The fourth edition of the Phi-Week ( will take place on 11-15 October 2021 and focuses on how to accelerate the future of Earth Observation (EO), presenting recent developments in EO Open Science and latest trends in EO markets, exploring bold and transformative ideas that ESA’s Φ-lab and Data Applications Division supports and scales up along with researchers, start-ups, industry and private investors.

The main theme of Φ-week 2021 is the New Space economy and associated innovations. The sessions, posters and side-events will highlight how the New Space economy is developing in Europe and alongside competition worldwide, and how it can contribute to the EU Green Deal, Digital Europe Programme, Destination Earth initiative, UN SDGs, and in general to the EU Space Strategy and European space sector.

DeepCube participates in Phi-Week with an e-poster under the topic “AI4EO Learning from Earth Observation Data to understand our planet”. Our e-poster is titled “Hybrid modeling and explainable AI at scale: the DeepCube project” and is available through ESA’s EO Open Science channel on YouTube:

Join the virtual free-to-attend event to gain insight into the latest trends in EO science, share your ideas to the discussion on the future of EO, connect and network with scientists from the space industry and the EO community. Register here:

Access the DeepCube e-poster through the event platform Brella:

To meet the DeepCube Coordinator, Dr Ioannis Papoutsis and suggest a networking discussion please visit: