Copernicus Masters participation
IAASARS/NOA participated in the Best Service Challenge of the Copernicus-masters competition with the operational EO based fire management service, which was developed in the framework of the BEYOND project. The submitted service is entitled “FireHub: A Space Based Fire Management Hub “, and consists of: the real-time fire detection and monitoring application, the large scale Burnt Scar Mapping during and after wildfires, and the fire smoke dispersion forecasting tool. Details can be found in the accompanying [NOA-FireHub brochure] which was submitted to the competition.
The Copernicus-masters competition, organised by Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen, aims to support the development of market-oriented applications that use data from the European Union's Copernicus programme (previously known as Global Monitoring of Environment and Security, or GMES). Submissions are evaluated by an expert panel and the benefits for the winner of the Best Service Challenge are:
- A substantial satellite data quota worth EUR 40,000 made available with financial support by the European Commission.
- Extensive promotion to the international Copernicus community and dedicated media, including an article on www.earthobservations.org
- Invitation from the Group on Earth Observations to attend the GEO-XI Plenary in Gabon, 12 - 14 November 2014, in order to present the winning service to the audience.