The main ambition in Space and Security domain is to ensure the wellbeing and security of societies and citizens by exploiting suitable space assets. Established this objective, experts in Earth Observation and imagery analysis work together at SatCen to ensure that the provided geospatial intelligence products and services comply with the highest quality level to support informed decision-making in the security domain.
In the recent years, the Earth Observation domain is experiencing an unprecedented scenario in terms of data variety, volume, velocity, veracity and value; moreover, datasets to be used for security applications can be composed also by geospatial data coming from other sources. When the volume of data available, and suitable to be analysed, go beyond the threshold of being manually manageable, as it is the case today thanks to Sentinel satellites, it is of utmost importance to have the means and tools to access and process the data, in order to make possible the extraction of relevant information from these large amounts of data and, therefore, facilitate the imagery analysis tasks.
An important value provided by Earth Observation datasets is the possibility to identify certain features or changes on the Earth’s surface at various spatial and temporal scales. Change Detection is a transversal technique supporting the monitoring of urban, built-up and natural environments by identifying relevant changes within areas of interest. This way, this Space and Security Innovation pilot focuses on supporting SatCen improvement of capabilities in three key areas: