The new generation of Earth observation information systems for the first time provides quick access to decades of data. Using these to understand our planet and make decisions is the next big challenge. The first step is to deliver flexible and robust systems designed to change the way government, industry, and researchers make decisions.
The Data Observatory in collaboration with CSIRO collaborate for the implementation and enablement of the Data Cube (open source solution containing decades of high-quality Earth observation data), in order to support decision-making using satellite images.
Open Data Cube (earth and marine satellite data monitoring):
Data Observatory and the Chilean office of the Australian agency for scientific development, CSIRO, signed a strategic partnership for developing a revolutionary OpenDataCube project for earth and marine satellite monitoring in Chile which in its initial phase used Landsat satellite data from Chile to progress in the investigation of matters such as water, drought, agriculture, red tides, and urban development, at different locations. The project will be carried out in three stages, beginning with the development of an open data cube prototype, making it completely available for Chilean society, and connecting it to other open data cubes that are being developed in Latin America.
Earth Analysis Interoperability Lab – EAIL (open satellite data for space agencies):
In alliance with CSIRO, DO is collaborating with the development of a platform that aims at collecting open satellite data, and making it available on a new platform, which is to be used by 34 space agencies that are members of CEOS, the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites.
FACH Hackathon (virtual applied data science tournament for academia and society):
Virtual contest organized by the Chilean Air Force’s Aerial Survey Facility (SAF), Data Observatory, and the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI), in alliance with the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, the Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CSIRO Chile – the local office for the Australian research agency – and Fundación País Digital. It included the participation of 47 teams that designed solutions for climate problems such as forest fires in outer metropolitan areas, glacier retraction, and wetland degradation, with the use of satellite imagery.