On 18 May 2021 DeepCube participated in the Big Data from Space (BiDS) 2021 virtual conference, co-organized by the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). The project was introduced by our Coordinator, Dr. Ioannis Papoutsis (Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens) during Session 1 “From Insights to Foresight” chaired by Xiaoxiang Zhu, German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Following the keynote speech on digital twins of the earth system by Peter Bauer (Deputy Director Research Department ECMWF), Dr. Papoutsis explained the motivation and objectives of DeepCube, as well as the opportunities and challenges for Deep Learning in Earth Observation and presented an overview of the project’s technologies and Use Cases.

Two more DeepCube partners participated in BiDS Session 1 – Alejandro Diaz of Murmuration and Professor Manolis Koubarakis of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Alejandro Diaz spoke about the correlation between satellite and in-situ measurements, studying CO and CO2 observations from Sentinel-5P, OCO-2 (Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2) and ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) in-situ data. Professor Koubarakis presented the H2020 project ExtremeEarth, deploying Artificial Intelligence and Big Data technologies for Copernicus data.