The Earth Observation for Ukraine (EO4UA) has been initiated by CloudFerro to support Ukrainian and international authorities in assessing war-related environmental losses by provisioning processing capabilities combined with a large repository of satellite data and higher-level products generated by the EO4UA partners. The initiative has also fostered a synergy between numerous projects focused on Ukraine running on the CREODIAS platform. Within the EO4UA repository there are “core” data sets (e.g. Sentinel products, crop classifications, boundaries of agricultural fields, etc.) which are indispensable for versatile environmental analyses. Results of analyses conducted by end-users, together with generated products are also stored within the repository to facilitate consecutive research studies. The members of the EO4UA initiative are EO professionals from private, public and academic sectors willing to support Ukraine by providing state-of-the-art expertise in EO analytics and by cooperating with the Ukrainian scientists. The EO4UA initiative is open for new members who wish to make a significant contribution to help Ukraine. During the Big Geodata Talks we will present the current status of the EO4UA initiative, the unique products generated by the members/end-users and what we have learnt so far about the environmental damages in Ukraine caused by the Russian invasion. For more information about the EO4UA please visit https://eo4ua.org.
On October 13, a meeting of scientists under the EO4UA – Earth Observation for Ukraine program was held. Among the speakers was the head of the Department of Mathematical Modeling and Data Analysis Nataliya Kussul.The team of young scientists working under the leadership of Nataliia Kussul is involved into international programs, initiatives and working groups, such as Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), Global Agriculture Monitoring System (GLAM), Joint Experiment of Crop Assessment and Monitoring (JECAM), United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) as well as international projects.