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July 19, 2018

Artificial Intelligence for Earth Observation #AI4EO white paper

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Towards a European AI for Earth Observation Research & Innovation Agenda

Over the last decade, rapid developments in digital technologies and in Earth Observation (EO) satellites have led to new and huge opportunities for science and businesses. There is an increasing need to mine the large amount of data generated by the new generation of satellites coming online, including for example the Copernicus system and New Space. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is certainly one important part of the full solution, enabling scalable exploration of big data and bringing new insight and predictive capabilities. 

In order to better understand how AI can impact the world of EO, ESA has convened a community workshop at ESRIN (Frascati) with experts in the domain. This document summarises their recommendations.