The Copernicus App Lab provides an easy data access platform that brings together the scientific Earth observation (EO) community and mobile developers. A proof-of-concept provides data from the Copernicus Land, Marine Environment, and Atmosphere Monitoring Services as linked open data to promote the inclusion of EO data in mobile applications. Hereby, app developers bridge the digital divide between the established, science-driven EO community and the innovative, entrepreneurial world.
In order to participate in this collective endeavor making the world a safer and economically stronger place, app developers are now called to register until 24 July 2017 at www.app-lab.eu/
Registrations are automatically part of an exclusive beta-community with a free travel to the European Space Agency (ESA) App Camp to Frascati, Italy.
“Copernicus will deliver an unprecedented volume of available data, provide new operational services, and foster new business opportunities and job creation.” explains Elzbieta Bienkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.
The overall objective of the Copernicus App Lab is to demonstrate a user-driven evolution in services that can be integrated seamlessly into the existing service architecture. This means, that Copernicus contributes to the development of innovative applications and services, by making the vast majority of its data, analyses, forecasts, and maps freely available and accessible, in order to make our world safer, healthier, and economically stronger. Thus, the simple data access every downstream service developer requires, must be combined with in-depth knowledge of EO data processing.