Winners of the 2018 Copernicus Emergency Management Challenge!

Dec 14, 2018 · 2 min read

About the Copernicus Emergency Management Challenge
For the Copernicus Emergency Management Challenge, the European Commission sought innovative solutions that use Copernicus to support the management of natural disasters, man-made emergency situations, and humanitarian crises.

We’re proud to announce that we have been selected as the winner of this challenge with our proposed ‘TSAR AI’ solution.

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Taras and Seva representing the team on stage!

TSAR AI assists emergency authorities in detecting the effects of natural disasters by automating the processing of satellite imagery with Artificial Intelligence. Emergency responders can detect even small changes to water bodies and surface displacements near inhabited areas, then grade them according to their impact on populations. Sentinel 1 and TerraSAR interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar antenna imagery data are used to detect the land surface changes.

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TSAR AI — Rapid and precise surface change detection with SAR data

Through effective detection of emergency situations on a pan-European scale, the lives of more than 100 million people on the continent and nearby areas can be improved.
The technology also has applications for the defense and security market, where large-scale analysis of land and sea surface is required for timely detection of important developments. This solution will come at lower cost compared to human operators and will be easier and faster to use.

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