Join the OBSERVE project Competition"Promoting use of Earth Observation Data for the social benefit of the Balkans" and team with us!

OBS_Competition_logo1 Objectives of the Competition

The OBSERVE project, a project funded by the European Union under its FP7 programme, is organising a competition which aims at the intensified use of Earth observation data in the Balkans.

Participants from the Balkans and beyond, are invited to analyse given air quality data sets provided by the PROMOTE project and to report their findings to the organisers of the competition.

Registration is free of charge and can be accessed here


The analysis results shall describe typical phenomena that are contained in the data such as pollution levels, their spatial relationships, temporal evolutions, etc. Exact details on the objectives and procedures of the OBSERVE Competition can be found in the Competition Guidelines below

The competition results will be reviewed by a committee and a first prize and two runner-up prizes will be awarded together with a certificate to the best submissions.

The prize winners will be given the opportunity to present their results during the final event of the OBSERVE project that will be organized October 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece.  Travel funding - air tickets, accommodation and registration fee - will be offered to the prize winners by the OBSERVE project.

Furthermore the prize winners’ contributions will be published to the SEEJoEOG (South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics).






Download the guidelines and template submission form for the competition and join us in Thessaloniki 2012

Important Dates 

Submission Deadline: 

30-06-2012 (extended deadline)

Contact Us

For all questions regarding data issues please communicate with Mr. Gottfried Schwarz at Gottfried.Schwarz(at)dlr.de

For issues regarding your submission please send us your requests/queries at competition(at)observe-fp7.eu


Join our Competition and present your results during the final event in Thessaloniki, Greece in October 2012 for free.