ‘Galileo prospects and opportunities on applying the European GNSS system’ with Luisa Bastos and ‘Earth observation and monitoring: The Copernicus programme and ESA’s Sentinel missions’ with Cidália Fonte, in the HUB Coimbra session.

And in the HUB Madrid session, one of the companies participating in our Acceleration Program, Space Sur, show us an interesting use case: ‘Copernicus-Based Population Estimation Solution for Efficient Vaccination Campaigns’.

HUB Madrid session, 10 December 2020

HUB Coimbra session, 2 December 2020

Demo Day – HUB Madrid. Stay tuned!

The HUB Madrid DemoDay will take place online in  2021. The companies participating in the first edition of the Acceleration program will present their projects to potential investors and other collaboration partners.

The regional and European investment community will have a strong presence at the Go2Space-HUBs DemoDays.

The DemoDay Acceleration Prize will consist of 6.000€  and personalized services for the winning start-up including: experts advice and assessments related to Intellectual Property Rights, legal, financial and internationalization.

Are you an investor and want to participate?

For more information, please contact: hub-madrid@go2space-hubs.eu

Webinar: ‘DIAS, the platforms for open access to Copernicus data & information’

Go2Space-HUB Madrid invites you to attend this free webinar in which we will thoroughly explain the DIAS platforms next December 10, 16:00 CET.

To facilitate and standardise access to data, the European Commission has funded the deployment of five cloud-based platforms providing centralised access to Copernicus data and information, as well as to processing tools. These platforms are known as the DIAS, or Data and Information Access Services.

If you want to learn more about these platforms, we invite you to attend our next webinar on December 10. The session will be in English.

AGENDA

16:00- Welcome

  • Gemma Villegas. Go2Space-HUBS Madrid Coordinator. UC3M
  • Jaroslaw Soltys, Technology Partners, Poland

16:05- DIAS: the platforms for open access to Copernicus data & information

  • D.Sc. Przemysław Kupidura, Associate Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology. Expert of the Polish Space Agency and Creotech Instruments S.A.

18:00- Use case: Copernicus-Based Population Estimation Solution for Efficient Vaccination Campaigns

  • Gustavo Calouri Satei, Managing Director. Space SUR

18:20- DIAS Environment Hackathon

  • Elsa de la Haza.Go2Space-HUBs Hackathon Coordinator. UC3M

‘Give your company some Space’

Give your company some Space is on December 2nd, starting at 10.00 GMT. A day dedicated to companies and space, companies and industry experts with the objective of fostering collaboration.

During the morning, discover how to access new markets and join an afternoon dedicated to the Copernicus Program, the Galileo System and the DIAS Platforms.

You will also have the opportunity to schedule B2B meetings with the experts!

Free participation but mandatory registration

‘Our Watch Leads’ and ‘Staruplo’ win the Portuguese edition of Act in Space 2020

This year in 61 cities all over the 5 continents, more than 3500 participants were hacking the planet powered by Space.

Go2Space-HUBs collaborated with ActInSpace and Portugal was not left behind, almost 50 participants spread across the country were working hard day and night powered by IPN Go2Space-HUBs (Coimbra), powering not just prizes, but also providing technical support and assistance through experts availability and dedication.

The ‘Our Watch Leads’ (O.W.L.), an app based on citizen active contribution combined with EO data to fight climate change within green spaces) and ‘Staruplo’, a solution to fight climate change, focused on the detection and monitoring of methane emission sources, had to share the podium and took Go2Space-HUBs prize home: 6000 euros in services to accelerate their business.

The teams ‘To the Potatoes and Beyond‘ and ‘STARSQUAD‘  excelled by their originality, and took home special honour/prizes, they will receive a Go2Space-HUBs special kit.

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Go2Space-HUBs has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870370.

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