Portugal Space Webinar: The Atlantic Calls for Innovators using space data

To boost the space sector, the Portuguese Space Agency is promoting a webinar on the Copernicus and Galileo Prizes that Portugal is organizing this year, with a special relevance on the importance of satellite data for the Atlantic...


With its Space Atlantic Challenge , Portugal wants to promote innovative and business-oriented ideas for oceans and coastal areas and solutions that tackle global problems by making the best possible use of Copernicus data.

The Atlantic Ocean spans more than 100 million square kilometres, bathing many regions with its waters and regulating climates on both a local and global scale. Among them, 32 African Countries or territories:

It is home to a great diversity of ecosystems and many human populations rely on it for their existence, but our oceans are now more vulnerable and threatened than ever.

The Copernicus Challenges


Copernicus challenges are offered by world-class partners, from smart farming to transport & infrastructure, environmental protection and maritime solutions... Some examples relevant for Africa.   
  • BayWa Smart Farming Challenge: As the global population continues to grow every year, so too does the demand for agricultural products. To continue feeding the world without damaging the environment is one of the greatest challenges faced by society, and can only be achieved by increasing the efficiency and sustainability of agricultural production. 
  • The Commission Space for Infrastructure and Building Challenge, which encourages the submission of concrete solutions that use both Copernicus and EGNSS to enable smart monitoring of infrastructures and buildings.  
  • DLR Environment, Energy & Health Challenge: In the light of global change,  pandemics  as well as climate change a sustainable management of our planet's resources is more important than ever. DLR is looking for innovative solutions to achieve this goal. 
  • The ESA Digital Twin Earth Challenge (ESA DTE Challenge) aims to stimulate applications that can demonstrate how to derive granular and reliable information about past, present and future changes in the Earth system using Earth observation data in combination with state-of-the-art technologies such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Blockchain, and Cloud Computing.
  • The UP42 Challenge (Airbus) will provide access to very-high-resolution satellite imagery from Airbus via the OneAtlas Living Library, as well as to data for all the Sentinel missions via the Sobloo platform, to develop algorithms that address challenging problems in EO.
  • University Challenge: Seeking to bridge the gap between Earth observation (EO) research and entrepreneurship, this challenge is designed to offer a creative platform for developing the most cutting-edge ideas using EO data.

All the Copernicus challenges https://copernicus-masters.com/challenges/