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Big-data Earth observation Technology and Tools Enhancing Research and development

Objective

The main objective of BETTER is to implement an EO Big Data intermediate service layer devoted to harnessing the potential of the Copernicus and Sentinel European EO data directly from the needs of the users.
BETTER aims to go beyond the implementation of generic Big Data tools and incorporate those tools with user experience, expertise and resources to deliver an integrated Big Data intermediate service layer. This layer will deliver customized solutions denominated Data Pipelines for large volume EO and non-EO datasets access, retrieval, processing, analysis and visualisation. The BETTER solutions will focus in addressing the full data lifecycle needs associated with EO Big Data to bring more downstream users to the EO market and maximise exploitation of the current and future Copernicus data and information services.
BETTER developments will be driven by a large number of Big Data Challenges to be set forward by the users deeply involved in addressing the Key Societal Challenges.
The World Food Programme, the European Union Satellite Centre and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Zurich working in the areas of Food Security, Secure Societies and GeoHazards will be the challenge promoters. During the project each promoter will introduce 9 challenges, 3 in each project year, with an additional nine brought by the “Extending the market” task, in a total of 36 challenges. The Data Pipelines will be deployed on top of a mature EO data and service support ecosystem which has been under consolidation from previous R&D activities. The ecosystem and its further development in the scope of BETTER rely on the experience and versatility of the consortium team responsible for service/tool development from DEIMOS and Terradue. This is complemented by Fraunhofer Institute’s experience in Big Data systems, which brings to the consortium transversal knowledge extraction technologies and tools that will help bridge the current gap between the EO and ICT sectors.

Call for proposal

H2020-EO-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL
Address
Ronda De Poniente, Edificio Fiteni Vi, 2, 2º 19
28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid)
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 90 625

Participants (7)

TERRADUE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 420 687,50
Address
Via Ravenna 34
00161 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN UNION SATELLITE CENTRE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 265 930
Address
Avenida De Cadiz Ed 457-Base Aerea De Torrejon
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
Italy
EU contribution
€ 199 375
Address
Via C.g. Viola 68
00148 Rome
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DEIMOS SPACE UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 647,50
Address
Building R103 Fermi Avenue
OX11 0QR Harwell Oxford Oxfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 199 650
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEIMOS ENGENHARIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 421 625
Address
Avenida D Joao Ii Lote 1 17 01, Edificio Torre Zen, 10Th
1998 023 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)