The title of the keynote: Sentinel Hub - next generation platform for satellite imagery applications
Sabina Dolenc is head of marketing at Slovenian GIS software developing company Sinergise, laboratory for geographical information systems, Ltd. with their core business in agriculture, land management and cloud GIS solutions. Following the university studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Marketing at the University of Ljubljana, Sabina pursued master study at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, where she was awarded a Master of Science in 2016.
In her keynote, Sabina will introduce the Copernicus award winning platform for satellite imagery applications – Sentinel Hub.
Earth observation data provided by satellites are revolutionizing the market of space applications. Open access to data with very short revisit times, high spatial and good spatial resolution, benefits numerous sectors – the agriculture, environmental and land-change monitoring, natural disaster response, insurance and others.
Traditional way of getting the satellite data is technically complex and long lasting process, especially if one wants to use full potential of multi-temporal and multi-spectral imaging. Vast volume of data to download, store and process is technically challenging, even more so using "current-generation" principles, such as building pyramids of final products, resulting in billions of small files, which have to be managed efficiently. Sentinel Hub makes satellite data (Sentinel, Landsat and others) easily accessible for exploring and analysis, either within our web based GIS or in your own GIS environment.
At Sinergise, we have approached the problem from a different angle - thinking about which products/services we can offer without significant pre-processing, tiling or even manual effort. We have set-up the copy of global S-2 archive at AWS  (the data are accessible to any interesting party there free of charge) and implemented a processing chain, which taps into the data in real-time, when requests are coming in. We were able to establish WMS/WMTS  service, which gets request with specific parameters (e.g. AOI, maximum cloud coverage, time range), queries the database for matching scenes, downloads the relevant data from AWS, creates a composite, a mosaic and then the final result, based on set rendering parameters (e.g. true color, false color, NDVI, EVI, LAI, etc.). All of these actions are being done on full, worldwide, S-2 archive (multi-temporal and multi-spectral) in just a few seconds. To demonstrate the technology, we created a simple web application, called “EO Browser” , which makes it possible to query Sentinel-2 data anywhere in the world.
Sentinel-2 data are only as useful as the applications built on top of it. We would like people to not bother too much with basic processing and storing of data but rather to focus on value added services. This is why we are looking for partners, who would bring their remote sensing expertise and create interesting new services.