Announcing new “ONDA for Education” service

We are very happy to launch our new ONDA for Education service.
ONDA for Education is a new initiative dedicated to universities and communities of users interested in learning about the Remote Sensing technology and its capabilities.
The main objectives of ONDA for Education are to:

Provide teachers with real cases to complement their lectures
Demonstrate how the ONDA infrastructure is used to process Copernicus Sentinel data
Respond to technical and societal challenges using free open source SW

Our users are able to choose amongst [...]

A case study: Agricolus using ONDA

Agricolus is an innovative startup with vast experience in developing applications for farm management.
After having tested the ONDA Cloud infrastructure during last summer, Agricolus has taken the decision to use our Virtual Servers for one of the key features of their Farm Management System platform, which is composed of several applications: forecast models, Decision Support System, smart pest and diseases control, remote sensing.
“Remote sensing is one of the pillars of the Agricolus platform”, said Paolo Possanzini, CTO at Agricolus. “This [...]

ONDA will be at the forthcoming European Space Week 2019 in Helsinki from 3-5 December 2019.

The EU Space Week is the leading event for the European space programmes, bringing together business, policy-makers, international experts and the space application user community.

On Tuesday 3 December, we will participate in the General Assembly of Copernicus Relay & Academy Network with a Workshop session and two Meet the Experts slots (at 12:00 and at 17:15), where participants will be able to meet us, interact and ask questions.
We are also sponsoring the Galileo & Copernicus Innovation Challenge Hackathon, hosted [...]

ONDA infrastructure used for Cloud Computing training in Africa

From 11 to 15 November a Cloud Computing training event was organised in Morocco by ESA with the African Union Commission and in partnership with JRC and Eumetsat.
Some 35 representatives of national space agencies and regional organizations from 25 different African countries were taught how to access and process Copernicus data exploiting a DIAS platform.
The hands-on exercises were run with ONDA Virtual Machines and by the end of the event the participants expressed a high degree of satisfaction for [...]

Improved access to ONDA Help resources

All the ONDA Help resources – including our User Guides as well as our step-by-step Tutorials – have now been integrated in our web portal as online documents.
This means that not only can our users now benefit from an easier navigation through the various documents, but they are also able to search for specific terms and jump immediately to the relevant guide sections.

Go to User Guides

Sponsoring the “HACK4SEA” Copernicus Hackathon

As part of our sponsorship programme, and further to our previous similar experiences, we are sponsoring the forthcoming HACK4SEA Copernicus Hackathon, which will take place near Rome on 16-17 November.
Copernicus Hackathons are intense events where teams work on developing prototypes of new applications using the open data from the Copernicus programme.
The HACK4SEA event in particular will focus on the monitoring and protection of the Lazio region’s coastline and sea.
ONDA is happy to provide the cloud infrastructure as well as [...]

ONDA at the GEO Week 2019

ONDA is pleased to participate in the Industry Track program of the GEO Week 2019, taking place on 4-7 November in Canberra, Australia.
As part of the GEO Week 2019 – which brings together governments, businesses, the research community, non-profits and other stakeholders interacting with Earth observations – the Industry Track program aims at strengthening and broadening the GEO community’s linkages with in the global Earth observation industry.
ONDA is involved with:

a short speech at the inauguration of the EuroGEO exhibition [...]

ONDA attending international conferences

A busy period for the ONDA team, who have been attending a series of fruitful events this week.

On the occasion of the CEOS 48th Meeting of the Working Group on Information Systems & Services which took place on 9 October at the Vietnam National Space Center in Hanoi, we provided a live remote presentation on our platform, our users and our evolution.
During the Copernicus Day at the Space Week 2019 organised by APRE and ASI in Rome on 10 [...]

Supporting Brussels Copernicus Hackathon

The Copernicus Hackathon Programme, financed by the European Commission, brings together developers, entrepreneurs and topic-specific experts to develop new applications based on Copernicus Earth observation data and services.
ONDA will be supporting the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals Copernicus Hackathon taking place in Brussels, Belgium, on 20-21 November.
Participants will work on a solution for one of the three societal challenges (‘Healthy lives for all’, ‘Nutritious food for all’ and ‘Raw materials in a circular economy’) and will then have the opportunity to showcase it in [...]

Deimos Imaging joins Serco in improving the ONDA Data Relay Service

We are pleased to announce that Deimos Imaging is partnering with Serco to support our efforts in enriching and optimising the new ONDA Data Relay Service.
Deimos Imaging, a fully-owned subsidiary of UrtheCast Corp., is a Spanish commercial entity specialising in the operation and commercial exploitation of Earth Observation systems, and in the development, generation and delivery of Remote Sensing products. Deimos Imaging fully owns and operates the DEIMOS-1 and DEIMOS-2 satellites, by managing all uplink and downlink activities, as [...]