Copernicus Masters all winners 2018

Winners 2018

On 4 December 2018, the “Space Oscars 2018” – the festive Awards Ceremony of the Copernicus Masters – took place in front of an international audience during the EU Space Week 2018 in Marseille, France.
16 business cases and Challenge winners were recognised during the Awards Ceremony by high-ranking industry and institutional representatives, such as the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Airbus, Planet, BayWa AG, Astrosat Ltd., CGI, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), Satellite Applications Catapult Ltd. and AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen, the organiser.
More than 500 guests followed exciting live pitches or videos and the official awarding of each business case followed by a great show act from England.


ESA EO Future Challenge
Myriad – Satellite triggered drone, submitted by Tryggvi Stefansson, Victor Pajuelo Madrigal, Hallgrímur Davíð Egilsson, Svarmi ehf.

The DLR Environment, Energy & Health Challenge
Loser Ships – a novel approach to bolster a culture of compliance within the shipping industry, submitted by Dan Jane.

CGI Big Data Big Business Challenge
FORESTMAP. The integrated web platform for forest inventories, submitted by Nur Algeet Abarquero, Agresta S. Coop.

Planet Daily Change Challenge
Forest health monitoring – using satellite imagery and artificial intelligence, submitted by Indra den Bakker, Anniek Schouten,

BayWa Smart Farming Challenge
Measuring irrigation from space through high-resolution Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2, submitted by Luca Brocca,  National Research Council of Italy.

Astrosat Disaster Management Challenge
Hurricane Unwinder, submitted by Svante Henriksson, Blue Marble Inc, Matti Kämäräinen, Andreas Tack, Antti Pasila, Kiosked & others, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Blue Marble Inc.

Airbus Multi-Data Challenge
MapTiler – Maps API For Your Apps, submitted by Petr Pridal and Team, Klokan Technologies GmbH.

Catapult Data Visualisation Challenge
WindAI – Offshore Wind Farm Predictive Analysis, submitted by Daniel O’Connell, Ruma Products Limited.

BMVI Digital Transport Challenge
EO Air Quality – A New Environmental Commodity, submitted by Cassi Welling, Hawa Dawa.

University Challenge
Soil carbon sequestration in agricultural systems, submitted by Filippo Iodice, Federica D’ Acunto, Mario Monaldi.

Copernicus Sustainable Development Challenge
Polisensio – How Clean Is The Air We Breathe?, submitted Razvan Gheorghe Suta, Polisensio.

Copernicus Government Challenge
DroughtMeasure – Make Europe Drought Resilient, submitted by Roman Bohovic, World from Space.

Copernicus Data Access Challenge
Sentinel 4 My Mayor – Copernicus for Local Authorities, submitted by David Hello, TerraNIS.

Copernicus B2B Challenge
CybELE – Making Business Above Profit, Robin Bouvier, Lawgical – CybELE Ltd.

Copernicus Land Monitoring Challenge
Linda Forest – Predicting Forest Growth with AI, submitted by Rolf Schmitz, CollectiveCrunch.

Copernicus Emergency Management Challenge
TSAR AI – Rapid and Precise Surface Change Detection with SAR Data, submitted by Taras Matselyukh, OPT/NET BV.



Since 2011 almost 3,300 participants have submitted their innovative Earth observation solution for business and society 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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