The Earth Observation for Ukraine (EO4UA) has been initiated to support Ukrainian and international authorities in assessing war-related environmental losses by provisioning processing capabilities combined with a large repository of satellite data and higher-level products generated by the EO4UA partners. The initiative has also fostered a synergy between numerous projects focused on Ukraine running on the CREODIAS platform. Within the EO4UA repository there are “core” data sets (e.g. Sentinel products, crop classifications, boundaries of agricultural fields, etc.) which are indispensable for versatile environmental analyses. Results of analyses conducted by end-users, together with generated products are also stored within the repository to facilitate consecutive research studies. The members of the EO4UA initiative are EO professionals from private, public and academic sectors willing to support Ukraine by providing state-of-the-art expertise in EO analytics and by cooperating with the Ukrainian scientists. The EO4UA initiative is open for new members who wish to make a significant contribution to help Ukraine.
During the Big Geodata Talk, Dr. Jan Musial (Senior Data Scientists, CloudFerro) and Dr. Jędrzej Bojanowski (Manager Data Science, CloudFerro), and Prof. Dr. Nataliia Kussul (Department Chair, National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”) will present the current status of the EO4UA initiative, the unique products generated by the members and end-users, and what has been learnt so far about the environmental damages in Ukraine caused by the Russian invasion.
Please also read our article series about the use of space data in support of the people of Ukraine: Space for Ukraine