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COVID-19: e-GEOS (Telespazio/ASI) will develop a solution to monitor the economic recovery

By Eric Van Rees - 4th September 2020 - 06:58

e-GEOS, an ASI (20%) / Telespazio (80%) company, has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development of a solution capable of integrating and analyzing large amounts of both satellite and non-satellite data, to help monitor the economic recovery after the COVID-19 outbreak, in particular in the port, logistics and freight transport sectors.

The project, called “COVID-19 economic impact assessment from Space in Italian Ports and Logistic Centers - Enabling Industry Growth”, will be funded in the context of the permanent ESA call “EO Science for Society”, aimed at supporting solutions and services using Earth Observation data for the benefit of citizens.

e-GEOS will lead a team composed of the startup CherryData, spinoff of the Politecnico di Milano, and the company ExpertLAB, headquartered in Rome.

Thanks to a specific big data management and analysis approach, the solution is able to integrate current and historical data from different sources - optical and radar satellite images, information on road traffic, on pollution and on the presence of mobile phones - to analyse and compare trends in the economic activity in the period from 2019 to 2020 and identify future trends.

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