ONDA has been awarded the new CNR-IREA public tender for the provision of DIAS infrastructure

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ONDA has been awarded the new CNR-IREA public tender for the provision of DIAS infrastructure

ONDA has signed a new one-year contract with CNR-IREA – the Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA) of the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy – following a public Invitation to Tender open to all DIAS (Data and Information Access Services) providers, for the provision of Cloud Computing resources in support of a very large surface deformation analysis over Europe.

The ONDA solution, tailored on the customer’s needs, includes the procurement of five Virtual Servers with relevant storage volumes and advanced computing capabilities. In addition to the default direct access to all public datasets in our data offer, our proposal also comprises access to Very High Resolution KOMPSAT-5 SAR data, which we provide in partnership with SI Imaging Services (SIIS) in the framework of our ONDA Data Relay Service.

CNR-IREA takes advantage of the ONDA resources for the second consecutive year for a big Earth Observation project aimed at retrieving centimetre to millimetre ground movements covering a large part of the European territory. In particular, the goal of the project is to investigate deformation phenomena due to natural and anthropogenic hazards, such as seismic events, volcanic activity, mass movements, landslides, mining activity, oil and gas extraction and storage, water resources exploitation, and tunneling excavations.

Thanks to the availability of the SAR data acquired by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, Cloud Computing resources are used for massive parallel computational processes for Interferometric SAR (InSAR) applications. The European area is analyzed with an 80 x 80 squared metre resolution to retrieve displacement time series relevant to the last 5 years.

This project is developed in the framework of the activities foreseen by the European Plate Observing System (EPOS) infrastructure and the H2020 ENVRI-FAIR project.

We are very happy to have been chosen by CNR-IREA for the second consecutive year and look forward to this renewed collaboration and its important results.

 

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