Last year, Chelys’ Satellite Rapid Response System (SRRS), which participated in the category “Emergency Management Services”, was the competition’s overall winner of the “Best Service Challenge”. This year, Chelys is competing once again, this time for its Earth Snapshot portal [www.eosnap.com], in the category “Climate Change”.
Every day, Chelys generates hundreds of real-time photorealistic images from satellite data, allowing us to monitor environmental issues such as desertification, glacial melt, and deforestation. While such images often remain unseen in datastorage, we analyse, describe and publish them daily on our Earth Snapshot portal. As such, Earth Snapshot raises awareness on climate change, providing images and information useful for specialists and non-specialists alike. Please vote for our service at GMES Masters [http://stage.gmes-masters.com/service-application/earth-snapshot], and help Chelys increase public and scientific awareness of environmental issues and provide more information useful for combating detrimental forms of climate change.