Understanding the processes of the Earth system, as well as their interaction effects of the man-made activities, is recognized by the global scientific community as an urgent and important research direction. Observing the Earth using remote sensing is a non-invasive, non-destructive method of obtaining information. Remote Sensing can be used to track changes in the Earth’s climate and environment, as it provides a unique perspective on the Earth, its resources and the human impact thereon. Earth observation is a rapidly expanding field of research, with technological advances leading to smaller satellites with improved instrumentation, spatial / spectral coverage and resolution, as well as improved airborne hyper-spectral sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles and ground systems.
The groundstation Open Lab represents experimenting, sharing knowledge and the exploration of the possibilities with remote sensing and space technologies for the non-space industry and social communities. A well-known innovation quote that individuals frequently set themselves in the groundstation; What if…? The dotSPACE Open Lab was set up definitely to address this inquiry.
The Open Lab is a collection of initiatives with our partners, offering open software platforms, special master classes and experimental and trial workshops, and the guidance of specialists, to brainstorm and structure thoughts and arrangements utilizing space data. The Open Lab activates and initiates projects towards a feasibility or prototype phase. This can be done by actively sharing knowledge and using it to shape ideas and challenges. Within the Open Lab this is done by giving master classes with experts.
The Open Lab’s activities focus on the use of space data in any element of society. For the urban environment for example, the focus is on the urban climate and planning, with emphasis on activities to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Different urban typologies and climate-relevant urban zone systems can be identified from satellite observations.
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