At the end of 2014, TERRASIGNA (former ASRC) was awarded two new contracts following European Space Agency (ESA) invitations to tender within the General Support Technology Programme (GSTP) that were launched earlier 2014.
TERRASIGNA was awarded the contract for Open Source Image Retrieval - Integration of Developed Tools (OSIRIDE), with CeoSpaceTech Centre of the University Politechnica of Bucharest as subcontractor. The scope of the contract is to develop a prototype which integrates tools for Earth Observation (EO) Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) into a powerful and ready-to-use Open Source Platform.
TERRASIGNA led a consortium with EOX GmBH (Austria) and CeoSpaceTech Centre of the University Politechnica of Bucharest that was awarded the contract for Data Mining for Analysis and Exploitation of Next Generation of Time Series (DAMATS). The contract supports the development of a prototype for the extraction of information in Satellite Image Time Series.
Both contracts reflect ESA strong interest in exploiting the huge amount of image data made available daily by Earth Observation satellites to benefit individual users and research communities.