CANDELA is a platform that uses Copernicus data and brings together all those who use, create and interpret geodata, combining data, software, machine learning, big-data analytics on a highly scalable cloud-IT infrastructure.
CANDELA aims at building a platform who delivers building blocks and services which enable users to quickly use, manipulate, explore and process Copernicus data. The main objective of CANDELA is to bridge the gap between big data technology and the Earth Observation data user community.
While the objective is very ambitious, the pragmatic approach that we follow into building CANDELA makes it reachable. With the right blend between solid, operational existing assets and innovative tools integration, the platform should bring the right to help exist Copernicus users make the leap and endorse big data technology to maximize value creation.
We are working on the management, coordination, dissemination, communication and business development activities of CANDELA project. The algorithms implemented on the platform allow access to Copernicus data and will be applied at a regional and national level in use cases such as urban expansion and agriculture, change detection in vineyards, abrupt natural disasters, and forest health monitoring.