Brazil Data Cube is a project that is being developed by the Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), since January 2019, that aims to create multidimensional data cubes of analysis-ready from medium-resolution Earth observation images….
The Brazil Data Cube (BDC) project team from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) attended in XXI Brazilian Symposium on Geoinformatics – GEOINFO 2020. The event was held virtually, from November 30 to December 03, 2020. The GEOINFO series is an annual conference for exploring ongoing research, development and innovative applications on geographic information science and related areas.
In this event, some team members presented their work related to the project.
In technical session 8, on December 2, Felipe Carlos, master’s student, together with Vitor Gomes, doctoral student, presented the work “Integration of the Brazil Data Cube and Open Data Cube environments” with Gilberto Queiroz, Karine Ferreira, Rafael Santos.
In the same session, Felipe Lucena presented the work “Brazil Data Cube Cloud Coverage (BDCÂ³) Viewer” of his authorship with Elton Vicente Escobar-Silva, Rennan de Freitas Bezerra Marujo, Matheus Cavassan Zaglia, Lubia Vinhas, Karine Reis Ferreira, Gilberto Ribeiro de Queiroz.
The event also received the Prof. Dr. Gregory Giuliani, Institute for Environmental Sciences. University of Geneva, Switzerland, with the lecture “Big Data for Big Challenges: The Swiss Data Cube for Environmental Monitoring”.
Soon, proceedings will be available on the GEOINFO webpage.
Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Chile presented today (August, 19) their initiatives and experiences in creating Earth observation data cubes in a virtual workshop about Digital Earth Americas organized by CEPAL, NASA and INEGI. The workshop attendees discussed visions for a solution that provides relevant Earth observation data for the benefit of the Americas. The Brazil Data Cube project was presented in this workshop by INPEresearchers.
The researchers presented the project and participated in technical discussions with leaders of similar initiatives and projects in other countries to build Earth observation data cubes.
The session was mediated by Marie-Francoise Voidrot, Europe Director, Innovation Program – Open Geospatial Consortium, OGC and Prof. Thierry Ranchin, Director of the Observation, Impacts, Energy Center in MINES – ParisTech – PSL University.
Besides the Brazil Data Cube project, other initiatives as the “Swiss Data Cube”, “Data Cubes for Australia and Africa” and “Euro Data Cube” were presented by the researchers Gregory Giuliani (Head/Project Leader – Digital Earth Unit/Swiss Data Cube), Brian Killough (Head, CEOS Systems Engineering Office – NASA Langley Research Center), Fang Yuan (Assistant Director – Digital Earth Australia) and Grega Milcinski (CEO – Sinergise).
The GEO Data and Knowledge Week symposium, which would take place in Pequin, China, in February 2020, was postponed due de Coronavirus pandemic. It gave way to the GEO VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM 2020 that will take place between the 15th and the 19th of June 2020 through virtual discussions and interactive webinars.
Dr. Karine Ferreira and Dr. Gilberto Ribeiro, represent the Brazil Data Cube project in a presentation on Data Cubes, along with other global initiatives, on June 16, 2020.