Interdisciplinary workshop for journalists

25 February 2021

CERTH in cooperation with the Department of Journalism and Mass Media of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Greece, is organizing an interdisciplinary workshop on novel non-invasive technologies assisted by Artificial Intelligence and natural language methods for the Earth Observation data analysis.

DATE: March 18th, 2021



Today, Earth Observation (EO) data are freely available in large quantities. However, the main obstacle to their use by the general public is that these data are sometimes hard to access, and a precise image can be hard to find from the large amount of data available. In addition, the data cannot always be exploited due to weather conditions, and its interpretation can be challenging (different bands, resolution and geometry, etc.). Another reason why these data are not widely used by the general public is that they are not currently highlighted by search engines (e.g. a query returns almost no results from EO).


SnapEarth project aims to facilitate access to Earth Observation (EO) data from the general public thanks to EO data labelling and indexation innovations and access from the Qwant search engine. Alongside, this project aims to bring out new values through large-scale earth observation data services and to anticipate future priorities by leveraging artificial intelligence, cloud computing technologies and tools. SnapEarth introduces a novel and innovative approach for those who want to use EO data as it enables the automatic extraction of semantic information from satellite imagery, which will be accessible to a wide range of user communities.
SnapEarth introduces several pilot projects, among which is the EarthPress pilot. This pilot aims to deliver value-added products to editors and journalists allowing them to enrich the content of their publications and articles. Such contents tailored to specific user needs will be notably based on EO data (e.g., disaster extent maps, background imagery) and aggregated information from social media, websites, etc. on a given topic. This solution will provide added value data to the media industry allowing them to disseminate the success of Copernicus to the citizens. Other pilot projects introduced in SnapEarth concern the implementation of services to support climate monitoring activities, agricultural monitoring activities and create a forecast report to predict future changes in the area of interest.


March 18th, 2021


Virtual Room

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

You can also dial in using your phone:
Greece: +30 21 0 300 2693
Access Code: 892-262-549


Maria Tsourma:
Anastasios Drosou:

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