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DataCube Service for Copernicus

Objective

Copernicus has boosted the availability of Earth Observation data both in terms of quality as well as quantity. This has, on the one hand, unleashed new opportunities for intermediate business users (IBUs), who provide services to an inherently diverse group of end users. On the other hand, however, the handling of big data volumes, the integration of data streams from different sources, and the generation of high-quality information from the novel sensors of the Sentinels pose significant technical and scientific challenges to many IBUs. The lacking expert skills often hinder the user uptake of Copernicus products and services and eventually impede economic growth of the sector.
The DataCube Service for Copernicus project (DCS4COP) addresses these obstacles by implementing the Copernicus Water DataCube Service (CoWaDaCS) - the first instance of a new service model, integrating Sentinel data, Copernicus Service data and user supplied data in a DataCube system. The offered service comprises Processing as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), consultancy and training. It is targeting the value-adding Earth Observation industry and public organisations at highly competitive costs and with user-friendly interfaces, which can be tailored to specific needs.

Capitalising on the scientific achievements of the recent FP-7 funded HIGHROC research project and operated by experienced service providing institutions, CoWaDaCS will demonstrate the value of satellite Earth Observation data for the market segment of coastal and inland water services. Currently this market is largely underexploited due to market blockages and offers a large growth potential. The combination of access to high quality data, wide selection of thematic data layers, state-of-the-art tools and unrivalled expertise in the domain and exploiting cutting edge IT solutions, will allow IBUs to concentrate on their value-adding downstream business and turn CoWaDaCS into a sustainable service.
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Coordinator

BROCKMANN CONSULT GMBH

Address

Max Planck Strasse 2
21502 Geesthacht

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 509 999,88

Participants (8)

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 178 130

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 259 375

STARLAB BARCELONA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 154 087,50

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 249 178,75

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE

France

EU Contribution

€ 179 498,75

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 271 660

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 776342

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 266 538,75

  • EU contribution

    € 1 981 929,88

Coordinated by:

BROCKMANN CONSULT GMBH

Germany