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CAMEO project receives funding from the Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund

Published: Monday, 14 February, 2022

The CAMEO (Creating an Architecture for Manipulating Earth Observation data) project team has secured funding under the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment’s (DETE) Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund (DTIF), managed by Enterprise Ireland, to establish a new Earth Observation (EO) platform designed for non-specialist users.

The project is led by Earth Institute member Associate Professor Michela Bertolotto (UCD School of Computer Science) in collaboration with Earth Institute members Associate Professor Francesco Pilla (UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy), Professor Fiona Doohan (UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science), and Professor Nick Holden (UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering).  Other members of the project team are Dr Gavin McArdle, Dr Oisín Boydell, and Associate Professor Rem Collier (UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy) and Dr Declan Delaney (UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering).

The CAMEO project seeks to democratise access to an ever-increasing volume of Earth Observation data to develop a sustainable internationally trading Earth Observation services sector in Ireland.  The members of the consortium include Vertice Integration Services Ltd T/A Vertice Cloud, BCC Risk Advisory Ltd T/A Edgescan, Icon Geo, Treemetrics Ltd, TechWorks Marine Ltd and Dell Technologies.

Earth Observation satellite. Photo by NASA on Unsplash.

Photo by NASA on Unsplash

The project will receive an investment of over €9 million, of which €5.9 million is from Enterprise Ireland and the remainder from industry with UCD receiving €2,725,058. The project builds on UCD’s growing space-related research and innovation activities through the UCD Centre for Space Research and CeADAR, Ireland's Centre for Applied AI.

CAMEO will provide a new means of accessing international EO/UAV/Land-based sensor data and mechanisms for combining this with national climate, agriculture, and marine databases to unlock real, tangible potential for Irish industry, the public sector, researchers. CAMEO will establish Ireland as an international leader in using EO data for economic and societal benefit.

Further information: UCD Computer Science: CAMEO project receives funding from the Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund

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