We are honored to announce that ESA selected cloudeo as the prime contractor for a recent tender ‘Procurement of Earth Observation Exploitation Platform Network Resource Services.
In 2019, ESA will begin to procure processing services for ESA’s exploitation activities from the various existing European and International Earth Observation Resource and Platform providers and incentivize a ‘Network of EO Resources’ to contribute to a common framework harmonizing their service offerings to users.
Within ESA's Earth Observation Envelope Program, the Network of Resources aims to stimulate the uptake of platform services by scientific and commercial users, achieving a new level in scalability and cost-effectiveness for accessing and processing earth observation data, by utilizing the cloud resources where the data is hosted.
We are delighted to see ESA resources vision aligned with cloudeo in lowering the entry barriers for accessing and processing earth observation data and building a common architecture to standardize access to data from various providers further. The project clearly focuses on the users and their needs concerning the use of EO data. With the increased number and duty cycle of operational Remote Sensing Satellites and the evolution of onboard satellite instruments with higher data rates, the conventional approach to transferring the data to the user and then the user elaborating the data is no longer the optimal solution. It results in a very cumbersome workflow for the user.
As a combination of exploitation and processing platforms, the Network of Resources will support the user in procuring services and outsourcing requirements while increasing integration of EO data and information for broader use, for scientific, social and economic purposes, as well as for the generation of new commercial applications and services.
Together with our partners, RHEA and BHO, cloudeo will manage the NoR Network of EO Resources and act as a facilitator for both providers and end-users to create a central point of access to relevant resource and platform providers. Our experience in building a market platform for democratizing applications of location-based information lays the foundation for the next steps of the Network of EO Resources.
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About the European Space Agency
The European Space Agency (ESA) provides Europe’s gateway to space.
ESA is an intergovernmental organization, created in 1975, with the mission to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA has 22 Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Slovenia and Latvia are Associate Members.
ESA has established formal cooperation with six Member States of the EU. Canada takes part in some ESA programmes under a Cooperation Agreement.
By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, ESA can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country. It is working in particular with the EU on implementing the Galileo and Copernicus programmes and Eumetsat for the development of meteorological missions.
Learn more about ESA at www.esa.int