SenseStore1: Efficient storage and publication of remote sensing data

The data that is currently being generated by remote sensing devices is huge, due to the advances in related sensing, communications and data management technologies, but also due to the increasing use of sensor platforms based on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

The overall objective of this project is the development of a first prototype of a data storage and publication infrastructure for remote sensing data generated by earth observation and analysis processes. The system must be efficient and scalable, and it must be aligned by the service standards considered by the European Commission INSPIRE directive.


In particular, the developed infrastructure will:

  • Enable the efficient storage and access to both data and metadata of geospatial coverages (raster images) produced by remote sensing devices, providing appropriate horizontal scalability.
  • Be aligned with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) service standards, which are adopted by the INSPIRE directive of the European Commission, that rules on the creation of a Spatial Data Infrastructure for Europe. In particular, standard web services for discover, download and visualizing data will be considered.
  • Integrated with the information system currently available at Babcock.