For example, it can help:
On behalf of the European Commission and the European Space Agency, Atos will lead a newly-created consortium, composed of DLR, e-Geos, EOX, GAF, Sinergise, Spacemetric, Thales Alenia Space and T-Systems.
Atos will be responsible for integrating, delivering and operating the Cloud platform which will integrate specialized data sources. This new platform will make the data from the European Union constellation of Sentinel satellites and from data providers, more accessible. This will make it possible for third parties - industrial players, institutions such as national space agencies, SMEs and start-ups - to build innovative business services based on satellite data. Atos, with its partners, will build and commercialize the new services.
Atos' technology and expertise combined with those of its partners will bring speed, flexibility and robustness to the platform which is capable of handling vast amounts of data in different formats.
The Atos Codex portfolio of data services will provide DIAS with analytics and cognitive capabilities to turn raw satellite data into valuable insights for several industries.
Providing new services that integrate accurate and real-time information from satellites offers the following major advantages:
Stéphane Janichewski, Head of Defence & Aerospace Market at Atos, concluded: "We have spent several years investing in this offering in order to help scientific organisations, public organisations and enterprises of all sizes benefit from combining large volumes of Earth Observation data with third party data sources. We see immense opportunities to address some of societys greatest challenges such as wildlife protection, climate change or resource scarcity."
According to the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), which brings together professionals in the sector, the market for services based on Earth observation data is expected to grow by 10% to 15% over the next few years, with multiplication of innovative services in many areas.
The platform will be available to customers worldwide in June 2018.