ESA Living Planet Symposium 2019

While the growing volume information from satellites observing Earth offers a unique opportunity for science and applications, it is sometimes difficult to make sure these complex data streams are exploited to their full potential. The Geohazards TEP is addressing this challenge.

Participants at this week’s Living Planet Symposium in Milan will be able to learn how this initiative has been making life easier for users since the project was launched more than 4 years ago.

The Geohazards Exploitation Platform (GEP) gives users direct access to a powerful processing capacity to exploit large Earth-observation datasets. It is designed to support the users looking at geohazards such as seismic risks, volcanoes, subsidence and landslides.

The activity is led by Terradue, delivering Cloud platform operations, as well as information & communications technologies for processing huge amounts of geospatial information, part of the Ellip Solutions.

The GEP consortium includes six thematic partners (CNR IREA, INGV, DLR, TRE Altamira, EOST/CNRS and ENS/CNRS) that have enriched the platform by integrating their processing chains as online services, now available to users.

The Geohazards Exploitation Platform provides to the community with a broad access to thematic resources for:

  • Volcanoes Monitoring
  • Earthquake Response
  • Ground Displacement Analysis
  • Landslides Analysis
  • Disaster Management

It is an operational Exploitation Platform of Earth Observation Data with an Early Adopter Programme, supporting more that 100 user organisations in 35 countries world wide whose access is currently sponsored by ESA.

It also supports systematic processing with different services over predefined community targets around the world, for example:

  • DLR’s InSAR Browse Medium-Resolution processing for all Sentinel-1 pairs over world tectonic area
  • DLR’s InSAR Browse High-Resolution Monitoring of 22 Volcanoes & Corinth Rift Laboratory (EPOS Near Fault Obs.)
  • INGV STEMP with USGS Landsat-8 and Copernicus Sentinel-2 over more than twenty volcanoes in South-East Asia, Latin America, and Europe for hot spots detection and STM generation

The Earth Science community integrates their services and data in the platform using tools that provide scientists with an environment for algorithms development, integration and exploitation combined with a seamless data access to many Earth Observation dataset collections.

Finally, it brings a great showcase for data results visualization, enabled by an advanced engine rendering high resolution maps, demonstrating various terrain motion datasets, generated within the platform or uploaded by third party service providers, plotting charts with ground displacement time series or simply sharing processing jobs and results easing reproducibility.

Visit us at booth 19 to get more information and demos!

Attend the showcase on Data Access booth, Wednesday 15th, 11:00

Attend the showcase on EO4Society Booth, Thursday 16th, 10:00