Earth observation data have increased considerably over the last decades with satellite sensors collecting and transmitting back to Earth several terabytes of data per day. This data acquisition rate is a major challenge to existing data management, exploitation and dissemination approaches used by various agencies such as ESA, NASA and European national space agencies. To make the available petabytes of EO data easily accessible by an even larger group of end user applications, TELEIOS will design and implement a Virtual Earth Observatory by building on the following state of the art technologies:
- Ontologies and linked geospatial data
- Scientific database management
- Knowledge discovery from satellite data
- Visual user interfaces
TELEIOS advances to the state of the art are demonstrated in two use cases:
- A Virtual Observatory for TerraSAR-X data
- Real-time fire monitoring based on continuous acquisitions of satellite images in combination with geospatial data.
With the support of the European Space Agency, EO scientists will be involved in our project throughout its entire life-time, from requirements definition, through development to testing and validation, thus making sure that our results have a lasting impact in the EO community.
See the video summarizing our achievements during the first year of the project or click any of the buttons below to learn more about individual research contributions.