The innovative character is manifold in technological and societal aspects: (a) technologically, the combination of automated pre-processing, pre-classification, and object-based techniques
allows for a large degree of knowledge-based, transferable information extraction routines; (b) from a societal point of view, this service development provides tools to deploy humanitarian
action in a more efficient, reflected, and effective way leading the way towards a Copernicus service component in the humanitarian domain.
The aim of the proposed project EO4HumEn+ therefore is to extend the established service portfolio to the diversifying needs of the humanitarian community
(including ICRC, the Austrian Red Cross, SOS Children’s Villages, MSF and Groundwater Relief), pursuing, inter alia, the following extensions as compared to its precursor project:
improving the capabilities of EO methods to provide realistic population estimations in urban areas, and implementing highly automated routines to better exploit the data stream
of the Sentinel missions.