Copernicus Masters Newsletter


This year's Copernicus Masters edition is seeking pioneering ideas, enthusiastic entrepreneurs and inventors using Earth observation data for business and society-related purposes. The 2016 competition combines spaceborne data with other data sources, in order to make the most valuable service available. This generated intelligence provides multiple application fields, especially in regards to environment, natural resources and sustainable living. Take a close look at the DLR Environment, Energy and Health Challenge and the Sustainable Living Challenge by the Satellite Applications Catapult, as they are in search of revolutionary ideas and solutions that benefit society in the respective fields. Get inspired by former winners and see how they take their business of the ground. Get ready for the 2016 #CopernicusMasters and use your chance to win outstanding prizes!

Your Copernicus Masters Team
Using the Intelligence Copernicus Data Provides for Sustainable Living, Energy, Environment and Health

Sustainable energy and the protection of our natural resources are predominant topics of today's society. What do hydroelectric power plants, spatial planning authorities, health personnel and biodiversity researches have in common all around the globe? The demand for accurate, timely and continuous information on a large scale over long periods of time, in brief EO data ...
The DLR Environment, Energy and Health Challenge

The Challenge is in search of new pathbreaking Earth observation applications dealing with climate change and the mapping of the environment. Participants are welcome to submit innovative ways to link remote-sensing-based products and services with user needs ...
Sustainable Living Challenge by the Satellite Applications Catapult

This Challenge from the Satellite Applications Catapult is seeking innovative solutions that tackle the key challenges in the fields of agriculture, smart cities and resilient infrastructure and natural resource management the growing global population is facing. Solutions that combine EO imagery with other data sources are especially in favour ...
Success Stories
DeforestAction: Crowdsourced Rainforest Monitoring Platform

The Ideas Challenge winner and overall winner 2011, DeforestAction, combines the forces of Earth observation with social media, human computation and collaborative intelligence. Through the use and integration of near real-time satellite data, the monitoring platform is able to aid capturing illegal deforestation ...
Tackling the Challenges of Fresh Water Pollution with Data from Space

Fresh water is a natural resource many parts of the Earth already lack today. At the same time the pollution of fresh water lakes with cyanobacteria is a serious global threat. As this tendency is increasing, the Ideas Challenge 2014 winner CyanoLakes provides a solution that functions as a public warning system for cyanobacteria relying on satellite-based data ...
Novel Technique for Mapping Water Resources from Space

The world's first complete mapping of Australia's Great Barrier Reef was accomplished by EOMAP, multiple Copernicus Masters winner, with its operational satellite-derived bathymetry service ...
Smart Voice Recognition: Wave 1.0 now available in the App Store

The Seamless Cities App Camp 2014 and ESA App Challenge 2015 winner, Wave, is now officially part of the App store. This represents a huge step in the development of the innovative iOS voice assistant application. Wave is specialised in providing intuitive and wide-ranging information of a customised smart city guide using EO and in situ data for the city of Vienna that fits in any pocket ...
Additional Opportunities
Join the #1 Space Incubator!

We seek entrepreneurs using space technologies in a non-space environment. That doesn't mean rocket science, but applies to multiple application fields. So letīs see how much space is hidden in your innovative business idea! Apply now and receive EUR 50K funding ...
Featured Events
Join the Copernicus Master & ESNC Info Day on 2 June @ European Space Solutions

Don't miss the opportunity to learn about the opportunities offered by Europe's largest innovation competitions for Satellite Navigation (ESNC) and Earth Observation (Copernicus Masters) by joining the dedicated side session of the European Space Solutions ...
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