Apply for European Space Agency Digital Twin Earth Challenge
Copernicus Masters


A digital twin is a virtual replica or a simulation of a physical system or system components. The ESA Digital Twin Earth Challenge (ESA DTE Challenge) aims to stimulate applications that can demonstrate how to derive granular and reliable information about past, present and future changes in the Earth system using Earth observation data in combination with state-of-the-art technologies such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Blockchain, and Cloud Computing. Submissions are welcome addressing key societal challenges, including:

  • Resilient Blue & Green Infrastructures
  • Food Security
  • Climate Adaptation
  • Health and Well Being
  • Pollution Monitoring and Prevention

The submissions to this challenge will be evaluated based on the potential for technological feasibility combining these different technologies, rather than their maturity, and addressing key building blocks of the DTE.

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