Published on 7 May 2020
Like all gatherings during these times of COVID-19 isolation, the European Geosciences Union’s annual General Assembly is different this year with thousands of Earth, planetary and space scientists taking part virtually to discuss their research and latest findings. So, with eyes still very much on science this week, ESA’s Director of Earth Observation Programmes, Josef Aschbacher announced the launch of a new award for excellence in Earth observation during his online presentation.
New digital technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning are leading to a major transformation in Earth observation, opening up a wealth of opportunities for science and research, and business alike.
This new joint ESA–EGU award sets out to recognise and honour individual scientists or teams that have contributed to the innovative use of Earth observation, with a focus on the use of European datasets in the field of science and applications.