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Vote For Your Favourite Illustration - And Win
In its Illustration Challenge "Traces of Humankind" GEO was looking for illustrations that reveal and illustrate humankind's footprint on our planet - including all manner of effects produced by both current and long past developments - in vivid, artistic ways based on satellite images. Now it's your turn. Vote for your favourite illustration from 15 July to 18 August 2013 ... [MORE]

Coming soon: Free Streaming Video Of Our Planet, From Space
This fall, the former winner of the T-Systems Cloud Computing Challenge, UrtheCast (in partnership with the Russian space agency) will install two cameras on the International Space Station (ISS) that will continuously capture still images and high-resolution video and upload them to a free public database online ... [MORE]

What is your idea to provide Earth observation data through the cloud? Sign up for the T-Systems Cloud Computing Challenge of the Copernicus Masters here.
Cars, crowd and space
What do sheer driving pleasure, earth observation and crowd sourcing have in common? Submit your thrilling idea to the BMW ConnectedDrive Challenge within the Copernicus Masters and win ... [MORE]

© BMW Group / European Space Imaging, DigitalGlobe
Cerberus - Crowdsourcing and e-learning platform
Cerberus, last year's Copernicus Master and winner of the EUSI high-res Challege, is a crowdsourcing and e-learning platform where participants are involved in the creation of maps. The platform is an automated processing engine translating any type of photographic satellite data into usable GIS data using the power of the crowd ... [MORE]

© BlakeShore
Handling "Big Data" Is No Small Feat
Data from Earth observing satellites and other remote sensing technologies are growing in volume and diversity at an exceptionally fast rate. This poses challenges and opportunities for their quick access, stewardship and applications ... [MORE]

Big science teams up with big business
Helix Nebula is a new, pioneering partnership between big science and big business in Europe that is charting the course towards the sustainable provision of cloud computing - the Science Cloud ... [MORE]

© Helix Nebula
in this issue

Free Streaming Video Of Our Planet, From Space
Cars, crowd and space
Cerberus - Crowdsourcing and e-learning platform
Handling "Big Data" Is No Small Feat
Big science teams up with big business
number of the month

230 Terabytes of data acquired per month from Sentinels 1, 2 and 3.
Source: ESA
dates and events

1 June to 15 September
Submission phase for all Challenges

15 July to 18 August
Voting for GEO Illustration Challenge

21 August
Workshop on the Copernicus Masters 2013 at University of Twente

5 to 7 September
International Conference on Flood Resilience - Experiences in Asia and Europe, Exeter, UK

9 to 13 September
Summit on Earth Observation Business, Paris, France

12 to 13 September
European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

5 November
Awards Ceremony 2013

5 to 7 November
European Space Solutions 2013, Munich, Germany


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