dlr environmental Challenge
DLR was looking for new applications in Earth observation, especially proposals that address the mapping of the environment and climate. Ideas for using Earth observation to manage sustainable uses of energy and natural resources were also welcome. In addition to any kind of non-satellite geoinformation, proposals should be based on existing or imminent Earth observation satellite data that is available either for free or under commercial terms. The product or service generated from the idea should support either professionals from organisations and companies in environmental assessment, or the general public and consumer-oriented markets. Both regional and global applications and services were possible. Innovative ways to link the service with users have been especially encouraged. The ideas should also describe a realistic scenario for their implementation involving either the general public or commercial benefits.
The winner will receive a voucher for a workshop or initial coaching according to what further realisation of the idea requires.
Urban Analyser - Your City Development Tool, submitted by Kaupo Voormansik and Team from the University of Tartu, Estonia.
- Benefit and Innovativeness (social benefit, benefit for environment and climate, benefit for saving natural resources other advantages, innovation level)
- Copernicus relevance (significance of the use of satellite data for realization, added value through Copernicus)
- Technological feasibility (feasibility)
- User acceptance (Benefits to users and/or the general public, short time to get idea into practical use)
- Legal aspects and risks (legal risks, ability to patent, regulations/laws to be considered)
DLR is Germany's national research center for aeronautics and space. DLR also hosts the Earth Observation Center (EOC), comprised by the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) and the Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF). EOC works in all fields related to the development of algorithms and data analysis systems, practical implementation of Earth observation applications and services - from satellite data capture and near real-time services to disaster monitoring and environmental mapping. As such, the EOC is involved in many aspects of Copernicus design, implementation, and operations. In determining the focal points of its research, DLR is to a large extent guided by the demand for innovative products and services developed in close cooperation with industry. It also invests in promising technologies and offers its research and development capacities to customers for their own use.