Serco Italia S.p.A. (SERCO)
Serco Italia is a proud provider of a wide range of services to the European Space Agency (ESA) and plays an important role in supporting prestigious European programmes, such as Copernicus. In the context of CALLISTO, SERCO is the Project Coordinator and the leader of all activities regarding the project management and the collection and indexing of Earth Observation data with other distributed geo-referenced data sources.
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) participates in CALLISTO via the Information Technologies Institute (ITI), one of the leading institutions in Greece in the fields of Informatics, Telematics and Telecommunications. ITI’s Multimedia Knowledge and Social Data Analytics laboratory (MKLab) is the Scientific and Technical Coordinator of the project, the leader of all activities regarding Data Fusion, Information Retrieval, High Performance Computing and 3D models, and the leader of several other tasks (e.g. social media data collection, change detection, information retrieval, alert-driven UAV path planning).
Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS)
Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS) is one of the most renowned research institutions in the data science area, with a strong track record in Data Mining, Machine Learning, Semantic Technology and Information Retrieval Research, and its applications for Big Data analytics, enterprise information integration and media analytics, supported by professional software engineering and project management. In the framework of CALLISTO, Fraunhofer IAIS will lead activities relevant to semantic technologies and data analytics.
CS GROUP (CS)
CS GROUP is a European leader in the design, integration and operation of intelligent cyber-protected critical systems. CS GROUP will lead and bring their expertise to the activities regarding the design and development of the CALLISTO platform. In addition, they will develop the innovation, exploitation and long-term sustainability plan and will ensure Intellectual Property protection
Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is a national research and supercomputing centre in Spain, specialised in High Performance Computing (HPC). BSC contributes to the CALLISTO project as a research partner, leading tasks on HPC optimization. They will improve data-oriented and Artificial Intelligence-based workloads by helping co-design the pipelines along with the infrastructure where they are executed.
Institute for Applied Informatics association (InfAI)
The Institute for Applied Informatics association (InfAI) is an affiliated institute of Leipzig University and aims at promoting science and research in the areas of Computer Science and Information Systems. In the CALLISTO project, InfAI is mainly active in activities relevant to semantic technologies and data analytics and their research group Nature-Inspired Machine Intelligence (NIMI) is responsible for extending the Semantic Analytics Stack (SANSA) which will contain aspects of distributed data processing for large-scale Resource Description Framework (RDF) knowledge graphs.
ACCELIGENCE Ltd. (ACCELI)
ACCELIGENCE Ltd. is an innovative SME focused on high-tech solutions and prototypes on different areas (UAV, Haptics, IoT, CyberSecurity, etc.). ACCELIGENCE will provide a fully custom and “open” Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), able to be adapted to the specific needs of the project and to equip the different components (sensors/analytics) of the other partners. ACCELIGENCE has a fully equipped laboratory for the research, mechanical design, programming and assembly of its solution.
National Observatory of Athens (NOA)
The BEYOND Center of Excellence of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) has achieved great excellence in developing Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence processing chains for agricultural monitoring and most specifically for the purposes of the Common Agriculture Policy. In CALLISTO, NOA is the leader of all activities surrounding the use of Machine Learning technologies in Copernicus Data streams, the pilot implementation, evaluation and training of end-users regarding the project’s solutions.
NOA is also responsible for the 1st Pilot Use Case – “Cap Monitoring“.
Deutsche Welle (DW)
As Germany’s international public broadcaster, Deutsche Welle (DW) provides news and information to people worldwide, giving them the freedom to make up their own minds. In CALLISTO, DW organises the development of use case scenarios and brings to life its own scenarios in the field of “Satellite journalism” (3rd Pilot Use Case).
De Watergroep is the largest water utility in Flanders, Belgium, supplying water through a network of over 32,000 km to around 3 million customers and hundreds of companies. In the project, they act as end-users in the 2nd Pilot Use Case “Water quality assessment” by evaluating the CALLISTO approach for water quality monitoring in one of their surface water basins.
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences (RBINS)
The Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences is a federal government scientific institution, which participates in CALLISTO with the Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Modelling (REMSEM) team. REMSEM is specialised in the development and use of remote sensing and ecosystem modelling tools for marine ecosystem research and policy advice. In the framework of the project, RBINS/REMSEM will share its experience in the 2nd Pilot Use Case “Water quality assessment” by developing, improving and validating water quality products and presence of algal blooms using in-situ and satellite optical sensors.
SMAT Group (SMAT)
SMAT Group is a water utility, managing the integrated water service in the Metropolitan City of Turin (Italy). In the context of CALLISTO, SMAT will participate in the 2nd Pilot Use Case “Water quality assessment”, where the integration of different data sources (Earth Observation imagery, real-time sensors and data monitoring systems) will be tested on a lagoon basin located on Po River that supplies water to the largest drinking water treatment plant managed by SMAT. In addition, SMAT will coordinate the implementation of all the project use cases, as well as the production of training material for the end-users of CALLISTO.
Nurogames is an independent game development and software engineering company in Cologne/Germany, which develops gaming and gamification solutions for both consumers and the industry. Nurogames covers the entire value chain of game development – from the initial idea to the final product. In CALLISTO, Nurogames will use their knowledge of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality in creating Extended Reality interfaces for the visualisation of Earth Observation Data for the end-users.
European Union Satellite Centre (SATCEN)
The EU Satellite Centre (SATCEN) supports the decision-making and actions of the European Union in the field of Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), and in particular Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), including European Union crisis management missions and operations. They provide products and services resulting from the exploitation of relevant space assets and collateral data, including satellite and aerial imagery, and related services. In the framework of CALLISTO, SATCEN is the leader of the 4th Pilot Use Case “Land border change detection”.
DRAXIS Environmental (DRAXIS)
DRAXIS is a dynamic company that provides environmental IT solutions and and specialised environmental and agricultural consultation services. In CALLISTO, DRAXIS is responsible for the project’s innovation management, the development of a Galileo-enabled mobile application for monitoring the compliance to the Common Agricultural Policy, and for the development of an air quality forecasting model using Artificial Intelligence to enable the estimation of air-water interface reflectance. DRAXIS is also the leader of the dissemination activities of CALLISTO.
Korea University (KU)
Korea University – Environmental GIS/RS Laboratory (KU-eGIS/RS Lab) is an organization conducting research to monitor and assess climate change impacts and risks on forest and agricultural land using Earth Observation data. In the framework of CALLISTO, KU will contribute to the activities focusing on the use of Deep Learning for the Common Agricultural Policy monitoring by applying transfer learning from the crop mapping model, tailored to South Korea, to the Netherlands.
16 partners, 8 countries
Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, South Korea