News and events
WEkEO at the European Space Week
The European Space Week (EUSW) will take place in Helsinki (Finland) on 3-5 December. The EUSW is an international event for European space programs in which policy makers, space experts and user communities participate. WEkEO will be present at the General Assembly and the EUSW Hackathon.
EUSW Hackathon – Galileo and Copernicus Innovation Challenge
There will be a 48-hour hackathon hosted by the European Commission during the EU Space Week 2019. Participants will develop prototypes concerning European Emergency Apps. Some examples are location-based emergency alerts, safe routes for emergency responders, etc. WEkEO will provide access to Copernicus data and cloud infrastructure. Experts from Copernicus and the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (EGNSS) will support participants in the development of their ideas. There will also be emergency response professionals and business coaches. WEkEO will offer on-site and remote technical support for the participants at the EUSW hackathon.
More information can be found at: https://euspaceweek.eu/programme/eusw-hackathon/
A WEkEO webinar has been prepared for the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS-yWWKsaF0
EU Space Week General Assembly
On 3rd December, WEkEO will be present at the Meet the Experts sessions that are part of the General Assembly Copernicus Relay and Academy. In these sessions, EU Space Week participants will have the chance to meet representatives of organizations related to the Copernicus ecosystem.
Find out more and register at: https://euspaceweek.eu/general-assembly/
Take part in the #Oceanhack
Work with an ocean of data without getting your feet wet!
The #Oceanhack will take place in Tallinn (Estonia) on the 22-24 November 2019. The challenge is to create solutions to problems that currently affect the Baltic Sea. In order to develop their projects, participants will use Copernicus Marine data and WEkEO.
Data visualisations, hardware, mobile or web apps can be proposed. Innovative ideas that use artificial intelligence or machine learning are particularly welcomed.
This hackathon is funded by the EU Copernicus Programme and organised through a partnership of EUMETSAT, the Copernicus Marine Service and the Estonian Environment Agency . The #OceanHack is powered by Garage48.
Find out more and register at: http://garage48.org/events/copernicus-oceanhack
Sign up for the Copernicus Hackathon & Climathon
On October 25th-26th a 2nd edition of the Copernicus Hackathon and Climathon will take place in two different locations in France: Toulouse and Bordeaux.
- The Climathon is focused on climate change and is part of a global event that takes place in 120 cities worldwide.
- The Copernicus Hackathon promotes the use of satellite data to develop new applications and services related to Earth Observation.
The challenges to solve are related to the following topics: Climate and Health, New Climate Risks, Urban Heat Sources, Green Travel Routes, Urban Soft Mobility, among others. In order to find solutions to these challenges, participants can rely on the experience of climate and space experts as well as business coaches. This event is organised by Aerospace Valley , EIT Climate-KIC and EPITECH . As a partner of the Copernicus Hackathon & Climathon, WEkEO provides the access to the Copernicus data and cloud infrastructure for the participants.
Find out more and register at: www.booster-nova.com/copernicushackathonclimathon/
First Copernicus Eyes on Earth Roadshow
On the 12th and 13th June 2019, WEkEO representatives attended the first Copernicus Eyes on Earth Roadshow that took place in Darmstadt (Germany) at EUMETSAT headquarters. This event was the first of a series of five roadshows that will take place in EU Member States between 2019 and 2020. The aim of these events is to promote the use of Copernicus data and its applications.
At Copernicus Eyes on Earth Roadshows, general audiences can learn about Earth Observation and understand how the Copernicus Programme helps to protect the Earth’s environment. Participants can also be informed about business opportunities in the geospatial industry. For audiences already involved in the Earth Observation sector, Copernicus Eyes on Earth Roadshows give them the opportunity to share their knowledge with other space data professionals and meet with experts in Copernicus related-areas. In this event there were several expo areas, business presentations, networking sessions and business cases masterclasses. WEkEO had a stand where participants could see demos on how to use WEkEO and ask questions about the DIAS.
