Over the next two months a panel of geo-information and Earth Observation experts will assess all the idea proposals submitted to the European Space Imaging High-Res Challenge and selected a winner. The Copernicus Masters is the European Earth Monitoring Competition awarding prizes for innovation and new business ideas based on Earth observation data. The selected High-Res Challenge champion will automatically become a candidate for this year’s prize of overall winner and potentially win the title Copernicus Master 2013.
Last year’s High-Res Challenge winner, Hans van ‘t Woud, became the overall winner taking out the title of Master for 2012 with an idea utilising Very High-Resolution (VHR) satellite imagery within a crowdsourced gaming program. Perhaps the winning participant for the current edition of the European Space Imaging High-Res Challenge will also surprise with an idea on the cutting edge of Earth Observation and VHR satellite imagery application good enough to become this year’s Master.
The European Space Imaging High-Res Challenge winner, the other Copernicus competition winners and the Copernicus Master for 2013 will be announced on 5th November in an awards ceremony taking place on the opening night of the European Space Solutions conference in Munich. The event will be hosted by the Copernicus Masters and the Andwensungzentrum Oberpfaffenhofen.
About Copernicus Masters
Since 2011, the European Earth Monitoring Competition Copernicus Masters (previously known as GMES Masters) is annually rewarding ideas and innovative solutions benefitting business and society based on Earth observation data. In this year’s edition, the partners of the Copernicus Masters – the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), T-Systems International GmbH, European Space Imaging GmbH, Astrium Services, BMW Group Research and Technology, and GEO magazine are awarding prizes in nine categories valued at a total of EUR 350,000. In addition, the overall winner – the Copernicus Master 2013 – will be rewarded at the Awards Ceremony.
About European Space Imaging
European Space Imaging (EUSI) is the leading supplier of very high-resolution (VHR) satellite imagery across Europe and North Africa. Recently EUSI extended its product offering to include GeoEye-1 and Ikonos, new members of DigitalGlobe’s advanced satellite constellation. They join WorldView-1, WorldView-2 and QuickBird to form the most capable VHR satellite constellation available.
EUSI is the only European satellite data provider operating a multi-mission capable ground station, enabling optimised collection strategies, flexibility and real-time weather assessments throughout Europe and North Africa. Since 2002 EUSI has provided access to the latest, most advanced VHR satellites available and services to customers throughout their region.
To learn more please contact:
Penelope Richardson, Marketing Manager
European Space Imaging
Arnulfstrasse 199, Munich 80634
Tel: +49 (0) 89 13014255
Fax: +49 (0) 89 13014222