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  • by LandSense team
  • 23.05.2018
  • Challenge, Prize

Six teams to pitch their ideas at the LandSense Innovation Challenge in Geneva, Switzerland

The call for proposals for the LandSense Innovation Challenge officially ended in April 2018. Due to the competitive nature of the proposals received, the LandSense Team has decided to invite 6 teams from across Europe to pitch their ideas and compete for the LandSense Innovation Challenge prize.

Each team will present their innovative ideas to address how Earth Observation (EO) data can help tackle Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) related challenges at the Second International ECSA Conference 2018 from 3-5 June, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. The call focused on exploiting data streams accessible from the LandSense Citizen Observatory, the Sentinel Hub Service and other relevant EO data sources to design novel LULC solutions for a range of applications within the three LandSense themes.

The competition was very high and we received a variety of novel and ground-breaking ideas from both the government and the private sector. The ideas of the finalists are quite diverse, and all deserve a moment in the spotlight.

By pitching their concepts, the finalists will have a unique chance to shape the LandSense Citizen Observatory, directly contribute to the EO community, and integrate themselves in the rapidly expanding field of citizen science.

Finally, the LandSense Challenge event in Geneva will be a great ecosystem building activity and an ideal opportunity for all the participants to network and exchange ideas with scientists, practitioners and other key stakeholders in order to boost citizen science in the environmental monitoring context.