International Development Workshop & Hackathon

5 September 2022

The members of the SnapEarth project consortium are pleased to invite you to the next workshop, which aims to familiarize participants with the use of EarthSignature platform. SnapEarth project is fully consistent with EC international strategy. Copernicus is a central part of European international cooperation.

The International Development Workshop & Hackathon details:

WHEN: September 20, 2022

TIME: from 10 am to 5:00 pm CEST time

LOCATION: online event, Teams platform (the link to the event on Teams will be sent only to registered people)

If you are interested in issues such as the use of Earth Observation (EO) data along with its combination with artificial intelligence and machine learning, this workshop is just for you!

The event is divided into two parts, where the first part concerns the International Development Workshop that aims to present the main assumptions of the project and a discussion about the possibilities of the platform’s international development. The second part is the Hackathon, where SME units, or individuals, will have the ability to test the EarthSignature platform and then take part in the Hackathon’s challenges. The aim of the Hackathon is to discuss the possibilities of using EO data processed by the EarthSignature platform and allow the participants to present their ideas on how the EarthSignature platform could be used in existing or new services in order to provide additional added-value solutions to the public.

Most of the Hackathon tasks will be focused on the EarthSignature platform. EarthSignature platform is based on Artificial Intelligence (deep learning models) designed to extract biophysical land cover semantic information from satellite imagery. It automatically and accurately maps the images provided by satellites for indexation. All data produced by EarthSignature dataset, including satellite images and metadata from several areas, are automatically indexed and accessible with the EarthSearch Portal.

Event’s Objectives

  • Increase the number of service users in the SnapEarth project
  • Generate and disseminate new business ideas from SnapEarth project data and services
  • Raise awareness of the opportunities offered by Earth Observation data
  • Train potential users in accessing and using the services of the SnapEarth project[1] (e.g.  EarthSignature, EarthSelf & EarthSearch)
  • Disseminate the pilot services that have been implemented throughout the SnapeEarth project (i.e. EarthPress, EarthClimate, EarthAgriculture, EarthFoodSecurity)
  • Disseminate information about the SnapEarth project


  • These challenges are based on the scope of the hackathon and of the SnapEarth project. Through these challenges, the participants shall use the EarthSignature platform and propose the corresponding ideas, based on the scope of each challenge. Additional information are available in the next section.
  • This hackathon is comprised of two challenges that will be presented in the form of a short presentation. The topics of the challenges are:
  1. Presentations of ideas on how the EarthSignature platform can be used for the development of a new service/platform that could add value to the EO data community and in general public
  2. Presentations of ideas on how the EarthSignature platform can be used in already developed services


Participants in the hackathon will receive prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Information soon !!


Below please find the meeting agenda.


International Development Hackathon & Workshop

Enabling Artificial Intelligence (AI) for providing added-value  Earth Observation (EO)  services

20 September 2022




06/09/22 – 19/09/22

Time for test the EarthSignature platform and time to consult CS Group France and Qwant


20/09/2022- Event Day

10:00 - 10:10


Absiskey Polska

10:10 - 10:30

About SnapEarth project - Introduction to the project’s scope


10:30 – 10:50

What are the EO data and how to make practical use of them

Absiskey Polska

10:50 - 11:20

Session #1 - Use of semantic segmentation technology in your work  - Presentation of the EarthSignature, EarthSearch platforms


11:20 -11:50

Session #2 - AI and EO ready Cloud agnostic and highly scalable environments for service development and/or exploitation - Presentation of EarthSelf & Safe Scale services

CS Group France

11:50 - 12:30

Lunch break


12:30 - 14:30

Session #3 - How to use EO data at the European and international level for different solutions on the example of the SnapEarth project (i.e. EarthPress, EarthClimate, EarthAgriculture, EarthFoodSecurity )

Absiskey Polska, CERTH, CS Group Romania, isardSAT

14:30 - 15:30

Hackathon: Pitching session -  Presentations of the hackathon’s participant’s ideas about new solutions using the EarthSignature platform

Event participants

15:30 - 16:00

Final comments & Discussion

Absiskey Polska

16:00 - 17:00

Experts deliberations and announcement of the winners




If you are interested in participating in the workshop and hackathon, register your participation. Read the rules of participation, and download the presentation template.

Files to download


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