More information and registration for future Copernicus Eyes on Earth Roadshows can be found in the following links. The second event will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (24-25 September 2019) and the third roadshow will be in Tallinn, Estonia (3-4 October 2019).
Successful kick-off for the WEkEO Services and Operations contract
WEkEO is the EU Copernicus DIAS reference service for environmental data, virtual processing environments and skilled user support. WEkEO is based on a distributed open architecture concept, federative and scalable, implemented by European industry. WEkEO responds to the requirements for the DIAS as defined by the European Commission and is funded through the Copernicus Programme. On April 16th, the ITT1 (Invitation to tender), which covers WEkEO infrastructure (where EUMETSAT is the lead) was successfully awarded. More information
EGU General Assembly 2019: WEkEO Stand
The EGU (European Geosciences Union) General Assembly 2019, taking place in Vienna (Austria) on 7–12 April 2019, will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The meeting’s sessions, typically over 500, cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, as well as energy and resources.
The Copernicus Marine Service and WEkEO (an EU cloud computing platform with all the Copernicus Programme data) will have stands at the event to promote their Earth observation data and services. The goal is to raise awareness about the two services particularly amongst young scientists.This annual event attracts over 14,000 scientists from all over the world, of which more than half are early career scientists. Each annual General Assembly typically has around 4500 oral presentations, over 10,000 posters, and around 1000 presentations.
Both stands will be present from April 7-12, with multiple representatives present to answer questions and present the services. WEkEO, which is implemented by EUMETSAT, ECMWF, and Mercator Ocean, will have have representatives from the three services present.
December 2018: Check our WEkEO latest updates!
As planned in our roadmap (https://www.wekeo.eu/offer), the WEkEO Copernicus DIAS Service has open since early December 2018 a new service release, including new functionalities and products to help users better understand the earth environment, to maintain a state-of-the-art portfolio, and to better meet user needs from various communities ranging from research to the public and private sector.
Try WEkEO at AtmosHack2018 Hackathon
Copernicus AtmosHack is funded by the EU’s Copernicus Programme and has been organised through a partnership of EUMETSAT, the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), the FMI, and the University of Helsinki.
For this event, the participants will create projects on WEkEO, a newly launched platform that provides access to Copernicus datasets and cloud-based processing resources.
Apply for the Early Adopter Programme
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Check out the current roadmap for the WEkEO Platform.
Launch of the WEkEO Copernicus DIAS Service
The Baveno event, taking place on June 20-21 2018 in Baveno, Italy, is organised by the European Commission DG GROW and aims to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Baveno Manifesto, the document which gave birth to the Copernicus programme. The Baveno Manifesto was a declaration signed by several European Space agencies in Baveno, Italy in 1998, calling for a long-term commitment to the development of Space-based environmental monitoring services. The event will be an occasion to reflect on the road travelled so far and to look into the future.
Five new platforms called DIAS (Data Information Access Service) will also be launched at this occasion. DIAS is a new initiative from the European Commission to provide single access point to all Copernicus data and information, alongside processing resources, tools and other relevant data.
As key organizations in the Copernicus Programme, EUMETSAT, ECMWF and Mercator Océan have combined their long-standing experience to develop one of the DIAS platforms, the WEkEO Copernicus DIAS service, the EU's DIAS reference portal for environmental data, virtual environments for data processing and skilled user support.
Industry information videoconference at ECMWF
ECMWF will shortly be releasing an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for implementing part of the WEkEO platform, and will be holding a web-based industry information videoconference to give an overview of the forthcoming ITT and the workings of the procurement process. More here.
Industry day at EUMETSAT
EUMETSAT, ECMWF and Mercator Océan held an information day for European industry, representatives of other Copernicus service providers and future users on their WEkEO DIAS platform at its Darmstadt headquarters on 24 April 2018. More here.
Information day at EUMETSAT
EUMETSAT, ECMWF and Mercator Océan held an information day for European industry, representatives of other Copernicus service providers and future users on their WEkEO DIAS platform at its Darmstadt headquarters on 10 November 2017. More here.