EASI (Earth Analytics and Science Innovation) is a new high-performance data analytics platform that ‘turbo-charges’ the capacity to process and integrate huge amounts of Earth Observation (EO) data with other geospatial information and models.
Through EASI, CSIRO aims to
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The challenge of collecting and assimilating geospatial and non-geospatial information requires the invention, adaption and use of new sensor technologies and methods for data integration and analysis. New methods must be capable of using both old and new observation types to deliver sensor-independent continuity.
The EASI Industry Hub model is designed to achieve significantly better entrepreneurial engagement, including SMEs, using CSIRO-generated IP, accelerating technology readiness and transfer.
Key to this approach is the use of a Science-as-a-Service platform that readily supports scalable and low start-up cost access. The hub aids industry engagement and impact by addressing key innovation challenges. Benefits include:
CSIRO-prepared and QA/QC’d data and computation infrastructure is located in a combined Cloud environment that businesses can afford to access during their start-up phase when exploring new business models.
Get in contact to discuss your interests and needs in EO analytics with CSIRO.
Dr. Robert Woodcock, firstname.lastname@example.org
EASI arises from an Australian innovation called the ‘Australian Geoscience Data Cube’, originally developed out of a partnership between CSIRO, Geoscience Australia and the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI). Since 2017, several international partners (NASA, USGS, CEOS, UK’s Satellite Applications Catapult) have also joined the partnership, now called the Open Data Cube (ODC) platform (www.opendatacube.org).
Operating in Cloud environments, as well as high performance supercomputers, the ODC makes comprehensive information about our Earth available as analysis ready data and open infrastructure. This streamlines R&D to industry, supports the digital economy, and enables downstream users, such as industry, to leverage it to create economic activity and employment.