This is the central question for the European Space Imaging & Skybox Imaging High-Res Challenge being offered as part of the Copernicus Masters this year. Working together with European Space Imaging, Skybox is looking for new ideas for their constellation imagery that takes advantage of this new potential.
Since they are a company thinking outside the box when it comes to offering satellite services they are encouraging would-be participants to do the same. The unique aspect of the High-Res Challenge is that it is only seeking ideas not a finished product.
“We believe ideas are the driving force behind change and development in remote sensing. We hope to inspire candidates to think beyond the boundaries of the imaginable and take us into the unexpected future somewhere. We are looking to be surprised.” says Michaela Weber, Director of Sales & Marketing, European Space Imaging.
Get your proposal over the line
Last year’s winner Györk Fülöp offers some tips for prospective participants wishing to complete their European Space Imaging & Skybox Imaging High-Res Challenge proposals before the coming deadline.
You have already logged on and registered. You have filled in some information but are procrastinating about finishing the final details. The deadline is looming. With about two weeks before the close of the European Space Imaging & Skybox Imaging High-Res you know you want to get over the line to have the chance to win €20,000 of imagery.
For the home stretch Györk Fülöp offers candidates some tips on how to get their proposal over the line. He says…
- “Keep it simple: Let your friend understand it over a cup of coffee!”
- “Keep it on the target: Draw up the problem, illustrate it, and solve it!”
- “Sleep on your answers: And next day review it before continuing!”
- “Think out of the box and out of your head: Don’t stand in the main-stream, but judge your idea with somebody else’s eyes.”
Györk Fülöp won the European Space Imaging High-Res Challenge in 2013. His idea focused on adding value to environmentally friendly agronomic activities producing crops with a smaller ecological footprint, and certifying this activity. Regular observations via very high-resolution satellite data and radar images will prove if farmers’ activities use less ecological footprint. Györk currently receives European Space Imaging data worth and ongoing support.
Submissions are open worldwide until midnight Central European Time (CET) Sunday 22 July 2014. For more information: www.eusi-skybox.copernicus-masters.com
About European Space Imaging
European Space Imaging (EUSI) is a leading supplier of very high-resolution satellite imagery to customers in Europe and North Africa. It is the only European satellite data provider operating its own multi-mission capable VHR ground stations, enabling optimized collection strategies, flexibility and real-time weather assessments. Since 2002 the Munich based company has provided customers access to the most advanced VHR satellites and services available throughout their region. For more information, visit www.euspaceimaging.com
About Skybox Imaging
Skybox Imaging (Skybox) empowers global businesses to make better decisions with timely, high fidelity imagery and infinite analytics. By combining the power of web technologies and a constellation of high-resolution imaging satellites, Skybox is generating a unique data source describing daily global activity with timely, accessible, sub-meter color imagery and high definition video of the Earth. Founded in 2009, Skybox Imaging is backed by leading venture firms and comprised of internet and aerospace professionals. For more information, visit www.skybox.com