The European Union Satellite Centre and the Geospatial Intelligence Challenge

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The EU Satellite Centre supports the decision making and actions of the European Union in the field of Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), in particular Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), including European Union crisis management missions and operations, by providing products and services resulting from the exploitation of relevant space assets and collateral data, including satellite imagery and aerial imagery, and related services.


The rapidly increasing amount and variety of data coming from satellites and other sources in the Space and Security domain is raising new issues such as the management and exploitation of extremely large and complex datasets.


With the BETTER project, SatCen aims to enhance the capabilities of the Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) community in the Space and Security domain through the provision of improved EO products and applications exploiting Big Data methods and techniques.  


In this challenge, SatCen will explore the added value provided by Big Data methods in developing products and applications tackling the following main topics:

  • Change Detection and Characterization,
  • Land Use / Land Cover,
  • Thematic Indexes.
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