Aug 25, 2013

Limited time left to join the High-Res Challenge for chance to win valuable data package

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European Space Imaging’s High-Res Challenge closes for submissions on 15th September but there is still time to register your concept. The great thing about this competition is that you don’t need a finished product just a good idea that uses very high-resolution satellite data.

The Challenge seeks to create an arena for new application ideas for 50 cm optical satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 satellite. It is part of the Copernicus Master’s, the European Earth Monitoring competition which awards prizes for innovative solutions for business and society based on Earth Observation data.

Submissions to the European Space Imaging High-Res Challenge are open for people to submit application ideas which are easily implementable, sustainable, cut costs and create efficiencies using Very High-Resolution (VHR) satellite data. The winner of the Challenge will receive up to €20,000 of imagery data to support the realization of their idea.

Developing new applications for Very High-Resolution (VHR) satellite data is a continuing aim of satellite imagery providers, not only because the data can be processed to extract useful information but also because new technologies allow for new applications and uses of these data sets.

Last year’s Challenge winner, Hans Van ‘t Woud, Cerberus-Blackshore, has used his data package within Cerberus, an emergency-mapping crowdsourcing game. He says “… I am using it for product development and experimental purposes to further develop Cerberus and to know how to deal with the data properly”.

Deadline for entries is September 15. Further information is available at www.eusi.copernicus-masters.com/

About European Space Imaging

European Space Imaging (EUSI) is a leading supplier of very high-resolution satellite imagery to customers in Europe and North Africa. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Munich, Germany. EUSI is the only European satellite data provider that operates its own very high-resolution satellite ground station for direct satellite tasking and local data downlink.

To learn more about this project, please contact:
Penelope Richardson, Marketing Manager
European Space Imaging
Arnulfstrasse 199, Munich 80634
Tel: +49 (0) 89 13014255
Fax: +49 (0) 89 13014222
prichardson@euspaceimaging.com
www.euspaceimaging.com