H2020: SURPRISE project

EN-Funded by the EU-POS

Duration: 01 January 2020 – 30 June 2023

Call: Horizon Europe – LC-SPACE-14-TEC-2019

Sector: Space – Earth Observation

Budget: 2,988,795.00 €

Website: https://www.h2020surprise.eu/


The SURPRISE project – SUper-Resolved comPRessive InStrument in the visible and medium infrared for Earth observation applications – is co-financed by the Horizon 2020 Programme, under the Earth Observation topic.

SURPRISE officially started on 01 January 2020 and lasts for 36 months. The project, coordinated by CNR IFAC, brings together 8 partners among which there are universities, research centres and enterprises from 4 countries:

  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • France

Objective of the project

While Earth Observation data becomes ever more vital to understanding the planet and addressing societal challenges, applications are still limited by revisit time (length of time for the satellite system to be able to observe the same point on Earth) and spatial resolution. In this context, SURPRISE’s main objective is to implement a demonstrator of a super-spectral Earth Observation sensor (payload) with enhanced capability in spatial resolution, on-board data processing and encryption functionalities. By merging two state of the art technologies, SURPRISE will address the challenge of large data processing and of shortening the time needed to extract information from images and generate alarms.

The role of Resolvo

As project partner in charge of the Work Package “Reaching Society and the Market”, Resolvo is involved in communication and dissemination.

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