Land Monitoring

Complex data made easy

12 May 2016

While the growing volume of information from satellites observing Earth offers a unique opportunity for science and applications, it is sometimes difficult to make sure these complex data streams are exploited to their full potential. ESA is addressing this challenge with 'Thematic Exploitation Platforms'.

The idea is to unlock satellite data and make the information available to the non-expert along with the tools and resources they need - and critically make all this accessible from one place.

This frees up time and resources for the user so they can focus on creating innovative information products and services using Earth observation data.

There are six Thematic Exploitation Platforms - or TEPs for short. They cover geohazards, coastal environments, forestry, hydrology, polar regions and urban environments.

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