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Deriving Actionable Information from Big Earth Data - Experiences from the Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform

Esch, Thomas and Asamer, Hubert and Balhar, Jakub and Boettcher, Martin and Boissier, Enguerran and Hirner, Andreas and Mathot, Emmanuel and Marconcini, Mattia and Metz, Annekatrin and Permana, Hans and Soukup, Thomas and Svaton, Vaclav and Üreyen, Soner and Zeidler, Julian (2018) Deriving Actionable Information from Big Earth Data - Experiences from the Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 20, p. 18129. Copernicus Publications. EGU General Assembly 2018, 9-13 April 2018, Wien.

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The upcoming suite of Sentinel satellites in combination with their free and open access data policy will open new perspectives for establishing a spatially and temporally detailed monitoring of the Earth’s surface. However, the capability to effectively and efficiently access, process, analyze and distribute the mass data streams from the Sentinels and high-level information products derived from them (but also from other missions such as Landsat), poses a key challenge. This is also true with respect to the necessity of flexibly adapting the processing and anal- ysis procedures to new or changing user requirements and technical developments. Hence, the implementation of operational, modular and highly automated processing chains, embedded in powerful hard- and software environ- ments and linked with effective distribution functionalities is of central importance. This contribution introduces the Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform (Urban TEP) that aims at the utilization of modern information tech- nology (ICT) functionalities and services to bridge the gap between the technology-driven Earth Observation (EO) sector and the information needs of environmental science, planning, and policy. Key components of the system are an open, web-based portal connected to distributed high-level computing infrastructures and providing key functionalities for data access, processing, analysis, and visualization, along with the possibility of a customized development and sharing of algorithms, products and services via dedicated networking and communication tools. The Urban TEP is supposed to initiate a step change in the use of EO data and geospatial analytics by enabling any interested user to easily exploit and generate thematic information on the status and development of the built environment based multi-source data collections (i.a. EO imagery, statistics, surveying, volunteered geographic information). So far the U-TEP has successfully been used to process >3PB of EO data, provide a unique portfolio of thematic products and services, and activate a community of >250 institutions from 43 countries (including UN, World Bank, OECD, World Food Programme, or Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/119797/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Deriving Actionable Information from Big Earth Data - Experiences from the Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Esch, ThomasThomas.Esch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Asamer, HubertHubert.Asamer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Balhar, Jakubgisat s.r.o., czech republikUNSPECIFIED
Boettcher, MartinBrockmann Consult GmbH, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Boissier, Enguerranterradue srl, italyUNSPECIFIED
Hirner, AndreasAndreas.Hirner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mathot, EmmanuelTerradue Srl, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Marconcini, MattiaMattia.Marconcini (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Metz, AnnekatrinAnnekatrin.Metz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Permana, HansBrockmann Consult GmbH, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Soukup, ThomasGISAT s.r.o., Czech RepublikUNSPECIFIED
Svaton, Vaclavit4innovations & vsb-technical university of ostrava, czech republikUNSPECIFIED
Üreyen, SonerSoner.Uereyen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zeidler, Julianjulian.zeidler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:10 April 2018
Journal or Publication Title:Geophysical Research Abstracts
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 18129
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
Series Name:Geophysical Research Abstracts
Keywords:ESA, TEP, Urban, big data, Thematic Exploitation Platform
Event Title:EGU General Assembly 2018
Event Location:Wien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:9-13 April 2018
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Remote Sensing and Geo Research
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Zeidler, Julian
Deposited On:09 May 2018 11:07
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:17

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