This special session will be particularly useful to early and mid-career participants, such as graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty thinking about applying for funding to conduct research in Europe. The European Research Council (ERC) is a leading European funding body supporting excellent investigator-driven frontier research across all fields of science. ERC calls are open to applicants of any nationality provided that their research is carried out at a host institution in the European Union or in an associated country.
ERC outstanding funding opportunities vary from €1.5 to €3.5 million for individual scientists. The workshop will open an ERC scientific officer, presenting the main funding schemes, the eligibility criteria, the profile of the candidates, and tips on how to prepare a competitive proposal. This presentation will be followed by the testimony of an ERC running project team member, who will share the experience from the actual development of an ERC project to the participation in the PI’s research team. The workshop will conclude with a Q&A session.
Using hyperspectral imaging in a drone is challenging for multiple reasons: Integration in the drone may require combination of many sensors and to output good data, pushbroom cameras require a controlled environment or multiple attempts and several people crew.
Live from Imec demo studio, it will be demonstrated how imec’s newest snapshot drone camera can be connected to a DJI M600Pro drone and be controlled remotely with live streaming of data. A stitched hypercube will be shown to the audience to illustrate how the pre-processing pipeline works to reduce the amount of time spent by researchers before doing their analysis
Before the end of this decade, NASA intends to place into orbit the Earth System Observatory. The core of this Observatory will be an array of five satellite missions, providing key environmental information to help us answer the most pressing questions about our changing planet, as identified by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Augmenting those core missions will be a series of competitively-selected Earth Explorer missions, allowing NASA to exploit private-sector innovations as well as additional observations.
Each of the five core missions will deliver important environmental measurements. But taken together, as a single Observatory feeding data through NASA’s Open Source Science Initiative, the value of the data increases dramatically, providing NASA a holistic, 3D view of Earth and its underlying systems. Information from the Observatory will inform us of how our planet is changing, with greater precision on time and geospatial scales, from entire continents down to individual trees, from bedrock to atmosphere, from near-term to seasonal, decadal and longer time scales.
The Observatory’s data will accelerate our understanding of how our planet’s complex systems work together, and improve our capability to predict how our climate may change, information that decisionmakers are looking for to guide actions related to climate change, severe weather, natural hazards and the sustainment of natural resources, such as global food production and drinking water. All of these questions were posed by the 2017 Decadal Survey. Even as the agency continues its Program of Record, NASA Earth Science is placing the Observatory at the center of its Decadal Strategy.
https://race.esa.int is the Rapid Action coronavirus Earth observation Dashboard presents the results of the joint cooperation between ESA and the European Commission on Covid 19 and EO. The software powering the Dashboard is implemented, maintained, and operated by the Euro Data Cube (EDC) consortium as Open Source software.
Spectral imaging has matured for the last 5 years and now the technology progressively moves from the lab to real life use cases. In this presentation the audience will understand how Imec technology drives new applications and benefits to the remote sensing community by giving examples of track record and use cases. The 60min talk will also include a live demonstration of the Snapshot SWIR camera to illustrate practically how imec technology is implemented.
In twenty years, mini-satellites moved from a mere concept to full deployment of 100+ sat constellations. This game-changing technology enables an age of application-driven and data-driven missions, called the New Space era. As data from space is cheaper and more easily and frequently available, it unleashes the power of Earth observation (EO), especially if combined with new digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, and enables creating new businesses and services. It also raises new questions to take the best of this EO data flood.
In practice, the special event will consist of short presentations of several players of the New Space industry, operators of satellite constellations and data processing companies, followed by a round table on the challenges and opportunities of this EO data stream.
In the first half, a series of video presentations on JAXA’s activities for SDGs will be shown. Beginning with the message of JAXA’s president, the presentations will follow on selected topics. In the second half, a talk on JAXA Earth Observing Programs will be presented followed by Q&A session.