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develop an application for automated flooded area mapping in wetlands || ActInSpace Challenges


Identify which Sentinels data type(s) is important for the operation of your solution and analyze its constraints
Create a software application for estimating free water extent in wetlands using Sentinels data
Identify the key sectors that could take advantage of this application and draw up a business plan
To be Flooded or not to be Flooded : EO will tell!
Demonstrate the competitive advantage of your approach
Develop an application for automated flooded area mapping in wetlands


The advent of the Sentinel constellations provides an unprecedented wealth of Earth Observation data.

Concomitantly, cloud computing technologies allow accessing to high performance computing clusters that facilitate handling of dense data time series and use of advanced algorithms.

Applications for monitoring flood dynamics in wetlands can benefit from such a new momentum in terms of timeliness and accuracy.


Working on a cloud computing environment from the Research and User Support (RUS) Service, an initiative from the European commission and ESA, your challenge is to start developing an algorithm that can utilize Sentinel-1 and/or Sentinel-2 data to map the extent of the free water surface coverage (with or without emerging vegetation) of a wetland area located in southwest Spain (focusing on Donana Biosphere Reserve area).

After that, imagine how a startup having this software could be launched by studying the market, the competitors, the business plan etc.
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