What is the Swiss Data Cube?
Pressures on natural resources are increasing and a number of challenges need to be overcome to meet the needs of a growing population in a period of environmental variability. Some of these environmental issues can be monitored using remotely-sensed Earth Observations (EO) data that are increasingly available from a number of freely and openly accessible repositories. However, the full information potential of EO data has not been yet realized. They remain still underutilized mainly because of their complexity, increasing volume, and the lack of efficient processing capabilities.
EO Data Cubes (DC) are a new paradigm aiming to realise the full potential of EO data by lowering the barriers caused by these Big data challenges and providing access to large spatio-temporal data in an analysis ready form.
The main objectives of the Swiss Data Cube (SDC) is to support the Swiss government for environmental monitoring and reporting and enable Swiss scientific institutions (e.g., Universities) to facilitate new insights and research using the SDC and to improve the knowledge on the Swiss environment using EO data.
Dear colleagues, Remotely sensed Earth Observations (EO) data have already exceeded the petabyte-scale and are increasingly freely and openly available from different data holdings. This poses a certain number of issues in terms of volume (e.g., data volumes have increased 10x in the last 5 years); velocity (e.g., Sentinel-2 is capturing a new image of […]
Today during the EuroGEOSS workshop plenary we were pleased to present the first national product generated with the Swiss Data Cube. We used 22 years of Landsat observations over the entire Switzerland to track snow cover changes using the Snow Observations from Space algorithm. We observed that in Switzerland, snow is disappearing and this phenomenon […]
We have received the good news that the project “SnowCover.CH: Monitoring Snow Cover changes over Switzerland using Earth Observations time-series” has been accepted. This project jointly lead by UNIGE/GRID (Dr. Gregory Giuliani) & UZH/RSL (Dr. David Small) is supported by the UNIGE-UZH Joint Seed Funding. Since mid-December 2017 the University of Zurich and the University of […]
The SDC team is pleased to announce that since June 10 the Sentinel-2 Analysis Ready Data archive is automatically updated every day to ensure that the latest Sentinel-2 A/B data are available in the Swiss Data Cube. We will soon also add a similar feature to the Landsat ARD archive.
GEO Week 2018 at Kyoto, Japan
The Swiss Data Cube project will contribute to this major GEO event. More information at: http://www.earthobservations.org/geo15.php
Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2018 at Bern, Switzerland
The Swiss Data Cube will be presented during the Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2018 in Bern. More information: https://geoscience-meeting.ch/sgm2018/