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Space helps forest regenerate

In Finland, conifers are not only the most common native species of tree, but economically the most important. Once the trees have been felled, seedlings are planted as part of the regeneration process. Read more here

TEPs @ Land Training Course

The "7th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing" has just concluded and we had the opportunity to join with the participants at the Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary.

The course was attended by more than 70 students from both academic and industrial sectors, representing more than 30 different countries. 

During the event a practical class on "Cloud Computing and the ESA Exploitation Platforms" was provided for the students and we had the opportunity to explain the challenges that the TEPs have faced and to give them the opportunity to experiment for themselves with the beta versions of the platforms, currently in pre-operations.

The students expressed interest in the usage of the TEPs for their research objectives and have now been invited to submit proposals to become early adopters and benefit from the expansion of the TEP user community.

The next opportunity to meet the TEP experts will be at the ESA EO Open Science where there will also be the possibility to join "hands on sessions" with each TEP.

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Sample Products from Forestry TEP

 

Have look here to see samples of Forestry TEP...

 

The F-TEP is one of six ‘Thematic Exploitation Platforms’ (TEPs)' being developed by ESA in the frame of the Earth Observation ground segment evolution strategy. The TEPs aim at fostering the exploitation of EO data by providing an online environment for users to access information, ICT resources, and tools.
The TEPs are contributing to the creation of an European EO data ecosystem for research and business, one of the overarching objectives of ESA Earth Observation Envelope Programme.

 

Forestry TEP enters pre-operations phase

Forestry TEP has now entered the pre-operations phase, providing initial services for Forest Change, Land Cover, Biomass and Vegetation Indices as well as interactive toolboxes. Data is available from Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Landsat.

Two pilot projects will be executed for forest mapping with users in Mexico and Finland. For more information visit forestry-tep.eo.esa.int or contact forestry-tep@esa.int

 

TEPs at EO Open Science 2016

Coastal, Forestry, Geohazards, Hydrology and Urban TEPS presented updates on their activities at EO Open Science 2016.

If you weren't able to attend you can replay here, it's the platforms session C2 on Wednesday 14th at 14:00

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Watch_live_EO_Open_Science

Conference papers will be available soon on http://eoopenscience.esa.int/index.php

 

TEPs at Big Data from Space

If you are attending Big Data from Space make a note of the following speakers:
 
S. Clerc (Coastal TEP) : Big Data and Tools, the Thematic Exploitation Platform Concept (Day 1)
This paper attempts to provide some best practices for the design of Earth Observation (EO) data exploitation services, collected from the observation of successful realization and trends. On-line exploitation, in particular through dedicated thematic platforms, is considered a key concept to allow common users to harness the power of Big Data in Earth Observation.

S. Pinto (ESA lead architect) : Exploitation Platforms Open Architecture (Day 2)
This presentation will summarise the status of the TEP architecture, discussing the lesson learnt from the single TEP projects and the current Exploitation Platform Open Architecture draft. It will also present the status of the standardization work of the Exploitation Platform interfaces, performed in close connection with the HMA working group and the plans for the evolution of the Exploitation Platforms harmonization activity.

R. Tergueff (Forestry TEP) : Services and User Support on the Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform (Day 2)
The F-TEP services cater for users with varying familiarity with EO data and processing. Each user group is supported by providing an interface that they feel comfortable working with, and which helps them to achieve their goals for forestry data products with ease. As users grow with expertise and confidence and want to pursue more complex tasks, they can proceed to unlock new functionalities. With this model, F-TEP can act as a learning platform as well.

 

Introduction to the Forestry TEP

The Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform (F-TEP) vision is to be a one-stop shop for forestry remote sensing services for the academic and commercial sectors. The service offers access to pre-processed satellite and ancillary data, computing power, and software access and hosting. The Platform will also offer access to commercial software and services. Our aim is to evolve the Platform offering services provided by the European value adding SME's. The Platform is being built in a project commissioned by the European Space Agency and coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland along with CGI IT UK, STFC UK, Spacebel from Belgium and Arbonaut from Finland.


The Forestry TEP brochure is available here.

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Urban TEP aims to promote new opportunities to enable the creation and safeguarding of liveable cities.