openEO

A common, open source interface between Earth Observation data infrastructures and front-end applications

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openEO
  • Project duration: October 2017 - November 2020
  • Project status:
    Finished

Project funded by

European Commision Horizon 2020

The latest generation of Earth Observation satellites collects large volumes of diverse and thematically rich data with an unprecedented capability. For exploiting these valuable data sets, many research and industry groups have started to shift their processing into the clouds which are at the moment still custom-made and tailored to the specific data infrastructures. This lack of standards not only makes it hard for end users and application developers to develop generic front-ends, but also to compare the cloud offerings by running the same analysis against different cloud back-ends. To solve this, a common interface that allows end- and intermediate users to query cloud-based back offices and carry out computations on them in a simple way is needed.

The openEO project, a three-year Horizon 2020 project funded by the EU, will design such an interface, which will consist of three layers of Application Programming Interfaces, namely a core API for finding, accessing and processing large datasets, a driver APIs to connect to back offices operated by European and worldwide industry, and client APIs for analyzing these datasets using R, Python and JavaScript. To demonstrate the capability of the openEO interface, four use cases based chiefly on Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 time series will be implemented.

This project supports the generation of resources for a more efficient exploitation of Earth Observation data. Eurac Research will contribute to the implementation of the driver APIs to connect to back offices operated by European and worldwide industry and will have one of the four case studies dedicated to snow monitoring by an integration of Sentinel 1 and Sentinel 3 images.

Contact person: Alexander Jacob

alexander.jacob@eurac.edu

Publications
OPENEO PLATFORM BRINGS ANALYSIS-READY DATA ON DEMAND
Jacob A, Mohr M, Zellner PJ, Dries J, Claus M, Briese C, Griffitjs P, Pebesma E (2021)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: Big Date from Space | Virtual Event | 18.5.2021 - 20.5.2021

More information: https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/ac7 ...

https://doi.org/10.2760/125905

The openEO API–Harmonising the Use of Earth Observation Cloud Services Using Virtual Data Cube Functionalities
Schramm M, Pebesma E, Milenkovic M, Foresta L, Dries J, Jacob A, Wagner W, Mohr M, Neteler M, Kadunc M, Miksa T, Kempeneers P, Verbesselt J, Gößwein B, Navacchi C, Lippens S, Reiche J (2021)
Journal article
Remote Sensing

More information: https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13061125

https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13061125

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/16370

Open Data Cube and openEO
Jacob A, Claus M (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Open Data Cube Conference 2021 | online | 22.6.2021 - 25.6.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/17777

SAR2CUBE: A Data Cube Concept for Providing Both Interferometric and Intensity Based Products through an Open Source Framework
Jacob A, Claus M, Centolanza G, Moral F, Vicente-Guijalba F, Mougnaud P (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Fringe 2021 | Online | 31.5.2021 - 4.6.2021

More information: https://youtu.be/WrXiqh1ykbY?t=616

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/17782

Analyzing large-scale earth observation imagery with openEO platform
Jacob A, Pebesma E, Zellner PJ, Claus M, Mohr M (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 12th Internatioal Symposium on Digital Earth | Salzburg, Austria / Online | 5.7.2021 - 8.7.2021

More information: https://digitalearth2021.org/workshops/

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/17784

Alpine Data Cubes in the Environmental Data Platform
Jacob A, Monsorno R, Vianello A, Costa A, Rossi M, Claus M, Crespi A, Zebisch M (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Intergeo 2021 | Hannover | 21.9.2021 - 23.9.2021

More information: https://www.intergeo.de/de/programm-stages#/talk/1152729

SAR2CUBE: A Data Cube Concept for Providing Both Interferometric and Intensity Based Products through an Open Source Framework
Jacob A, Vicente-Guijalba F, Claus M, Zellner PJ, Moral F, Budhwar P, Mougnaud P (2020)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: ESA EO Phi-Week 2020 | online | 28.9.2020 - 2.10.2020

More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnrDfLDciGQ

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/17774

The OpenEO R-client: a tool to analyze big earth observation data in R: producing wet snow maps by harmonizing different types of multidimensional raster data over South Tyrol
Zellner P, Jacob A, Budhwar P, Claus M, Rossi M, Lahn F, Pebesma E (2020)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: SFScon - South Tyrol Free Software Conference 2020 | Bozen / Bolzano | 13.11.2020 - 14.11.2020

More information: https://www.sfscon.it/talks/the-openeo-r-client-a-tool-to-an ...

The backends of openEO: and how to become one
Jacob A, Dries J, Forest L, Neteler M, Mohr M (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: ESA Phi-Week | Frascati | 9.9.2019 - 13.9.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/13359

openEO: an API for standardised access to Big Earth Observation data in a landscape of a growing number of EO cloud providers
Jacob A, Pebesma E, Neteler M, Wagner W, Verbesselt J, Mohr M, Dries J, Monsorno R, Buhdwar P, Briese C, Mistelbauer T, Schramm M, Kadunc M, Kempeners P, Gorelick N (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: EARSeL Symposium | Salzburg | 1.7.2019 - 4.7.2019

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/13360

openEO: an API for Standardised Access to Big Earth Observation Data in a Landscape of a Growing Number of EO Cloud Providers
Jacob A, Pebesma E, Neteler M, Wagner W, Verbesselt J, Mohr M, Dries J, Monsorno R, Buhdwar P, Briese C, Mistelbauer T, Schramm M, Kadunc M, Kempeners P, Gorelick N (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: OGC Technical Comittee Meeting | Leuven | 24.6.2019 - 28.6.2019

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/13384

openEO: an API for Standardised Access to Big Earth Observation Data in a Landscape of a Growing Number of EO Cloud Providers
Jacob A, Pebesma E, Neteler M, Wagner W, Verbesselt J, Mohr M, Dries J, Monsorno R, Budhwar P, Briese C, Mistelbauer T, Schramm M, Kadunc M (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Esa Living Planet Symposium | Milan | 13.5.2019 - 17.5.2019

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/13372

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Solenix Schweiz GmbH

Joint Research Centre - European Commission

Mundialis GmbH and Co. KG

Vlaamse Instellning Voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V. - VITO

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