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Jupyter Notebooks webinar launched by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites


06 Jul 2021

The CEOS Working Group on Capacity Building and Data Democracy and the Working Group on Information Systems and Services will be running a joint webinar on Jupyter Notebooks for Capacity Development.

The Jupyter Notebook is a free, open-source, interactive web tool that researchers use to combine software code, equations, explanatory text and multimedia resources in a single document. While computational notebooks have been around for decades, the Jupyter Notebook’s popularity has skyrocketed during the last few years thanks to an enthusiastic community of user-developers and its ability to speak dozens of programming languages.

The aim of the webinar is to introduce space agencies and environmental organisations worldwide to Jupyter Notebooks, while taking a tour of emerging services from CEOS Agencies and their applications.

The webinar will have two sessions via Zoom to allow for global attendance:

  • Session 1: Wednesday, 21 July 14:00 ‐ 16:20 UTC Panelists: Edward Boamah (Digital Earth Africa), Sean McCartney (NASA DEVELOP) ‐ register here
  • Session 2: Thursday, 22 July 02:00 ‐ 04:20 UTC Panelists: Edward Boamah (Digital Earth Africa), Franz Meyer (University of Alaska Fairbanks) ‐ register here

ESA will take part in the webinar to present ESA’s Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) Data Cube and demonstrate how its data can be used in the Jupyter Notebook environment.

ESA’s PDGS Data Cube is a pixel-based access service that enables human and machine-to-machine interfaces for Heritage Missions, Third-Party Missions and Earth Explorer datasets. The pixel-based access service provides users with advanced retrieval capabilities such as time series extraction, data subsetting, mosaicking, band combinations and indexes generation directly from the EO-SIP packages with no need of data duplication or data preparation.

In addition to the Explorer web-based graphic user interface, ESA’s PDGS Data Cube service also provides a Jupyter Notebook that allows users to import, write and execute code that runs close to the data. The demonstration during the webinar will showcase how to retrieve Soil Moisture time-series using the Jupyter Notebook to generate thematic maps over an area of interest.

Speakers will include: Giuseppe Troina (ESA) Kenton Ross (NASA), Yousuke Ikehata (JAXA), Esther Conway (NCEO/UKSA), Brian Killough (SEO/NASA) and Matt Paget (CSIRO).