Land Monitoring

Building Radar takes home the Copernicus Masters

21 October 2015

Yesterday evening members of the international Earth observation industry came together at the ddb Forum in Berlin, for the 2015 Copernicus Masters Awards Ceremony.

Now in its fifth year, the Copernicus Masters competition seeks fresh ideas for businesses based on Earth observation data, while encouraging creative product development and entrepreneurship in Europe. This year, the competition received more than 200 entries from 50 countries.

Building Radar GmbH, providing a global, satellite-based online database for new construction projects, is this year's overall winner of the international Copernicus Masters Earth observation competition.

Josef Aschbacher, Head of Programme Planning & Coordination within ESA's Earth Observation Programmes Directorate, presented the €20,000 grand prize to Building Radar's managing director, Paul Indinger.

"Building Radar's combination of Earth observation data, including Sentinel-2 optical data, machine learning and data mining has created an all-new service for the construction industry," Prof Aschbacher stated.

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