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EOhopS – open again!

03 July 2018

Explore hosted processing and get free commercial EO data, software and analytics for your research project.


The European Space Agency (ESA) announces reopening of EOhopS opportunity for researchers who want to explore the benefits of hosted processing and the use of commercial EO data, remote sensing software and analytics for their projects.

The EOhopS Store and EOhopS hosted environment is operated by cloudeo. It not only gives a good overview of all the available resources for the project, but also connects to a powerful backend, simplifying the whole administration process. Together with the new concept of time license for EO data and software, less budget is spent on the administration and more budget is available to support research with high-quality commercial imagery and software.

Through the first EOhopS opportunity in 2017 many researchers already took advantage of fast access to EO data and readily installed software on their hosted environment, the Workbench for Science. Without any need for the additional budget, they could apply their analytics on a large variety of commercial data sets, understand hosted processing capabilities and potential limitations.

With the launch of this EOhopS 2.0 all new applicants will benefit in addition from the enhanced offering on the Workbench for Science for their interactive and automated geoprocessing, a larger selection of data sets and analytics and many other platform developments making the hosted processing even more convenient.

Now applying for a project is easy. Please follow the steps in the diagram below:

Application process for EOHopS Projects

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