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Fostering Earth Observation market uptake thanks to natural and holistic access to added value data generated through cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technologies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870373

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2019

  • End date

    31 May 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.

H2020-EU.2.1.6.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 688 173,21

  • EU contribution

    € 1 995 031,26

Coordinated by:

QWANT

France

Objective

SnapEarth will unlock new value, derive actionable service ideas on top of EO big data collections, and anticipate future
priorities by leveraging cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence and Cloud technologies and tools. Thanks to an innovative cloud
agnostic product, SafeScale that is already operational on Copernicus RUS project led by CSSI, users and service providers
on top of SnapEarth will benefit, in a transparent way, from processing platforms and data collections provided by any of the
future C-DIAS and any cloud provider. This cloud brokering solution is providing a performant, cost effective environment,
also protecting their investment, for the future third parties which are building their own services. The major breakthrough of
SnapEarth comes with a new data analytics service, EarthSignature, which aims to automatically extract semantic
information from satellite imagery. The extracted semantic information will be indexed by QWANT search engine and then
be easily accessible to a wide range of user communities. EO experts and third parties will be able to train deep learning
processing chains using their database of labelled EO images. The database will be near real time enriched. Therefore,
SnapEarth allows the market move from analysing EO Big Data towards realizing Fast Data. It makes possible to buy basic
imagery analysis as a commodity – much like we buy foundation data today. Several user communities are ready to engage
in this new approach. SnapEarth proposes already several pilots projects. The first one (EarthSearch) will boost QWANT
number of users through access to this wealth of data through natural language. The second one (EarthPress) involves
press users who are very interested having contextual data linked to news. The following ones are linked to several EO
vertical markets: EarthClimate, Agri, and Food. The last one EarthSelf-service is dedicated to professional third parties in the
same model of the DIAS but ensuring independence.

Coordinator

QWANT

Address

7 Rue Spontini
75116 Paris

France

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 453 628,88

Participants (6)

KAPITECH SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 255 325,50

CS SYSTEMES D INFORMATION SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 466 200

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 270 375

CS ROMANIA SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 266 039,38

MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 107 325

ISARDSAT SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 176 137,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870373

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2019

  • End date

    31 May 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.

H2020-EU.2.1.6.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 688 173,21

  • EU contribution

    € 1 995 031,26

Coordinated by:

QWANT

France