The third “Big Data from Space” conference was held by ESA at Tenerife in March 15-17, with a record of an estimated 300 science, industry, and agency participants. EarthServer was represented with a fair booth and a keynote talk on advanced use of standards. Already on the first day, a who's who in EO stopped by for a chat and exchanged. As it turns out, rasdaman, the leading array database technology, was well known and being used for advanced EO services by many institutions all over Europe.
On 16/17 January, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) organized the first hackathon on a Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS). More than 60 participants from research organizations, universities and industries joined for improving accessibility and visualization of GloFAS data by creating new downstream applications.
While we try to get to grips with the ever-increasing “Big Data” deluge we recognize that adequate Web services are a key prerequisite for ubiquitous, flexible, and fast data access. In a massive concertation effort several large European initiatives have teamed up now to address the service challenge. From 12 through 13 November 2015 an inaugural EUDAT Workshop on services for Big Data held successfully at the Supercomputing Center in Barcelona, Spain. Representatives of three decisive Big Data projects - EUDAT, EarthServer, and EPOS - have come together to discuss innovative alternatives for value-adding services.
CITE is one of the technology providers in the EarthServer-2 Project, investing on the big data analytics area while looking into a future where data management and processing services will be provided to their consumers under a unified access paradigm over private-public cloud infrastructures.
The 1h TV documentation Big Earth Data - the digitized planet produced as part of the EarthServer project in cooperation with the german broadcast ZDF/ARTE is in 2nd place of the International Scientific Film Festival in Szolnok, Hungary. The documentary which has been funded by the European Commission and broadcasted in February 2015 is concerned with the chances and challenges dealing with Big Earth Data.
Innovate, Connect, Transform: The Earthserver Initiative will join ICT 2015. Visit us at booth T14 in the Transformation hall! Take the chance to network, follow interesting debates in the conference, hear the latest news, find information about funding opportunities and much more!
ECMWF hosted the second EarthServer-2 project meeting on 8 and 9 October 2015. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, EarthServer-2 aims to offer improved access to Big Earth Data through established web service standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).