The black holes of the Polish space sector development
Poland became a member of European Space Agency six years ago. By this time old space sector companies have strenghtened their position at the European market. At the same period transition companies have emerged and they took free market niches, especially internal for the country. Polish Space Agency with public bodies have prepared educational programmes for graduates and undergarduates and Polish space industry has achieved the pre-maturity status. Actually, the new wave of companies are established by young professionals aware of the space market and deep technologies. (Data Lions is enclosed in this set). Unfortunately landscape has still the black holes and Polish ecosystem may suffer from them.
Unexplored area known by Data Lions is an automation of EO data processing and analysis. It has a deeper connotations: you can find a software development expert as well as a GIS expert but if you are looking for a geoinformatics specialist then you should be prepared for an expensive and time-consuming search. In some parts of Poland it is even impossible!
That’s why our CTO has provided many presentations and workshops about EO data processing and analysis for Python software developers – but these acts had only a local impact over the Tricity area. Fortunately there is the global opportunity to teach software developers about the remote sensing. The journal for professional software developers: Programista. Data Lions’ CTO prepared an introductory article about EO data processing and automatic derivation of the satellite indices. And this is not the last time when we prepared such materials. We plan to continue the series and teach others about more complicated and sophisticated EO data processing and data analysis algorithms. We hope that these actions will accelerate the maturity status of Polish start-ups at the local scale and enhance the competitiveness of European space sector companies at the global scale.
Link to the article (in Polish): https://programistamag.pl/programista-32018-70-kwiecien-maj-przetwarzanie-i-analiza-danych-obserwacji-ziemi-w-pythonie/