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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.
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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)

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TERRADUE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 420 687,50

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

EUROPEAN UNION SATELLITE CENTRE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 265 930

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 199 375

DEIMOS SPACE UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 100 647,50

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 199 650

DEIMOS ENGENHARIA S.A.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 421 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 776280

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 998 540

  • EU contribution

    € 1 998 540

Coordinated by:

DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL

Spain