EarthConsole®

Data Analytics,
EO Data Processing,
Interactive Algorithm Development,
User Algorithm Hosting

Description

EarthConsole® is a cloud-based platform providing a set of support processing services to assist researchers, innovators, and service providers in optimising the way in which they use Earth Observation data to analyse and keep track of our planet.

EarthConsole® offers:

  • G-BOX (Integrated Development and Execution Environment): a customisable and flexible cloud-based virtual machine (VM) for algorithm development, testing and post processing analysis, providing fast access to the dataset offered by the Copernicus Data and Information Access Services – DIAS to relieve the users from the costly remote download of data. The virtual machine comes with pre-installed packages and software supporting EO data exploitation to reduce the configuration burden on users: SNAP, QGIS, R, BRAT, and JupyterHub.
  • With high-speed network connections, proper resource flexibility, powerful hardware resources from the cloud and many EO datasets available on-line, G-BOX provides EO data users with the needed resource flexibility to easily perform their own processing.
  • P-PRO (Parallel Processing Service): a High Performing Computing Environment for running Earth Observation algorithms on large volumes of data and coming with a set of processors integrated and ready for use.
  • Combining cloud computing and distributed systems technologies, P-PRO optimises the computing power required to execute processing operations and, in this way, reduces the time to the delivery of processing results. Moreover, by delegating the management of the processing campaigns to EarthConsole® operators, P-PRO prevents users from wasting time on data preparation, processing and infrastructure management. Users will still have the possibility to validate processing results at any time.
  • With the parallelization of the computation, the flexibility of the amount of cloud resources, the local access to EO data and the delegated management of the processing campaign, P-PRO provides users with the necessary features to speed up their research work.
  • P-PRO ON DEMAND (Parallel Processing On Demand): it is a flexible platform where users can easily handle their processing tasks and independently manage all related activities. Thanks to a user-friendly interface, users can easily go from the creation of a new task passing by an overview on tasks status, to the download of results on their own.
  • I-APP (Application Integration Service): it is a service to receive expert support for the integration of EO algorithms into the P-PRO infrastructure for enabling bulk (P-PRO service) or on-demand processing (P-PRO ON DEMAND). Given the flexibility of the P-PRO and P-PRO ON DEMAND infrastructure, through the I-APP service users can request to integrate any processor, also coming from other platforms such as the ESA Grid Processing on Demand (G-POD).

 

Potential funding opportunity

Users with research, development, or pre-commercial projects may receive an ESA voucher covering the costs of the EarthConsole® services.

EO Service provider

Progressive Systems