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TELEIOS

Project reference: 257662
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Virtual Observatory Infrastructure for Earth Observation Data [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2010-09-01 to 2013-08-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 732 257

EU contribution:

EUR 2 847 345

Coordinated in:

Greece

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-5

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Building a Virtual Observatory: a powerful information system for managing very large amounts of satellite earth observation data.

Earth observation data has increased considerably over the last decades as satellite sensors collect and transmit back to Earth many gigabytes of data per day. The aim of project TELEIOS is to increase the usability of the terabytes of satellite images lying dormant in archives by automating the relevant data management, integration and knowledge discovery tasks. The main innovation of project TELEIOS is the development of a Virtual Observatory infrastructure that goes beyond the current state of the art Earth Observation portals and Image Information Mining systems.

Objective

Earth observation data have increased considerably over the last decades with satellite sensors collecting and transmitting back to Earth several terabytes of data per day. This data acquisition rate is a major challenge to existing data management, exploitation and dissemination approaches used by various agencies such as ESA, NASA and European national space agencies. The availability of earth observation data now outstrips the availability of human intelligence to exploit it.\n\nTo make the available petabytes of EO data easily accessible by an even larger group of end user applications, the proposed project will design and implement a Virtual Observatory infrastructure for EO data. The Virtual Observatory will use state-of-the art scalable DBMS technology to store and query raw image data, image metadata and symbolic representations of images capturing their content and its semantics. We will develop efficient algorithms to integrate images with relevant geospatial data sets, and to discover knowledge which currently lies dormant in EO archives. Because satellite instruments transmit data continuously, we will pay special attention to the streaming nature of EO data and will make significant contributions to querying streams of EO images and relevant geospatial data sets.\n\nOur advances to the state of the art are demonstrated in two use cases: "A Virtual Observatory for TerraSAR-X data" and "Real-time fire monitoring based on continuous acquisitions of satellite images in combination with geospatial data".\n\nWith the support of the European Space Agency, EO scientists will be involved in our project throughout its entire life-time, from requirements definition, through development to testing and validation, thus making sure that the our results have a lasting impact in the EO community.

Related information

Coordinator

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
University Campus, Ilisia 6
Athens, Greece
Administrative contact: MANOLIS KOUBARAKIS
Tel.: +30 210 7275213
Fax: +30 210 7275214
E-mail

Participants

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
HANSASTRASSE 27C
MUNCHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Christoph Schulte
Tel.: +49 8912052728
Fax: +49 8912057534
E-mail
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Linder Hoehe
KOELN, Germany
Administrative contact: Gudrun Holtmanns
Tel.: +49 8153 28 2635
Fax: +49 8153 28 1853
E-mail
NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS
Greece
LOFOS NYMFON
ATHINA, Greece
Administrative contact: Ioanna Kolliakou
Tel.: +30 210 3256225
Fax: +30 210 3256212
E-mail
ADVANCED COMPUTER SYSTEMS A.C.S. S.P.A.
Italy
Via della Bufalotta 378
ROMA, Italy
Administrative contact: Ugo Di Giammatteo
Tel.: +39 06 87090944
Fax: +39 06 87201502
E-mail
STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR WISKUNDE EN INFORMATICA
Netherlands
Science Park 123
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Margriet Brouwer
Tel.: +31 20 5924253
Fax: +31 20 5924199
E-mail
Record Number: 95563 / Last updated on: 2014-11-10