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UP42 Announces Copernicus Masters Challenge to Augment Earth Observation Data with Generative Adversarial Networks

By Eric Van Rees - 2nd June 2021 - 06:57

UP42 announced the UP42 Airbus Challenge in the 2021 Copernicus Masters Competition.

With EUR 100,000 in awards at stake, including commercial satellite data from the Airbus OneAtlas Living Library, UP42 seeks researchers, companies, and students to submit algorithm development ideas to provide new ways of performing EO analytics.

Copernicus Masters is an international competition held annually to foster innovative applications of EO data that address the world’s most compelling environmental, social, and business problems. In 2021, UP42 joins other leading geospatial organizations such as the European Space Agency (ESA), European Commission, and German Aerospace Center (DLR) in devising 10 Challenges spanning the full spectrum of EO applications.

The UP42 Challenge calls on participants to propose algorithms that advance EO analytics by using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to augment satellite imagery. GANs are an advancement in deep learning technology to generate realistic synthetic data to supplement existing data sets.

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