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ONDA joins STATION F Perks program to foster Space Data Access

In line with the announced ONDA evolution in support of the new space economy, and with the aim of promoting access to Earth Observation data, we are delighted to announce that Serco Europe, the company leading the ONDA consortium, has agreed a key partnership with STATION F. 

STATION F is the world's largest startup campus, located in Paris, dedicated to helping new entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life and providing all needed services and resources to more than 1,000 startup companies. Serco has been included [...]

ONDA partners with ZOLLHOF to foster Space data access

Following our previous announcements regarding the ONDA inclusion in incubators programmes to boost the knowledge and use of Earth Observation data, we are excited to announce that Serco Europe, the company leading the ONDA consortium, has agreed a new partnership with the impact-driven tech incubator ZOLLHOF. ZOLLHOF is one of Germany's fastest growing entrepreneurship ecosystems, helping startups to take their ideas to the next level by pushing value-driven innovation and impactful business models as well as providing access to [...]

Serco Europe teams with Starburst to increase access to Space data

Serco Europe, a leading provider of services to the space sector, announces a key partnership with Starburst, the world-renowned aerospace accelerator, with the objective of increasing the uptake of Earth Observation data and space applications by startup organisations and their ecosystem.
By joining forces, Serco Europe and Starburst will play a strategic role in facilitating the access and management of Earth Observation and Space data for startups.
As part of the partnership, Starburst will offer a wide range of accelerator and innovation [...]

ONDA partner OVHcloud announce agreement with ESA on free cloud solutions to serve innovation

We are happy to share that ESA and OVHcloud, ONDA strategic partner, announced an agreement in order to support both start-ups already working in the aerospace industry and those that could approach this sector. In the frame of the agreement, any company granted a contract as part of InCubed, ESA Business Incubation Centres (ESA BIC) or ESA Spark Funding (ESA Technology Broker) will be entitled to access to a number of free benefits offered by the Start-up Program.
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ONDA partners with InnovUp to foster the use of Space data within Italian startup ecosystem

In line with our commitment to play a key role in supporting the new space economy and in fostering the knowledge and access to Earth Observation data, and as part of the ONDA service evolution, Serco Europe, the company leading the ONDA consortium, has agreed a new partnership with InnovUp, the Italian Innovation & Startup Ecosystem association.
InnovUp is the association that represents the Italian ecosystem of innovation and that connects startups, scaleups, innovative SMEs, innovation centres, science and technology parks, [...]

Copernicus Sentinels Data Access Worldwide Benchmark report for ONDA – new issue

We are happy to share the public results of the new issue of the Copernicus Sentinels Data Access Worldwide Benchmark report related to the ONDA DIAS. 
The Copernicus Sentinels Data Access Worldwide Benchmark project, under an assignment from the European Space Agency funded by the European Union in the frame of the Copernicus Programme, aims at establishing a reference frame to assess Sentinels data accessibility performances. 
We are delighted to acknowledge that ONDA is judged as the service offering to users the most [...]

Serco Europe and OVHcloud to evolve ONDA DIAS in support of Big Data exploitation in 2022

Serco Europe and OVHcloud announce that they are combining their respective expertise to develop a new structured ecosystem for Big Data users, in order to respond to the growing needs for data usage and to support the new space economy.
As data from Earth Observation programmes continue to grow exponentially, with several hundred active satellites currently in orbit, there is a need to manage these data and an increasing demand for the development of value-added applications and more complete geospatial [...]

OVHcloud-ONDA Hackathon: the winning teams

The OVHcloud-ONDA Hackathon took place during the ESA Φ-Week on 11-15 October. The Hackathon called for new ideas on how space big data serve the society and contribute to the economy growth, in line with the Phi-Week objectives.
During the conclusive Pitch contest and Awards ceremony on 15 October, a jury of experts from ESA, Serco, OVHcloud and ESA BIC Lazio (Lazio Innova) selected the finalist projects who developed, in the 48-hour span of the Hackathon, the demo applications that best responded to the purpose of the contest: the GISKY, Planetgissky [...]

Serco and OVHcloud announce key partnership in space imagery and Artificial Intelligence

OVHcloud and Serco Europe, a space industry leader with over 40 years’ experience in supporting the space sector, are consolidating their long-standing partnership to create an innovative European project which will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance the exploitation of satellite images.
The rapid growth of the space economy has been led by the growing number of satellites sent into orbit, and the increased performance of the onboard sensors in acquiring information.  The result has been that an increasing amount [...]

Copernicus Sentinel Data Access Annual Report Y2020

We are pleased to inform you that the sixth Copernicus Sentinel Data Access Annual Report for 2020 has been published.
The report, prepared by the Serco SpA-led consortium with the contribution of partners GAEL, NOA and GRNET, analyses the uptake of Copernicus Sentinel data and the performance of the Sentinel Data Access System during the period 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020.
By the end of the reporting period, the Sentinel Data Access System was supporting over 380,000 registered users, [...]