ESA launches Earth Observation app event

10 app developers will be invited to the ESA App Camp
App developers at work
Credits: ESA

Following the success of last year’s first ever App Camp organised by ESA, 20 app developers from all over Europe will be invited once again to ESA’s ESRIN centre in Frascati, Italy, on 3–10 June. The event aims at helping to bring Earth observation services to the everyday user with your ideas for mobile phone applications.

ESA will provide Internet and access to satellite data for developing mobile applications in five defined categories. The goal is to develop mobile apps using Earth-monitoring data on smartphones, building on the possibilities offered by Europe’s Global Monitoring for environment and Security (GMES) programme.

Developers of the ShareAware app won the top prize during last year’s App Camp. ShareAware interconnects people concerned about the environment to understand, learn about, be prepared for or react to various events or remote sensing results.

The deadline for application to the 2013 App Camp is 25 March 2013. To apply, visit: www.app-camp.eu.