University of Leicester in collaborations with Uni-Soft Systems are holding the first Copernicus Hackathon in UK with a focus on using satellite data for food security on 19-20 Sep. 2019. This upcoming Hackathon will be an exciting 2 days in which teams will work collaboratively to develop solutions to address global and local needs based on specific food security challenges. With over 50 participants from around the globe, we will be using Copernicus satellite data to implement an innovative and practical coding experience.

Copernicus Sentinel-2 Data

Copernicus is served by a set of dedicated satellites (the sentinel families). The Copernicus services deliver satellite data which can be used for local and regional needs to help us better understand our planet and sustainably manage the environment we live in. For this Hackathon, we are interested in using data from the Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellite. Sentinel-1 is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day-and-night radar imaging mission for land and ocean services. Sentinel-2 serves data for applications in land monitoring, emergency management and security. They use high resolution, multi spectral imaging to provide data for land cover/change classification, atmospheric correction and cloud/snow separation. For more information on the training material and Sentinel data for the Hackathon, go to our GitHub page.