Winners of the ESA App Camp 2012
The first ESA App Camp took place from 18 to 22 June 2012 at ESA ESRIN in Frascati near Rome.
Developers of the ShareAware app won the ESA App Camp 2012. Their app aims to interconnect people concerned about the environment to understand, learn about, be prepared for or react to various events or remote sensing results.
Organised by environmental ‘themes’, such as water, air quality, deforestation or disasters, users could browse the datasets and report on a certain issue relevant for that theme and location – a ‘callout’.
Users could write a short message or post an image in their callouts. GMES products would also be made available for reference in the various thematic areas.
Members of the winning team were each presented with an iPad3.
The other apps developed during the week included the educational app GEOLife that shows how Earth observation data can affect our daily lives. TeakGuard aims to protect rainforests from illegal logging, 4Sense is in the game category and EnviSim attempts to simulate the effect of policy decisions and technical developments on Earth’s climate and Environment.