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Accurate and Scalable Processing of Big Data in Earth Observation

BigEarth is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for the period 2018-2023 and Prof. Begüm Demir is the Principle Investigator.

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Demonstrator Precursor Digital Assistant Interface for Digital Twin Earth

DA4DTE is funded by the European Space Agency for the period 2022-2024. The project aims to foster development of the new generation of AI-powered “Digital Assistant” interface to EO data and Digital Twin Earth (DTE)-type information, also including elements of xAI to ensure better interpretable and trustworthy sciences and innovative commercial applications. Our project partners are e-GEOS and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.


Erdbeobachtung und künstliche Intelligenz für das Monitoring im ökologischen Landbau

EOekoLand is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMVK) for the period 2022-2025. Our project partners are the Thünen Institute and FiBL.

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Multimodal multitAsk learninG for MultIsCale BATHYmetric mapping in shallow waters 

MagicBathy is a research project funded under the HORIZON Europe MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships - European Fellowships for the period 2023-2025.  For more information, visit:

Completed Projects

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Mehrwert aus Big Earth Data durch Kombination von KI und föderierten Datenwürfeln

AI-Cube is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMVK) for the period 2021-2023.

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Information Discovery from Big Earth Observation Data Archives by Learning from Volunteered Geographic Information

IDEAL-VGI is funded by the German Research Foundation for the period 2019-2022 under the Priority Programme “Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI): Interpretation, Visualisation and Social Computing” [SPP 1894]. The IDEAL-VGI project contributes to the following research domain indicated in the priority programme: information retrieval and analysis of VGI (machine learning and algorithmic interpretation for VGI and quality assessment of VGI). Our project partner is the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University.

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Künstliche Intelligenz mit Erdbeobachtungs- und Multi-Source Geodaten für das Infrastruktur-, Naturschutz- und Waldmonitoring

TreeSatAI is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for the period 2020-2022. The overall goal of TreeSatAI is the prototypical development of AI methods for the monitoring of forests and tree inventories on local, regional and global scales. Based on freely accessible geodata from different sources (remote sensing, administration, social media, mobile apps, monitoring libraries, open image databases) prototypes for deep learning based extraction and classification of tree and stand features for four different use cases in the field of forest, nature conservation and infrastructure monitoring will be developed. Our project partners are: Geoinformation in Environmental Planning Group of TU Berlin, LiveEO, LUP, DFKI and Vision Impulse.