On December 6-7, 2022, the final meeting of the Open Clouds for Research Environment (OCRE) project was held in Lisbon. In the work of the section “Real-World EO Digital Services Adoption Stories and Lessons for the Future”, assistant of the department Hanna Yailymova spoke on the topic “Quantitative assessment of damage from the war in Ukraine based on satellite monitoring data with the support of the European initiative Earth Observation for Ukraine (EO4UA)” and told how the OCRE project opens up modern opportunities for further development for Ukrainian scientists. Specialists are provided with processing capabilities in combination with a large repository of satellite data created by EO4UA partners. The initiative promotes the development of numerous projects focused on Ukraine, which work on the CREODIAS platform. The EO4UA repository contains base datasets (eg Sentinel products, crop classification, agricultural field boundaries, etc.) that are indispensable for a variety of ecological analyses. The members of the EO4UA initiative are professionals from the private, public and academic sectors who want to support Ukraine by providing cutting-edge expertise in earth observation analytics and collaborating with Ukrainian scientists. The EO4UA initiative is open to new participants who wish to help Ukraine.
Anhalt University of Applied Science and National Technical University of Ukraine “Ihor Sikorskyi Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” have been selected for funding under the European Commission’s “Open Clouds for Research Environments” (OCRE) project. The OCRE project aims to accelerate the adoption of cloud technologies in the European research community by bringing together cloud providers, Earth Observation (EO) organizations and the scientific and educational community.