EO Challenge

DigitalGlobe and the European Space Agency have teamed up to launch the Earth Observation Challenge

  • Identify and map water resources in developing regions
  • Identify urban change to help mitigate social and environmental risk

These challenges are critical to understanding and measuring the impact of climate change and urban development in remote areas. To accelerate innovation in support of these global challenges, we’re opening up DigitalGlobe’s 100+ petabyte image library and geospatial big data platform, GBDX, along with European Commission Sentinel Data. 

We’re looking for passionate participants who can leverage DigitalGlobe and ESA resources to build geospatial solutions supporting these initiatives. Participant teams will have two months to transform Earth imagery into meaningful context and actionable insight for sustainable global development, business growth, and geospatial intelligence.


1st Prize: €5,000

2nd Prize: €3,000

3rd Prize: €2,000


All selected applicants can apply for ESA Business Application support to help commercialise their solutions including zero-equity funding, access to networks of investors, incubators, national organisations and dedicated project management support for commercial and technical development.



10 April 2018
Last updated at 23 August 2018 - 09:28