The European Space Agency together with GEO, FAO and EU have organised the WorldCover 2017 Conference, hosted in ESA-ESRIN (I) from 14 to 16 March 2017.
The WorldCover 2017 Conference was the opportunity to present first-hand and up-to-date results from on-going research and application development activities by using data from past and current satellites for Land Cover studies.
The event was open to final users, scientists, students, representatives from National, European and International Space Agencies, Value Adding Industries, Laboratories and Universities.
The EU Satellite Centre (SatCen) participated with an oral presentation entitled “Land Cover data to support a Change Detection system for the Space and Security community” given by Sergio Albani, Responsible for RTDI (Research, Technology Development and Innovation).
The presentation showed the progresses on the development of the RTDI prototype platform, built on the results of different Big Data and Cloud Computing projects (e.g. BigDataEurope).
The platform aims at improving the capacity to manage and exploit a huge amount of heterogeneous data to timely provide decision-makers in the Space and Security domain with operational (i.e. clear and useful) information. The platform offers services to access, storage, process and visualize data; one of the core services is the Change Detection, which can benefit from the integration of collateral information such as Land Cover maps.