The Earth Observation (EO) Pfi-Week 2019 was a lot about bringing the technology of EO to the ground. To businesses of all kinds. To people. What’s the purpose of having all the data and all the resources, if they are being used only by a handful of people. Plus, all these investments and efforts might finally find more meaning and clients and become a profitable job, not just an interesting endeavour to the outer space. That means, though, that Open EO or the Open Space (which means opening up the data and info gathered by satellites to the normal users) should start being more than just a tiny bit. Therefore, apart from the beautiful outcomes that are envisioned (and already happening), we also need: regulations, frameworks, teams to work on the best way of adoption. And sky is (not) the limit, seriously. Just think about the fact that we gathering right now some tens of petabytes per year. Enough to say that 1 Petabyte = 1 million Gigabytes.
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