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  • Carble – Rewarding Smallholder Coffee Farmers for Storing Carbon
    on 29 Sep '22

    Climate change is a global emergency that goes beyond national borders. It is an issue that requires international cooperation and coordinated solutions at all levels. One of the main drivers of climate change is deforestation. If tropical deforestation was a country, it would rank 3rd in CO2 emissions, only behind China and the United States of America. Carbon emissions from land-use change are so high that in most cases they make up two-thirds of the total carbon footprint of a bag of roasted coffee.

  • Yahweh’s Virtual Navigator – Supporting Climate-Friendly Maritime Shipping
    on 27 Sep '22

    Yahweh’s Virtual Navigator (YVN) helps to reduce ships’ fuel consumption and reduce emissions by analysing wave pattern data from Sentinel-3. The planned course of a voyage, the speed of the ship, and the pitch of its propeller can be adjusted with minimum human intervention. This enables the ship to exploit rough conditions to its advantage and consume less fuel.

  • UrbanSens – Tackling Heat-Related Challenges in Urban Areas
    on 22 Sep '22

    Climate change is putting more than 200 million people worldwide at risk of rising temperatures that can lead to higher rates of heat-related illness and death. UrbanSens has specialised in the issue of the ever-increasing urban heat islands effect. Its aim is to provide cities with data to take preventive action against rising temperatures in urban areas. In 2021, the company was announced the winner of the Copernicus Masters DLR “Environment, Energy and Health” Challenge.

  • GNSS and Super-Resolution of Satellite Images: A New Solution for Precision Agriculture
    on 17 Aug '22

    GENUINE adopts an innovative approach based on deep learning to reduce the resolution gap between UAV and satellite images. The service generates prescription maps for estimating crop vitality and the fertiliser and water required.

  • Water Quality Monitoring Through Earth Observation
    on 03 Aug '22

    Waterjade provides monitoring and prediction services for water resources that help its customers optimise the water supply. Especially industrial companies that extensively use water in their daily applications, such as...

  • Important News to Earth Observers!
    on 08 Jul '22

    The Copernicus Masters competition has extended its submission phase until 13 July 2022, 23:59 CEST. ⏰ That also means a few extra days to finalise any solutions that have already...

  • UP42 and Airbus Launch Copernicus Masters Challenge for Sustainable Urban Planning
    on 18 May '22

    BERLIN, May 18, 2022 – UP42, a leading geospatial developer platform and marketplace, and its parent company Airbus are teaming up for the Copernicus Masters Challenge. Their Sustainable Urban Planning...

  • Copernicus Masters 2022 Submissions Open From 11 April: Promoting Earth Observation Innovation in Europe
    on 11 Apr '22

    Update 8 July 2022: Submission deadline extended until 13 July 2022 11:59 PM CEST For the 12th time, the Copernicus Masters is opening its submissions to award innovative solutions that...

  • Orbiter wins Copernicus Masters 2021 competition: A Mobile Earth Visualisation App for Everyone
    on 15 Dec '21

    The Copernicus Masters network is pleased to announce this year’s overall competition winner, Orbiter, the solution that also won the 2021 ESA Challenge. Orbiter offers an Earth visualisation app for...

  • Copernicus Masters Overall Winner 2021 to be Announced Soon
    on 23 Nov '21

    We are counting down the days until the end of this year’s Copernicus Masters competition. Over 700 participants submitted their innovative solutions and various prizes will be awarded to the...

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