Advances in AI technologies
and data analytics in
Big Earth Observation data assets

Workshop 3.4

Wednesday 14th / 15:30h - 17:30h
Siemens Conference Center Vienna
Meeting Room to be confirmed

Session Description

Earth Observation has become crucial in improving our understanding of the environment and for taking better informed decisions for a sustainable development, at all scales. Yet, to full exploit the significant Big Data resource that EO provides, data analytics and artificial intelligence techniques must be employed in extracting relevant information for science and society. This session is focused on highlighting relevant initiatives, looking at the state-of-the art AI technologies and data analytics for EO, with advantages and existing limitations, and discussing future developments.


- Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Big Earth Observation Data.

- Machine Learning for Earth Observation initiative.

- AI in EO.

  • Leslie Gale & Ilias Gialampoukidis, SpaceApplications & Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas

- Extreme Earth Analytics.

  • Manolis Koubarakis, University of Athens

- AI4EU project (H2020 ICT26): A European AI On-Demand Platform and Ecosystem.

  • Philippe Mouttou, Thales France

- Scalable EO big data analytics and cloud platform services for the forecast of species habitats in a changing climate.

  • Z. Sabeur, G. Correndo, G. Newman, G. Veres and B. Arbab-Zavar
    Presenting: Zoheir Sabeur University of Southampton, School of Electronics and Computer Science, United Kingdom

- Concluding remarks.


Manolis Koubarakis
Professor in the Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Manolis Koubarakis is a Professor in the Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

He is a EurAI fellow since 2015. He has received funding from the European Commission, the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology, the European Space Agency and industry sources. His research interests are in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Big Linked Geospatial Data and Knowledge Graphs.

Florin Serban
Managing Director at TERRASIGNA

Within the space community, Dr. Florin Serban is regarded as a well-known, tenacious, visionary and skilled entrepreneur. His enthusiasm allows him to quickly connect with people and to motivate them to take action, to transform ideas into innovative space applications and services.
Graduate of the Military Technical Academy in Bucharest - Electronics and Telecommunications Faculty, Lasers’ Physics Department, Florin Serban started his career at the Institute of Physics and Technology of Radiation Devices in Bucharest. He received his Master of Science Degree in Applied Electronics in Laser Physics in 1988 and his PhD in Optical and Radar Satellite Data Fusion in 2000 from the Technical Military Academy Bucharest.

He gained extensive experience in developing algorithms, techniques and data processing chains for various operational applications using remote sensing data within the Remote Sensing Department of the Institute for Optoelectronics in Bucharest. He completed his specialization working as Chief Technologist for the Romanian Space Agency.

His sustained efforts in the domain lead him to build TERRASIGNA in 2007, where together with his team and international partners, continues to develop customized applications, services and technologies to respond to the needs of the national, European and international clients.

Codrina Ilie
Researcher at TERRASIGNA

Codrina Ilie is a technical geographer with a Bachelor Degree in Geography (2008) and a Master’s Degree (2010) in Cartography from Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest. She has been working with Open Source solutions for geospatial data processing and visualization for over 10 years, and currently, she is a researcher with TERRASIGNA, with interests in geospatial metadata structures and standards.