AI4EO is dedicated to organising cutting-edge artificial intelligence-based challenges in partnership with esteemed partners and sponsors. These challenges not only promote the growth and engagement of the AI4EO community, but also provide a platform for researchers and coders to showcase their work and make a tangible impact in solving some of society’s most pressing challenges. By leveraging AI technology and utilising Earth observation data, we aim to extract valuable insights and information to drive positive change.

AI4EO is an initiative of ESA Φ-lab implemented by a consortium of private companies and startups composed of SpaceTec Partners, Planetek Italia, Sinergise, GMATICS and EarthPulse.

New challenge!

Get ready for lift-off

The OrbitalAI Challenge is here and we’re excited to invite you to take part! We challenge you to showcase your expertise by building an innovative onboard AI application for either the Φ-sat-2 satellite or the International Space Station (ISS).
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Partner challenge

The AutoICE Challenge has been launched!

The collaboration between the AI4Arctic and AI4EO will improve the sea ice charting methods and digitalise them with the help of satellite imagery and AI.

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Permanently open challenge

A collaboration between KP Labs, ESA & partner QZ Solutions, and empowered by the AI4EO Challenges by ESA Φ-lab, this challenge revolutionizes the future of farming with the help of in-orbit processing!

Open challenges

AutoICE Challenge

An extraordinary challenge has been created to bring together Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Earth Observation (EO) players to address the challenge of “automated sea ice mapping” from Sentinel-1 SAR data. […]

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Encouraging Interaction

AI4EO Challenges

AI4EO Challenges, an initiative from Φ-lab of ESA’s Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, strives to bring the worlds of AI and EO closer to encourage interaction and collaboration.

Artificial Intelligence

When large amounts of data is captured by remote sensing devices on EO satellites, our computers and AI algorithms can be used to help us solve problems. They can learn to recognise patterns and find correlations that humans would otherwise miss.

Earth observation

EO data allows us to gather global information about our planet Earth’s physical, chemical and biological systems via satellites carrying remote sensing devices.

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