Earth Observation (EO) satellite missions provide an unprecedented increase volume of data production leading to new capabilities to monitor & analyze the health of our planet. However, these massive volumes of data are complex to analyze and are not accessible.
Copernicus is the European Union's Earth Observation Programme. Thanks to a variety of technologies, from satellites in space to measurement systems on the ground, in the sea and in the air, the programme delivers operational data and information services openly and freely in a wide range of application areas.
Earth Observation data is valuable for journalist’s reports to the public. Taking advantage of the improved temporal frequency and spatial cover of the Sentinel satellite sensors SnapEarth aims to assimilate latest spaceborne retrieved information to support journalists in their work in near real time.
The SnapEarth project intends to use social media to provide a fast-moving flow of project news to various online communities and to reach the widest audience possible and especially end users and other stakeholders.
The Kick off Meeting of the SnapEarth project was held on 19-20 December in Paris at the QWANT headquarters. The project is financed under the H2020 program (DT-SPACE-01-EO-2018-2020) and the project duration is planned for 30 months.