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December 2011 - Launch of the OBSERVE competition

"Promoting use of Earth Observation Data for the social benefit of the Balkans".

Participants from the Balkans are invited to analyse given air quality data sets and to report their findings to the organizers of the competition. The analysis results shall describe typical phenomena that are contained in the data such as pollution levels, their spatial relationships, temporal evolutions, etc.

Every participant is given access to a time series of air quality data that cover the entire Balkan region. Our aim is to acquaint the participants with data that shall be interpreted from different perspectives such as local and temporal phenomena, intensity variations, observed patterns, etc. The individual findings shall then be submitted to the organizers of the competition as a written report. A committee will assess the submissions and select a first prize winner and two runner-ups..

We expect to attract interest from academia (in particular, students) as well as from individuals being employed by institutions that want to learn more about the potential of Earth observation data for the Balkan area

The prize winners will be given the opportunity to present their results during the final event of the OBSERVE project that will be organized October 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Travel funding (air tickets, accommodation and registration fee, for OBSERVE’s final event in Thessaloniki) will be offered to the prize winners by the OBSERVE project.

Furthermore the prize winners’ contributions will be published to SEE-J-EOG (South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics).

Download the detailed guidelines for the OBSERVE competition and join us in Thessaloniki 2012. Detailed information regarding the competition can be downloaded from our website at the competition section