Land Monitoring

Who are we?

Land Monitoring can refer to the monitoring of urban, built-up and natural environments to identify certain features or changes over areas of interest as well as to the assessment of natural resources. Land Monitoring is a transversal issue common to a number of user communities; the main aim is to provide useful information to those entities that have to make informed decisions to address environmental, scientific, humanitarian, health, political and security issues as well as to adopt sustainable management practices.

In this scenario, Earth Observation (EO) data play an important role and activities related to their exploitation are currently coordinated by European programmes such as Copernicus.


Why we need EVER-EST

The rapidly increasing amount and variety of data suitable for Land Monitoring coming from satellites and other sources has created new challenges such as the management and exploitation of extremely large and complex datasets, the extraction of knowledge from very large volumes of data in a timely manner, and the development of on-line collaborative environments (based on cloud computing) to support it.

The Land Monitoring community has a requirement to exploit this increasingly large amount of data. A key element is the development of automatic tools for data management and processing which need to be integrated into the entire data chain in order to reduce the amount of human and economic resources required, and to deal efficiently with data analysis procedures.

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