Manicouagan Crater, Quebec
On September 25-28, the European Space Agency (ESA) hosts the 2017 edition of the EO Open Science conference at its ESRIN facility in Frascati (Rome), Italy. This conference explores challenges and opportunities created by the rapid advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), such as Cloud computing, Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence, citizen science (crowdsourcing) or innovative visualization techniques (e.g. Augmented Reality).
This clearly makes for an important venue to showcase the virtual research environment and cloud-based processing capabilities of PROBA-V’s Mission Exploitation Platform.
This pinnacle of human know-how contrasts nicely to this week’s PROBA-V image of the immense, natural power of the ‘eye of Quebec’, a ring-shaped lake in Canada in one of our world’s largest meteor impact craters (originally 100 km in diameter), that was created over 200 millions years ago.