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The Urban TEP - Analysis of Multi-Source Data for Innovative Urban Monitoring

Bachofer, Felix and Esch, Thomas and Balhar, Jakub and Boettcher, Martin and Boissier, Enguerran and Mathot, Emmanuel and Marconcini, Mattia and Metz-Marconcini, Annekatrin and Pacini, Fabrizio and Permana, Hans and Soukup, Thomas and Üreyen, Soner and Svaton, Vaclav and Zeidler, Julian (2018) The Urban TEP - Analysis of Multi-Source Data for Innovative Urban Monitoring. Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R) 2018, 9.-11. Okt. 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.

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Abstract

Settlements and urban areas represent the cores of human activity and development. Besides climate change, urbanization represents one of the most relevant developments related to the human presence on the planet. Both global trends challenge our environmental, societal and economic development. In this context, the availability of and access to accurate, detailed and up-to-date information will impact decision making processes all over the world. The suite of Sentinel Earth Observation (EO) satellites in combination with their free and open access data policy contributes to a spatially and temporally detailed monitoring of the Earth’s surface. At the same time a multitude of additional sources of open geo-data is available - e.g. from national or international statistics or land surveying offices, volunteered geographic information or social media. However, the capability to effectively and efficiently access, process, and jointly analyze the mass data collections poses a key technical challenge. The Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform (U-TEP), funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), is developed to provide end-to-end and ready-to-use solutions for a broad spectrum of users (experts and non-experts) to extract unique information/ indicators required for urban management and sustainability. The key components of the system are an open, web-based portal, which is connected to distributed high-level computing infrastructures and providing key functionalities for i) high-performance data access and processing, ii) modular and generic state-of-the art pre-processing, analysis, and visualization, iii) customized development and sharing of algorithms, products and services, and iv) networking and communication. U-TEP aims at opening up new opportunities to facilitate effective and efficient urban management and the safeguarding of livable cities by systematically exploring the unique EO capabilities in Europe in combination with the big data perspective arising from the constantly growing sources of geo-data. The capabilities of participation and sharing of knowledge by using new media and ways of communication will help to boost interdisciplinary applications with an urban background. The services and functionalities are supposed to enable any interested user to easily exploit and generate thematic information on the status and development of the environment based on EO data and technologies. The innovative character of U-TEP platform in terms of available data and processing and analysis functionalities attracted already a large user community (>300 institutions from >40 countries) of diverse users (i.a. from science, public institutions, NGOs, industry).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/122414/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The Urban TEP - Analysis of Multi-Source Data for Innovative Urban Monitoring
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Bachofer, FelixFelix.Bachofer (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6181-0187
Esch, ThomasThomas.Esch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Balhar, Jakubgisat s.r.o., czech republikUNSPECIFIED
Boettcher, MartinBrockmann Consult GmbH, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Boissier, Enguerranterradue srl, italyUNSPECIFIED
Mathot, EmmanuelTerradue Srl, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Marconcini, MattiaMattia.Marconcini (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5042-5176
Metz-Marconcini, Annekatrinannekatrin.metz-marconcini (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Pacini, Fabrizioterradue srl, italyUNSPECIFIED
Permana, HansBrockmann Consult GmbH, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Soukup, ThomasGISAT s.r.o., Czech RepublikUNSPECIFIED
Üreyen, SonerSoner.Uereyen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Svaton, Vaclavit4innovations & vsb-technical university of ostrava, czech republikUNSPECIFIED
Zeidler, JulianJulian.Zeidler (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9444-2296
Date:October 2018
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Platform, multi-source, urban
Event Title:Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R) 2018
Event Location:Lisbon, Portugal
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:9.-11. Okt. 2018
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Remote sensing and geoscience
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface Dynamics
Deposited By: Bachofer, Dr. Felix
Deposited On:23 Oct 2018 12:45
Last Modified:23 Oct 2018 12:45

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