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OVHcloud and Serco for the 5th CASSINI Hackathon

We are happy to share that our Cloud provider OVHCloud and Serco have announced the winners of the 5th CASSINI Hackathon, whose Italian edition took place in Bari on 24-26 March.  
In the context of this event, promoted by the European Agency for the Space Program (EUSPA) and organized in Italy by Planetek Italia and Sprint Lab, ONDA allowed participants to access Copernicus products. 
The 2 teams who won the technology marathon in Italy, FireWatch and SAR4SAR, developed projects dedicated respectively [...]

Sentinel-2 Collection-1 publication

As part of the Sentinel-2 reprocessing campaign, since 24 January 2023 ONDA has started the publication of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 Collection-1 (Level-1C and Level-2A products), which is being created over the Sentinel-2 historical archive.
All historical data from 2015 (launch of Sentinel-2A) until December 2021 are planned to be reprocessed, starting from December 2021 products, then continuing in reverse chronological order of sensing time.
The reprocessing activity provides a series of improvements, including consistent Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B time series with a uniform processing baseline and [...]

ONDA Cloud Resources price adjustments

We wish to inform our users that, as from 1 December 2022, a price increase of approximately 10% is applied to the ONDA Cloud Resources, affecting both new and existing services. 
This increase reflects the price changes applied by our cloud provider, OVHcloud: please read here for more information. 
We would like to assure our users that this adjustment does not change the ONDA objectives to foster Earth Observation data access by providing access to state-of-the-art resources and technologies and to bring innovation.  

ONDA at 17th Plinius Conference

ONDA, through Serco Italia, is the main sponsor of the 17th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Risks, organized in the framework of the EGU (European Geosciences Union) events, and taking place near Frascati, Italy, on 18–21 October 2022. 
The event represents an interdisciplinary meeting for debating the current state of knowledge of Mediterranean risks in the context of climate change. The discussion will be focusing on prediction, diagnosis, monitoring, assessment and definition of weather extremes and hydro-geological effects, impacts on sectors such as [...]

AI Monitoring system for CAP based on ONDA at 26th MARS Conference

Serco will be participating in the 26th MARS Conference in Barcelona on 12-14 September with a presentation on the “AI Monitoring digital system for the new CAP legislation”.
In the context of the new “Real-time agricultural area monitoring system" regulation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) – which calls for a more continuous monitoring of agricultural activities by using the Sentinel images provided by the Copernicus program –, Serco shares the experience of the services provided for the French public authority Service and [...]

ONDA 4 Education training event

In the frame of ONDA 4 Education – our service for users interested in learning how to process Copernicus Sentinel data using the ONDA infrastructure –, a training event was organized in collaboration with the DotSPACE foundation on 14-16 June 2022.
In preparation for the workshop, a few weeks before participants were invited to attend the Introduction to ONDA webinar. Then on the first day of the event, we provided a demo on how to use our platform, followed by a [...]

Serco wins OVHcloud ‘European Space Partner of the Year’ award

Serco Europe has won OVHcloud’s ‘European Space Partner of the Year’ award during the OVHcloud Engage annual event.
This formal recognition once more illustrates the strong and successful partnership developed by the two companies over the years. Together, Serco and OVHCloud aim to further enable the use of satellite data and exploit how it can best support public services and the private sector.
Back in 2017, Serco and OVHcloud started their cooperation as part of the delivery of Copernicus Programme services. [...]

Serco partners with French university HEC Paris to boost the use of space data

Serco Europe, a space industry leader with over 40 years’ experience in supporting the space sector announces a partnership with the prestigious French university HEC Paris to bring Space Data at the heart of the school’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship centre.
As part of this partnership, Serco will enable an ecosystem of 400 HEC Paris professors, researchers, and recognised experts as well as dozens of incubated startups to access Earth Observation data through Serco’s cloud platform for Earth Observation ONDA-DIAS.
This partnership [...]

New storage technology soon available in ONDA

We are delighted to inform our users that, following the upcoming availability within the OVHcloud catalogue of a new Object Storage solution fully accessible through S3 API, we plan to integrate this new storage technology in ONDA, with the aim to gradually replace the current technologies based on OpenStack and the Cloud Archive.  
This integration will bring huge benefits to our users and customers, as the ONDA data will be progressively made accessible online - this means that there will no longer be a distinction between [...]

Serco Europe awarded first space contract in France

Serco Europe has been awarded its first framework contract to support the French public authority Service and Payment Agency’s (ASP) work for the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).
As part of this 2-year contract (with a possible 2 year-extension), Serco will provide services for hosting and operating a cloud infrastructure for the use of satellite data, images and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to allow monitoring of agricultural parcels of land in France.
Serco will provide the latest cloud technologies through its ONDA-DIAS cloud platform [...]