INPE receives visit of CSIRO representative at OBT

On December 9, 2019, the Earth Observation General Coordination  (OBT) and Brazil Data Cube project team received a visit from Jonathan Hodge, who is a representative of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Jonathan joined CSIRO in 2011, currently, he is a Program Director at CSIRO’s Santiago, Chile office, and leading the development area in Latin America. His experience is based on development, implementing and operating of environmental data and information systems in the government and research sectors in Australia and around the world. He specializes in finding innovative and collaborative solutions to challenging problems through the use of new and emerging technologies.

At INPE, Jonathan presented the initiatives that CSIRO has been doing in Australia and Chile. These initiatives concentrate on environmental monitoring, modeling and information systems, focusing on solutions for governments and industry. He also highlighted CSIRO’s work on information platforms to support Earth observation, including the time series sensor platform.

CSIRO co-developed the Open Data Cube (ODC) in Australia, and the Brazil Data Cube team has been working with this initiative to leverage the creation their cubes.

Besides, attending technical meetings with OBT (head Dr. Lubia Vinhas), this visit was important to evaluate strategies for possible scientific cooperation between CSIRO and the Brazil Data cube project.

Source: Brazil Data Cube Project

Brazil Data Cube team attends at Brazilian Symposium on Geoinformatics – GEOINFO 2019

The Brazil Data Cube (BDC) project team from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) attended in XX Brazilian Symposium on Geoinformatics – GEOINFO 2019, held at INPE, from November 11 to 13, 2019. 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 project-related work in different formats.

In the technical session on November 11th, Alber Sanchez, PhD student, presented the paper entitled “Classifications of Clear Deforestation Using Deep Learning”, of his authored along with Michelle Picoli, Pedro R. Andrade, Rolf Simões, Lorena Santos, Michel Chaves, Rodrigo Begotti and Gilberto Camara.

In the demo pich, on November 12th, Felipe Souza, master student, presented the paper entitled “GGSOM: self-organizing map-based assessment tool”, of his authored along with Rafael Santos and Karine Ferreira.

In the short pich of the last day, November 13, we had several works presented:

  • Rodrigo Adeu, master student, presented the paper entitled “Evaluating Growing Self-Organizing Maps for Satellite Image Time Series Clustering”, of his authored along with Karine Ferreira, Pedro Andrade and Lorena Santos.
  • Gabriel Sansigolo, master student, presented the work “Designing a Platform for Sharing Earth Observation Scientific Data” of his authored along with Gilberto Queiroz and Karine Ferreira.
  • Fabiana Zioti, master student, presented the work “Analysis of tools for processing large volumes of spatiotemporal data”, of her authored along with Gilberto Queiroz and Karine Ferreira.
  • Matheus Zaglia, master student, presented the work “Brazil Data Cube metadata cataloging with Spatio Temporal Asset Catalog”, of his authored along with Lubia Vinhas, Gilberto Queiroz and Rolf Simões.
  • Katyanne Conceição, PRODES fellow, presented the paper “The use of the GEOBIA approach to detect the advance of agricultural activity in the arc of deforestation”, of her authored along with Michel Chaves.

Soon, summaries of the papers are available on the GEOINFO webpage.

Source: Brazil Data Cube Project

Brazil Data Cube team attends at GEO Week 2019 – Ministerial Summit in the Australia.

Dr. Gilberto Camara - GEO Week 2019. Source: Twiter @GEOSEC2025

The Brazil Data Cube (BDC) project team from the Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) attended in GEO Week 2019 – Ministerial Summit, held in Camberra, Australia, on November 4th, 2019. At this event, it was showing the first results of grant offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Group on Earth Observations (GEO), an intergovernmental organization that works to improve and coordinate global OE systems and promote broad open data sharing.

Dr. Gilberto Camara, Secretariat Director of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), represented the BDC team at the GEO/AWS Earth Observation Cloud Credits Programme side event, presenting four results of the project “Brazil Data Cube (BDC) using AWS for Land Use and Cover Change”:

  • The MODIS satellite image time series classification to produce land use and cover maps using AWS EC2;
  • Sentinel TMS, Landsat TMS and CBERS TMS services using AWS Lambda to access the satellite images from Sentinel, Landsat and CBERS AWS buckets;
  • The application “BDC – Forest Monitor”; 
  • The creation of data cubes from Sentinel images for the Brazilian territory using AWS Lambda;

See attached the poster presented:

Poster GEO Week 2019 – AWS-BDC

Source: Brazil Data Cube Project

Researcher from Brazil Data Cube Project attends in the International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment in the United States

The researcher from Brazil Data Cube Project, Dr. Michelle Picoli attended the 21st William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium (Pecora 21) and the 38th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE-38), which took place in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, in the week of October 6-11, 2019

The researcher presented the paper entitled “Using SOM Neural Network to Improve Land Use and Cover Training Samples from Satellite Image Time Series”, of her authored along with Dr. Karine Ferreira, MSc. Lorena Santos, and Dr. Gilberto Camara.

Source: Brazil Data Cube Project

Michelle Picoli

Researcher from Brazil Data Cube Project attends in the International Machine Learning Conference in Germany

INPE’s Image Processing Division researcher Dr. Karine Ferreira represented the Brazil Data Cube team at the 2019 European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD), was held in Würzburg, Germany, September 16-20, 2019.

The MACLEAN workshop: MAChine Learning for EArth ObservatioN, Dr. Karine presented the paper entitled “Evaluating Distance Measures for Image Series Clustering in Land Use and Cover Monitoring”, of her authored along MSc. Lorena Alves Santos and Dr. Michelle CA Picoli.

Source: Brazil Data Cube Project