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From open data to open analyses - new opportunities for environmental applications?

Klein, Thomas and Nilsson, Mats and Persson, Anders and Hakansson, Bertil (2017). From open data to open analyses - new opportunities for environmental applications? Environments. 4 , 32 , 1-17
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In this study, we explore the potential of open and accessible data in combination with interactive cloud-processing capabilities for applications in environmental monitoring and policies. During the last few years, the amount of open Earth observation and open national data has increased substantially. In parallel, access to analysis capabilities for such data has improved. The search and extraction of data from larger Earth observations archives and the processing of larger amounts of data have hitherto been an obstacle for many potential users. With the availability of new cloud solutions such as Google Earth Engine, NASA Earth Exchange, or ESA Cloud Toolbox, accessing and processing of large datasets have become easier for a wider range of users. In this communication, we briefly summarize these recent trends and illustrate their potential by four application showcases from terrestrial and aquatic environmental monitoring. We accessed and processed data from US and European Earth observation satellite archives with Google Earth Engine. As a complement, we also used open Swedish national data and open source desktop tools. We hope that our positive user experiences can encourage other environmental data users to further explore the new opportunities for easy access to open data and cloud-based processing capabilities.

Authors/Creators:Klein, Thomas and Nilsson, Mats and Persson, Anders and Hakansson, Bertil
Title:From open data to open analyses - new opportunities for environmental applications?
Year of publishing :2017
Volume:4
Article number:32
Number of Pages:17
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:0711-6780
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 202 Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering > Computer Systems
Keywords:open data, Earth observation, open analyses, cloud-based data access and processing, Google Earth Engine, terrestrial, aquatic, environmental monitoring and policies
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105490
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105490
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DOI10.3390/environments4020032
Web of Science (WoS)000404540600008
ID Code:17067
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:04 Jun 2020 07:38
Metadata Last Modified:16 Aug 2020 17:51

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