Open Science and Innovation 2.0 refers to the rapid and systematic changes in doing Research, Innovation and Applications driven by the rapid advances in digital technologies combined with a growing demand to do Science for Society (actionable research) and in Society (co-design of knowledge). Nowadays, teams of researchers around the world can easily access a wide range of open data across disciplines and remotely process them on the Cloud, combining them with their own data to generate knowledge, develop information products for societal applications, and tackle complex integrative complex problems that could not be addressed a few years ago.

Such rapid exchange of digital data is fostering a new world of data-intensive research, characterized by openness, transparency, and scrutiny and traceability of results, access to large volume of complex data, availability of community open tools, unprecedented level of computing power, and new collaboration among researchers and new actors such as citizen scientists. It also creates new types of applications and new business models.

The Earth Observation (EO) community is now facing the challenge of responding to this new paradigm in order to make the most of the large volume of complex and diverse data delivered by the new generation of EO missions, and in particular the Sentinels. In this context, this book will review the trends and changes in the exploitation of large amount of EO data in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and open way, from science to applications, innovation and education.

In particular, the planned book will address the following topics:

  • New paradigms in Open Science and Innovation,
  • New approaches of Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing,
  • New ICT capabilities on cloud, networks, computing, and big data analytics,
  • New business opportunities and models in the geo-service industry,
  • New satellite observing systems, e.g. sentinels, planetary lab, skybox imaging,
  • New in-situ and remote sensing observing sensors, e.g. drones


Last update: April 7, 2016