TELEIOS—VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR EARTH OBSERVATION DATA
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, INFORMATION SOCIETY AND MEDIA DIRECTORATE-GENERAL, FP7-ICT-2009-5 COLLABORATIVE PROJECT, GA : Νο 257662 TELEIOS
303.000 EUR (NOA Budget)
The project TELEIOS consisted a fundamental action that supported the definition, and the development of the basic processes of the innovative FIREHUB system of services of the BEYOND Center of Excellence , which offers real-time fire monitoring and burnt scar mapping applications; the FIREHUB system has awarded the Best Challenge Service award in the Copernicus Master's competition of 2014.
The project integrated high level IT science in image Data Base and data modelling techniques, in order to achieve rapid access and improved processing in real time of big volumes of satellite data (Tbytes of MSG SEVIRI images are processed during the fire season / Gbytes of images on a daily basis) which are collected at the acquisition stations operated by the BEYOND Center of Excellence. The project gave conceptual and algorithmic solutions wrt to the operational detection and real time monitoring of fires on a 5 minutes basis. It delivered a methodology to cope with uncertainty issues concerning the classification of active fires and also resolving time/spatial related inconsistencies in fire detection. To this end the research integrated time series analysis of fire detections and also combined the returned detections with underlying knowledge and geo-spatial information from the affected ecosystems. It delivered a fully automatic processing chain, the TELEIOS system, that incorporates data processing and uncertainty modelling tools for the delivery of fire detection and fire monitoring products in rush mode avoiding completely the human intervention in the data classification and product delivery processes. For this, appropriate ontologies using RDF/SPARQL, as well as image DataBase technologies such as MonetDB were integrated in the TELEIOS system architecture.