Winners 2016

University Challenge
SpaceToPlace – EO to Empower UNESCO Site Managers, submitted by Prof Dr Alexander Siegmund and Team from Research Group for Earth Observation (rgeo), Dept. of Geography, Heidelberg University of Education & Heidelberg University, Germany

ESA App Challenge
SnapPlanet – The Social Network for Earth Observation, submitted by Jérôme Gasperi, Jeobrowser, France

The DLR Environment, Energy and Health Challenge
Forest Vision – Risk Analysis to Prevent Insect Outbreaks, submitted by Lisa Broekhuizen and Wendy Mensink, Viridian Raven, The Netherlands

T-Systems Open Telekom Cloud Challenge and Copernicus Master
Sentinel Hub – A Satellite Imagery Web Service, submitted by Grega Milcinski and Team, Sinergise Ltd., Slovenia

Sustainable Living Challenge by the Satellite Applications Catapult
EnviroSAR© – Managing Wildfire Disturbance in Moorlands and Heathlands, submitted by Dr Gail Millin-Chalabi and Team, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

The BMVI Earth Observation Challenge for Digital Transport Applications
RETRIEVE – Sentinels for Safe Transportation and Retrieval of High-value Goods, submitted by Hartmut Runge and Team, German Aerospace Center, Germany

Astrosat-End-To-End EO Challenge
SCAMPER – Safeguarding a EUR Six Billion Global Food Resource from Space, submitted by Bruce Hannah, National Space Centre Ltd., Ireland


Since 2011 more than 900 participants submitted their innovative solution for business and society based on Earth observation to the Copernicus Masters. Many of the ideas submitted in previous years have been implemented and successfully launched into the market.

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Aqua Alta

Aqua Alta Winner Alexander Popp Message This illustration shows a satellite image of Venice in the form of a human footprint. Recent projections assessed by the US National Research Council...

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ASIGN / GEO PICTURES – Crowdsourced

Data in Use Satellite radar images and in-situ photos Service summary Satellite radar images in urban areas require in-situ verification due to backscatter. After asking the public for help, we...

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