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Published: 2 September 2020

STAC sponsors

If you have an interest in Earth observation data and making it more accessible for anyone to use, or you’re just curious to learn more, join us next Tuesday 8 September for Cloud Native Geospatial Outreach Day.

This virtual event is part of the STAC (Spatial Temporal Asset Catalogue) Sprint and presents an opportunity for anyone to join the STAC community to collaborate and contribute to the ecosystem, and discuss the value of accessible geospatial information more broadly.

Beginner-friendly sessions

To be more inclusive and help newcomers get up to speed on just exactly what STAC is and who the STAC community are, a series of introductory sessions will discuss topics from machine learning on imagery to remote sensing. Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) Product Developer, Fang Yuan, will present a lightning talk on the program, what we’re working to achieve and how our analysis-ready satellite data for Africa is powered by STAC metadata.

Alex Leith who heads up Digital Earth Australia and Africa Technologies will also provide a hands-on introduction to our DE Africa data so participants will be equipped with knowledge to get involved and contribute to the DE Africa sponsored community awards prize.

Community awards

To further the Cloud Native Geospatial ecosystem, a number of prizes will be awarded across a variety of categories to recognise and encourage contributions, and to bring along new community members. We’re proud to sponsor a ‘Newcomers Grant’ of $1000 to help new participants take work they begin from the day to continue within their community, plus a full travel grant for the next in-person STAC sprint.

Alongside Amazon Web Services (SWA), we’re also sponsoring the ‘Best use of our contribution to Sentinel-2 Africa STAC/COG data’ community recognition award. We encourage participants to consider how the data could be used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find out what’s up for grabs if you win!

Sign up

Learn more about what will happen on the day, and sign up to join the STAC community.