Arctic Observatory for Copernicus SEA Service
On 1 December 2020, the Horizon 2020 ARCOS (“ARCtic Observatory for Copernicus SEA Service”) project kicked-off with the presentation of the project plan and discussion of expected results.
The objective of ARCOS is to design and implement an early-warning system able to provide continuous monitoring of the Arctic Region to detect and identify criticalities, through near real-time innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) analysis techniques. Both space and non-space data will be processed, originating mainly from Copernicus services, in order to generate operational intelligence.
ARCOS is part of the Copernicus SEA Service Evolution activities and presents an excellent opportunity to exploit AI techniques and contributes to the expansion of SEA’s rich service portfolio. SatCen will lead the collection of requirements and the definition of relevant use cases, validate the solution, and ensure that the products and services to be developed will be integrated into the Copernicus SEA operational chain.
The ARCOS project consortium is composed of 7 partners with representatives from the industry, public bodies and research centres: e-GEOS, GMV, Finnish Meteorological Institute, ICEYE, COWI, Politecnico di Milano, and SatCen. The project will run for 30 months.
ARCOS has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004372.