to: 21 May 2021




SBIC Noordwijk, together with experts from the space industry, will host four specialised Earth Observation (EO) workshops aimed at entrepreneurs and other space enthusiasts. Every week, you’ll get closer to knowing everything you need to know about earth observation.

It will host these workshops with experts from Airbus, Netherlands Space Office, S&T and Verhaert. Also, successful ESA BIC alumni companies OPT/NET and Blackshore will host a session.

You will discover how existing Copernicus-enabled services and applications have been developed and deployed.

This workshop will introduce you to two major satellite data portals: the Open Satellite Data Portal, provided by The Netherlands Space Office, and Sobloo, provided by Airbus.

a. Introduction to Open Satellite Data Portal

The Netherlands Space Office (NSO) is the space agency of the government of the Netherlands. The quantity and quality of satellite data is increasing rapidly. This creates opportunities for developers and for governments. In this workshop you will be taken into the spatial world of satellite data.

Kathelijne Beenen, advisor Satellite Application at NSO, uses examples to show what is already possible in practice and how you can make smart use of satellite data provided in the satellite data portal.

b. Introduction to Sobloo

Sobloo is one of the five Data and Information Access Services (DIAS) online platforms, that allow users to discover, manipulate, process and download Copernicus data and information. This Copernicus DIAS platform was launched by Airbus in cooperation with their partners Orange Business Services and Capgemini.

Outline of the workshop:

  • Journey through Sobloo: presentation, overview of the main features and interfaces
  • 3 examples of Copernicus data usage
  • Going beyond : Airbus DS’ digital ecosystem : respective positioning of Sobloo + OneAtlas + UP42
  • Focus on UP42

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. Airbus Defence and Space is a leader in European space business and an international pioneer in Earth observation services.

2 Sobloo desktops will be available to participants for a free trial after the presentation.