WEkEO is the EU Copernicus DIAS reference service for environmental data, virtual processing environments and skilled user support. A platform for all audiences.
WEkEO continues to expand its value offer as new tools are made available on its platform. Users will now be able to take advantage of WEkEO Plugins for CliMetLab and the xcube Python package. Combined, these tools enable facilitated access to Copernicus data and provide new ways to visualise and interact with multiple datasets at once.
Earlier this summer, our User Experience and Capacity Development Manager Fabrice Messal introduced the main tools of WEkEO to an audience of journalists, data visualisers and researchers, illustrating how they can take advantage of Earth Observation data for storytelling.
On 22 and 23 June, almost 400 participants joined the WEkEO hackathon 2023, taking on the challenge to design innovative data-intense solutions to positively impact our environment. Among the winning solutions we count prediction models on changing scenarios of critical coastal ecosystems, educational solutions using EO data to highlight environmental impacts and a novel use of WEkEO data to train AI models for hyperlocal weather forecasts.
In a compelling and informative interview, Dr. Zina Mitraka, Assistant Researcher working on the Copernicus for Urban Resilience in Europe (CURE) project, sheds light on the purpose and future perspectives of the Horizon 2020-funded initiative, highlighting the pivotal role of WEkEO in building climate-resilient cities across Europe for the benefit of their citizens.