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OFSET - OpenAIRE for the space/geospatial sector

The proposed solution will perform on top of the OpenAIRE infrastructure, addressing data reuse from OpenAIRE in another platform. This can enhance and foster scholarly communication, following the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data principles. The solution involves the implementation of a module that allows to access the OpenAIRE platform in order to automatically make all contents and knowledge related to the Geoinformation domain, usable and readable by the EO4GEO platform. The proposed solution aims, in principal, at reaching the space/geospatial community, allowing easy access to a vast amount of scientific and scholarly records, raising at the same time the impact of Open Science and OpenAIRE within this community.

Tender priority topics addressed: The proposed solution will respond to Topic 3 - Expand the OpenAIRE Service portfolio and specifically, Category B – focus on the creation of new OpenAIRE services. The proposed plug-in will run on top of the OpenAIRE infrastructure to address data reuse from OpenAIRE in the EO4GEO platform. More specifically, the proposed service will create a bridge between the OpenAIRE infrastructure and the EO4GEO open educational resources, enhancing open scholarship, by boosting open access content and promoting it so that the space/geospatial community can easily use it.

Phase 1 budget: 8,990 €


Planetek Hellas is a Greek company, member of the Planetek Group that since 1994, operates in the field of Satellite Remote Sensing, Spatial Data Infrastructure and Software development for the “on board” and “ground” segment space applications. Founded in 2006, Planetek Hellas provides solution oriented services in the field of Geomatics, involving the use of EO data and systems for environmental & critical infrastructure monitoring, urban planning, civil protection and security.

Planetek has designed, built and commercializes Rheticus, the trademarked  award winning Geospatial Analytics Platform , through which the company's solutions  are offered in the market. Rheticus has revolutionized the traditional Earth Observation market  whose main characteristic has always been the ad hoc offered services (project based). Rheticus represents a disruptive approach of IaaS (Info as a Service) globally scalable, subscription based  with low recurrent costs. Planetek Hellas bases its offer in the high involvement in the research and in the analysis of new techniques, which process and integrate remote sensing information with state of the art technologies of now days such as HPC, AI and Internet. Rheticus integrates and makes use of all the above. 

Planetek is one of the very few European Space companies having activities in both the downstream and upstream sectors. Planetek designs, prototypes and commercializes the  SPACE product line of on-board Software tools that extend from the compression on board of Satellite EO Data, and the Attitude and Orbit Control. Planetek also offers within its SPACE product line the  SpacePTS product (Payload Testing System) which is the perfect personalizable solution for complex payload testing activities. Space PTS has been tested and used for one of the payloads of the Solar Orbiter Mission (METIS) and is planned to  be put in orbit with the mission's launched in February, 2019.

The company has in its portfolio a variety of successful contracts with European Space Agency, through which it has acquired in-depth knowledge of the Agency’s procedures and high quality requirements. Planetek Hellas is also very active in R&D, participating in many research European (FP7, HORIZON) and National Projects. 15% of the company's revenue is invested each year in R&D.

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