Airbus Defence and Space together with sobloo are looking for solutions that use both Copernicus and Airbus Earth Observation data to deliver new services and/or applications that provide insight and have impact on areas like Natural Resources Consumption, Agriculture, Forestry, Maritime, Defence & Security and Smart Cities. Participants with solutions for other markets are also eligible to enter the Challenge. Solutions should be technically operational, compatible with Airbus and Copernicus EO data and provide valuable information to the end users.
Participants to the Multi Data Access Challenge are expected to use Airbus datasets from our OneAtlas Sandbox Platform (www.intelligence-airbus.com/sandbox) and Copernicus data available on our sobloo platform (sobloo.eu), a one-stop shop for all Copernicus data and value-added services. Through these two platforms, to which access is free, users can work with Pléiades, Sentinel-1/2/3/5p, Copernicus Core Services, SPOT, TerraSAR-X, WorldDEM, and DMC Imagery sets. Various API’s are available through the platforms for participants to integrate with additional data sets into their solutions.
In addition, sobloo infrastructure and services can be made available for participants to develop/validate their services/applications in the frame of the challenge.
- EUR 100,000 Airbus Satellite data voucher for OneAtlas Platform annual subscription.
- EUR 45,000 services voucher to spend on sobloo. The voucher includes Cloud services (15k €), Back-End and integration services (15k€), and business development as well as marketing services (15k€).
- Access to OneAtlas Playground (if eligible)
- Business development support from technical and market experts within Airbus and sobloo to develop the winning solution.
- Once the solution has demonstrated technical feasibility and commercial viability, the winner will have the opportunity to present their solution to Airbus and sobloo stakeholders such as Airbus Ventures and BizLabs, opening the door to potential partnership
Submissions to the Airbus-sobloo Multi-Data Challenge will be evaluated against the following criteria:
- Technical Innovation: Does the solution demonstrate novel data processing capabilities?
- Business Innovation: Does the solution demonstrate novel business models for this industry?
- Airbus and sobloo Connection: To what extent does the solution leverage Airbus data and sobloo Earth observation products, API’s and services?
- Business Credibility: Does the solution have real market potential?
- Technical Feasibility: Does the technical element of the solution allow for future scalability that will answer business needs?
Illustration Photo: A student participant analyses real satellite data during ESA Academy's Earth Observation Remote Sensing Workshop that ran from 10 to 14 December 2018 at at ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility, ESA’s ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium. Copyright ESA