24/7 Space News
A milestone in digital Earth modelling
illustration only
A milestone in digital Earth modelling
by Erica Marchand
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 11, 2024

Destination Earth is now live. Launched at the EuroHPC LUMI Supercomputer Centre in Kajaani, Finland, Destination Earth offers new insights into the complexity of our planet to advance climate change adaptation and environmental resilience modelling.

Destination Earth is a major initiative of the European Commission to develop a highly accurate digital twin of the Earth system. This project aims to improve understanding of natural phenomena, hazards, and the impact of human activities related to climate and environmental change.

Using advanced digital twin technologies, data analytics, AI, and high-performance computing, Destination Earth provides high levels of accuracy, resolution, and interactivity. This allows users to explore how the Earth system may evolve under different scenarios over the next several decades.

This tool helps policymakers, researchers, and other stakeholders make informed decisions in designing climate change adaptation strategies and mitigation measures.

It also supports European adaptation strategies for the green transition, helping the EU achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, and aids the implementation of the Green Deal and Digital Strategy.

Destination Earth is led by the European Commission and is implemented by ESA, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (Eumetsat). Over 100 public and private partners are involved in building the system.

ESA develops and operates the DestinE Platform, an open and secure cloud environment supporting DestinE data exploitation to meet the needs of a diverse community, including citizens, scientists, academics, commercial entities, and policymakers.

From today, selected users accessing the DestinE Platform can explore and process data generated by the first two digital twins' simulations. The platform will continue to evolve, providing more services, tools, and applications to meet the growing needs of its users.

Simonetta Cheli, ESA Director of Earth Observation Programmes, said, "Destination Earth is a flagship initiative that builds on European modelling capabilities and also on Earth observation data. We, at ESA, are thrilled to contribute to this new era and proud to be responsible for the DestinE Platform.

"The platform provides a rich range of applications and services, which will progressively become accessible to everybody and creates a new flexible and scalable ecosystem."

For more information about Destination Earth and its ongoing developments, visit Destination Earth.

Related Links
DestinE Platform
Earth Observation News - Suppiliers, Technology and Application

Subscribe Free To Our Daily Newsletters

The following news reports may link to other Space Media Network websites.
Planet Labs Teams Up with NVIDIA for Enhanced Satellite Insights
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 11, 2024
Planet Labs PBC (NYSE: PL), a provider of daily data and insights about Earth, announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to enhance onboard processing capabilities for its Pelican-2 satellite. Planet will use the NVIDIA Jetson edge AI platform for its next-generation high-resolution mission and will fly the technology on its Pelican-2 satellite, launching later this year. NVIDIA GPU accelerated computing will support intelligent imaging and faster insights for customers. This collaboration aims to sho ... read more

Human bodies mostly recover from space, tourist mission shows

Ohio State students to test space food solutions for NASA

US and Germany double down on space exploration

Virgin Galactic completes final spaceflight before two-year pause

Boeing Starliner spacecraft springs more leaks on way to ISS

Rocket Lab plans 50th Electron mission to deploy five satellites for Kineis

Galactic Energy Launches Third Rocket in 10 Days

Stealth gas contracts awarded amid high profile crewed Starliner mission

New analysis suggests lack of subglacial lake on Mars

NASA explores new Mars Sample Return concepts

Martian Polar Ice Flow Mystery Finally Explained

Mars' subsurface ice could be a key to sustaining future habitats on other planets

China Open to Space Collaboration with the US

Shenzhou 18 crew conducts first spacewalk

Zebrafish on China's space station reported to be in good condition

China sends experimental satellite into orbit with Long March 4C rocket

Fired SpaceX workers sue Elon Musk over workplace abuses

Nara Space Secures $14.5M Series B to Expand Satellite Fleet

China launches multi-functional communication satellite for Pakistan

CGI works on new interfaces for European Space Agency to expand satellite communications market

Heat-Resistant Metal Alloys Under Study

Magnesium oxide transition insights for super-Earth exoplanets revealed

Purdue Researchers Transform 2D Metal Halide Perovskites into 1D Nanowires

DR Congo copper, cobalt miners trapped in exploitative conditions: NGOs

Giant viruses discovered on Greenland ice sheet

Planet-forming Disks Around Low-mass Stars Show Unique Characteristics

NASA's Webb Telescope Observes Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

Newly Discovered Planet Retains Atmosphere Despite Star's Intense Radiation

Understanding Cyclones on Jupiter Through Oceanography

Unusual Ion May Influence Uranus and Neptune's Magnetic Fields

NASA's Europa Clipper Arrives in Florida for Launch Preparation

New Earth-Based Telescope Images of Jupiter's Moon Io Match Spacecraft Quality

Subscribe Free To Our Daily Newsletters

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2024 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement Our advertisers use various cookies and the like to deliver the best ad banner available at one time. All network advertising suppliers have GDPR policies (Legitimate Interest) that conform with EU regulations for data collection. By using our websites you consent to cookie based advertising. If you do not agree with this then you must stop using the websites from May 25, 2018. Privacy Statement. Additional information can be found here at About Us.