International Disasters Charter: new contract with the ESA!
We are delighted to announce that Eversis has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency for the operations, management and software development of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters portal that is supporting the operations of this international collaboration of 17 space agencies. The 2 years duration and 1.9m EUR budget contract was signed on August 31. Works will be carried out by an international consortium consisting of Eversis, TerraDue, Data Space, Airbus Defence & Space, Taitus and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).
The Charter is a worldwide collaboration, through which satellite data are made available for the benefit of disaster management. The platform enables data processing using satellite imagery for damage mapping in response to natural and man-made disasters. This is with the aim to support relief efforts from civil protection authorities and the international humanitarian community. The primary users of the system will be the Charter Project Managers and Value Adding providers i.e. the operational teams that are appointed to conduct activations of the Charter and liaise with the Charter users.
As part of this contract, the current data workflow management system of the International Disasters Charter will be enhanced to provide new services, including Cloud-based data processing, to better meet user requirements for disaster response. It will also be opened for integration of EO processing chains by third party service providers and will enable federation with other processing environments from the Charter members community. This will help extend and diversify data processing capabilities.
The software managed under the contract consists of two elements:
- The workflow platform, which allows relief organizations around the world to work and collaborate when disasters occur. Through this platform, organisations like the United Nations and national crisis centres can obtain relevant satellite imagery from 17 space agencies and commercial companies.
- The processing environment, which allows to work with remote sensing data efficiently thanks to leading edge computing, machine learning, GIS software, mapping software and data processing that turns raw data into meaningful resources.
The industrial team presents itself as a long-term partner able to deliver consolidated services and we presented the most attractive offer. It includes ITIL driven service management, supported by innovative management tools, personal data protection procedures, as well as software development, operations, maintenance and hosting services.
The consortium members feel honoured to be able to support the mission of the International Charter.
Visit the Charter website here: https://disasterscharter.org/