Your Access to Explore the Earth

The EO-Lab Cloud

The EO-Lab cloud is part of the Strategy "Artificial Intelligence" of the German Federal Government. It provides German entities for science and development easy and efficient access to earth observation data, a virtual working environment for processing these data, as well as extensive information and training to support users. The EO-Lab Cloud stands for:

  • High-performance working environment for scientists and developers
  • Scalable computing power and broadband data connectivity
  • Tools to process data with AI-methods
  • High flexibility to develop and execute your own process chains
  • Easy and free access to Copernicus data and services, as well as data of the national EO-missions
  • Synergy with the EO cloud CODE-DE for users of German governmental authorities: easy and efficient transfer of scientific results to governmental application
  • Extended collaborative tools for users
  • Certified by BSI and hosted in a data centre in Frankfurt
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EO-Lab brings Scientists to EO Data

EO-Lab promotes the scientific utilisation of data from national EO-missions and from the Copernicus Program as well as the development of efficient, automated process chains and innovative EO-applications. The scientific use of AI-methods is particularly welcome. Developers from both scientific and commercial entities are invited to design and demonstrate new processes and applications on EO-Lab. They have quotas for data, computing and storage resources available on the EO-Lab platform. These quotas will be allocated based on user applications and are prioritised according to categories of research and development projects if necessary:


  • Category 1: Projects that are supported by the German Space Agency or by a European Program.
  • Category 2: Projects that are supported by other national or European Program, as well as doctoral and master's theses.
  • Category 3: Projects which do not fall into any other category.


Interested parties can apply for time-limited test quotas via a simplified approval procedure in order to gain initial experience with EO-Lab.

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The EO-Lab Team

The German Space Agency, on behalf of the "Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz" (BMWK), has contracted the company CloudFerro Sp. z o. o. to build and operate EO-Lab starting 01.10.2021 and to link it with the EO cloud CODE-DE.

Subcontractors are:

  • Urbetho CF GmbH
  • terrestris GmbH & Co. KG
  • Universität Salzburg, Fachbereich Geoinformatik - Z_GIS
  • Spatial Services GmbH.


Your contact person for EO-Lab:

Dr. Peter Wagner
Raumfahrtagentur im Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

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