30 March 2018 - 03 June 2018
The LandSense Challenge targets individuals, web-entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs coming from all participating Horizon 2020 countries to present innovative IT solutions addressing one of the three LandSense domains: Urban Landscape Dynamic, Agricultural Land Use, and Forest & Habitat Monitoring.
The challenge focuses on using data streams from the LandSense Citizen Observatory, the Sentinel Hub Service or other relevant EO data sources to design novel Land Use/Land Cover solutions for a range of applications within the selected domains.
Each of the finalists will receive:
The team with the best pitch in Geneva will receive:
The first stage calls for ideas and invites participants to submit proposals for IT-based LULC solutions within one of three LandSense domains. Proposals (up to 2 pages long) should be submitted to the LandSense team by Friday 30 March 2018 (5pm CET), using the following email address: .
Please see the LandSense Challenge Application Form for further details.
In the second stage, the LandSense expert jury will select 4 proposals and announce the finalists on Friday 27 April 2018 (5pm CET). The finalists will be invited to the event in Geneva.
|Deadline for submission of proposals:||Friday 30 March 2018, 17:00 CET|
|Invitation of selected finalists until:||Friday 27 April 2018, 17:00 CET|
|Challenge date in Geneva:||Sunday 3 June 2018|
The LandSense Innovation Challenge, based on a Hackathon concept,supports knowledge sharing through a one-day event where participants can present and share their technical capabilities, innovation and creativity. The objectives of the LandSense Innovation Challenge are to: i) Promote the best 4 pitch presentations that could have a clear business impact ii) Create awareness about the LandSense project objectives and outcomes iii) Foster the community spirit within the LandSense Citizen Observatory
LandSense is building an innovative citizen observatory to uncover the collective potential of citizen-powered science and satellite imagery to improve the way we see, map and understand the world. The LandSense Citizen Observatory, funded by the Horizon 2020 program, will offer modern community-based environmental monitoring tools and information systems to help transform decision making. Through Earth Observation (EO)-driven mobile applications, LandSense promotes citizens to not only play a key role in environmental monitoring, but also to be directly involved in the co-creation of such applications. Currently within the EU’s EO monitoring framework, especially in the domain of Land Use Land Cover (LULC) dynamics, there is a need for low-cost methods for acquiring high quality in-situ data to create timely, accurate and well-validated environmental monitoring products. LandSense aims to disrupt the EO data economy by creating marketable solutions that can provide a step-change in LULC monitoring activities both within and beyond Europe.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 689812
Last edited: 12 March 2018
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