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Public competition to sharpen views from Proba-V minisatellite

12 October 2018

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ESA is challenging ‘citizen scientists' to apply the latest AI and image processing techniques to upscale images acquired by the Earth-watching Proba-V minisatellite.

Upscaling is a familiar concept from modern HD or 4K TVs, which perform image processing to enhance the appearance of low-resolution, standard definition footage when played on higher-resolution screens.

That is purely cosmetic processing, however; what this new ‘super-resolution' competition is interested in is enhancing the spatial resolution of Earth observation images. This means you can see smaller objects more clearly by combining multiple lower-resolution images together to extract extra information on detailed features of the target site.

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Copernicus Sentinel-1 maps floods in wake of Idai

20 March 2019

As millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggle to cope with the aftermath of what could be the southern hemisphere's worst storm, Copernicus Sentinel-1 is one of the satellite missions being used to map flooded areas to help relief efforts.

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