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The effects of the coronavirus lockdown on air quality: a comparative analysis of satellite data

March 2019

March 2020

Several images have been processed on the ONDA platform with the aim to compare the presence of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the atmosphere before and during the current lockdown in Europe.
Satellite data
For this purpose, data from the Sentinel-5P TROPOMI instrument have been used: the spectrometer maps a multitude of trace gases, such as nitrogen dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide and aerosols.
NO2 and lockdown
NO2 emissions are a major air pollutant, and are closely linked to [...]

ONDA 4 Education free webinar: Monitoring Pollution using Sentinel-5P data on ONDA

In the context of the EU Space response to Coronavirus, ONDA is providing support to entities interested in developing analyses that can help public authorities and citizens to tackle the COVID-19 emergency.
In order to strengthen our contribution and provide a thorough assistance to our users, we are offering, through our ONDA 4 Education service, a free online webinar, available for a maximum number of 500 participants, on how to access the ONDA platform and how to process Copernicus Sentinel-5P data for [...]

Use case: ARESYS new time-domain SAR processor developed on ONDA

ARESYS, Advanced Remote Sensing Systems, is a Politecnico di Milano spin-off company, operating since 2003 in the field of digital signal processing with particular focus on remote sensing and geophysics.
ARESYS has a long experience in the field of generic SAR end-to-end simulations with a large variety of applications, such as space-borne imaging, altimetry, automotive, air-borne and ground-borne imaging.
ARESYS now provides a general purpose time-domain SAR processor.
Time-domain algorithms are notoriously computationally heavy and ARESYS is exploiting the ONDA DIAS services [...]

ONDA supports users monitoring COVID-19 impact

In the context of the EU Space response to Coronavirus, ONDA and its Partners are pleased to support organizations interested in developing analyses that can help public authorities and citizens to tackle the COVID-19 emergency we are all facing.
To this end, ONDA and its market leading Cloud provider OVHcloud will make available additional free computing resources to empower the existing Free Trial Access programme, which includes free access to cloud resources equipped with a graphical Remote Desktop interface and [...]

ONDA in support of the MAFIS project by GMATICS

GMATICS is a Rome based start-up that develops and operates systematic geospatial application services exploiting Earth observation data, integrated with other types of information, and using Artificial Intelligence and cloud services.
Within the MAFIS (Multiple Actor Forest Information Service) project – funded by ESA (European Space Agency) through the EOEP-5 initiative –, GMATICS is developing an integrated methodology that combines multi-temporal Earth observation satellite data as well as weather satellite data within a forest growth model.
MAFIS’ aim is to provide [...]

New partnership with Maxar Technologies

In the framework of our Data Relay Service, and with the objective to constantly expand the ONDA platform, we are delighted to announce our new partnership with Maxar Technologies,  a trusted partner and innovator in Earth intelligence and space infrastructure, for the provision of the highest resolution, electro-optical satellite imagery commercially available (up to 30 cm).
Maxar is a leading global provider of advanced space-based technology solutions including Earth imagery, machine learning and analytics, satellites and spacecraft infrastructure.
Thanks to this [...]

ONDA users: ARESYS

ARESYS, Advanced Remote Sensing Systems, is a Politecnico di Milano spin-off company, operating since 2003 in the field of digital signal processing with particular focus on remote sensing and geophysics.
ARESYS offers ad-hoc innovative solutions to space-borne, air-borne and ground-based remote sensing problems, exploiting the state of the art technologies and the last academic research achievements in the field.
In particular, one core expertise of the company is the processing of Earth observation SAR data, and the development of value-added solutions.
In [...]

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 [...]

GeoCodis project now on our Showcase

GeoCodis is a small company based in Slovenia and focused on the development of geoinformatics, remote sensing and related software products for various end customers.
Under the financing resources of the ESA PECS (Plan for European Cooperating States) programme, they developed a project called Customised Earth Observation-based Information Services (CEOIS), with the objective of producing specific Earth observation information layers that can assist the Geospatial Operations Support Team (GOST) of the World Bank (WB).
In particular, one of the project outcomes [...]

ONDA supporting Vicenza Copernicus Hackathon

Within the context of the ONDA sponsorship activities, we are supporting the forthcoming Copernicus Hackathon on Space Economy, which will take place in Vicenza, Italy, on 15-16 February.
This Hackathon, organised by Confartigianato Vicenza Digital Innovation Hub, includes four macro areas: Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Machine Learning & AI, Cyber Security, Environmental Protection & Climate Change.
Our involvement in the initiative includes:

an on-site introductory session on our platform at the Cà Foscari University in Venice, already provided in December 2019
a live [...]