On October 1st, 7SHIELD’s project was referenced during the ESA “Phi Week” International Conference (https://phiweek.esa.int/), the annual Earth Observation event organized by ESA. Event focuses on innovation in Earth Observation, and showcases the latest achievements in Earth Observation science, technology, and applications. It brings together early career scientists, entrepreneurs, citizens, and dreamers to foster new collaboration across disciplines.
Since the ONDA DIAS design phase, SERCO’s goal has been building a unique one-stop environment where the Earth Observation and Research communities could find an unprecedented Data offer as well as reliable and cost-effective Cloud Resources to develop services. In line with EC and ESA visions, over the last 2 years, ONDA DIAS has moved beyond services addressed in the DIAS baseline requirements, by implementing additional and innovative capabilities for its users.
Latest cloud evolutions and feedbacks from customers have been combined to provide fit for purpose services as CLEOPE (CLoud Earth Observation Processing Environment), an interactive web-based platform via Jupyter Notebooks configured with pre-installed libraries and template notebooks to enhance user experience with ONDA. In the frame of Destination Earth and Digital Twin Earth, respectively the EC and ESA new flagship Space programs, ONDA has developed MOST (Manage Onda Storage) to optimize massive data access, improve productivity while reducing cost and removing technical barriers.
Nevertheless, Digital transformation, combined with a rapid explosion of technologies, has paved the way to greater vulnerabilities and newer forms of threats for Space infrastructure. Against this backdrop, the EC funded 7Shield’s project adopt new technologies and methods for responding to the threats. A specific pilot is run to simulate cyber-attacks on ONDA DIAS and build capabilities to defend digital infrastructure.
ONDA DIAS continue being at the cutting edge of technology to respond to market needs while ensuring, thanks to 7Shield, the mandatory level of security to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals.