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Semantic EO Data Web Alert and Retrieval Framework

Objective

Technological advances in remote sensing have increased the availability of satellite images with different spatiotemporal and spectral characteristics.There is difficulty for retrieving the most appropriate data for each user's needs.One key challenge is to connect the quantitative information of the EO images with the qualitative (high-level user queries) and be able to mine these connections in big archives.An inherent question arises; how to retrieve EO images based on user semantically aware questions.Content based EO image retrieval techniques have been introduced for bridging the gap between low-level image features and high-level queries.The main constraint of the existing approaches is the generalization of the problem.The formulated ontologies are not focused on the constraints of EO images.The main objective of SEO-DWARF is to realize the content-based search of EO images on an application specific basis.The marine application domain and data from Sentinels 1,2,3, ENVISAT will be used.Queries such as “Calculate the rate of increasing chlorophyll in the NATURA area” will be answered by the SEO-DWARF, helping users to retrieve the appropriate EO images for their specific needs or alert them when a specific phenomenon occurs.The research contains the:a) ontology formalization for the specific research topics,b) determination of the semantic queries for the application domains,c) algorithm development for extracting metadata from the EO images,d) design of an architecture of the platform to perform the semantic image retrieval and storage and management of the extracted metadata.All four aspects will be integrated in an innovative and user-friendly web based platform enabling the users to retrieve images for marine applications or register for a semantic alert.A strong and experienced research team, of 4 academic and 5 industrial partners, coming from Greece(3), Italy(2), Germany(1), France(1), Cyprus(1) and Switzerland(1) constitute the project’s consortium.

Field of science

  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy/metaphysics/ontology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

PLANETEK ITALIA SRL
Address
Via Massaua 12
70132 Bari
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 216 000

Participants (9)

PLANETEK HELLAS ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS YPIRESIES CHARTOGRAFISIS MESO DORYFOROU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Leoforos Kifissias 44
15125 Maroussi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 252 000
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 189 000
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI ALDO MORO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 171 000
Address
Piazza Umberto I 1
70121 Bari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TWT GMBH SCIENCE & INNOVATION
Germany
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Ernsthaldenstrasse 17
70565 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
I-SEA
France
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
25 Rue Marcel Issartier, Bordeau Technowest
33700 Merignac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLOUDSIGMA AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 128 295
Address
Badenerstrasse 549
8048 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLOUDSIGMA LTD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 87 705
Address
20 Budapest Street Fl 1 Ap 4
1505 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)