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Results from ESA's 4th Space App Camp

22 September 2015

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Using satellites to predict plant and crop diseases is just one of the fresh ideas produced over a week-long camp dedicated to creating mobile apps using Earth observation data.

Twenty-three developers from nine countries, representing Austria, Britain, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland and Spain, gathered last week at ESA's ESRIN centre in Italy, for the fourth annual Space App Camp.

Their aim was to bring Earth observation data - particularly from the European Copernicus programme - to the everyday user through smartphones.

Each of the teams had a week to create an app from one of five areas: agriculture, emergency and rescue management, environmental protection, marine environments and maritime transportation, or lifestyle and tourism.

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