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Big Data Application to Boost Preparedness and Response to Migration

In light of Europe's most significant influx of migrants and refugees in its history, ESA is planning a feasibility study to carry out an analysis of the technical feasibility and commercial viability of big data processing applications in combination with space-based services in order to support the identification of migration flows, and to propose a roadmap for their implementation.

Context/Objectives

This opportunity is being led by ESA through its Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) programme.

Europe is being confronted with the most significant influxes of migrants and refugees in its history.

One burning issue is the lack of timely information on migration trends, flows and rates. Such information gap could be bridged through an holistic approach based on the collection, analysis and integration of any relevant direct and indirect indicators of migration flows.

In this context, big data processing applications have been widely recognised as a potentially very powerful tool. The utilisation of big data in support to identifying migration trends is a topic of rapidly increasing interest. Their exploitation in the human migration domain depends on a number of technical and non-technical factors.

Further details about this tender and how to bid, can be found on https://artes-apps.esa.int/opportunities/intended-tender/big-data-applications-to-boost-preparedness-and-response-to-migration