Find below SWIFTT’s news articles, press releases, digests of scientific papers, as well as other outreach materials.

SWIFTT Newsletter #2

SWIFTT Newsletter #2

11 January 2024

The second issue of the SWIFTT project newsletter is out! Get up to date with the project development and partner activities.

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Separated by War: Deforestation and Reforestation in the Ukrainian Emerald Network

Separated by War: Deforestation and Reforestation in the Ukrainian Emerald Network

11 December 2023

Press Release - Study published in Nature Communications Earth & Environment finds stark differences in forest dynamics between Ukraine- and Russia-controlled territories between 2014 and 2020. The methodology was developed as part of the EU/EUSPA-funded project SWIFTT.

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SWIFTT consortium launches first project video

SWIFTT consortium launches first project video

30 November 2023

SWIFTT will provide forest managers with affordable, simple and effective remote sensing tools backed up by powerful machine learning models.

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SWIFTT proejct presented at the GEO Week and the Ministerial Summit 2023 in Cape Town, SA

SWIFTT proejct presented at the GEO Week and the Ministerial Summit 2023 in Cape Town, SA

23 November 2023

The SWIFTT project was presented at the stand of the European Commission, which invited projects funded by the Commission contributing to the achievement of the GEO strategic goal of this decade 'Data for All'.

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SWIFTT paper presented at the 3rd International Joint Conference on Learning & Reasoning (IJCLR)

SWIFTT paper presented at the 3rd International Joint Conference on Learning & Reasoning (IJCLR)

16 November 2023

The paper explores how machine learning methods can be used to map bark beetle infestation hotspots in Copernicus Sentinel 2 images by leveraging spectral vegetation indices and performing self-training.

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SWIFTT partner presents the project’s solutions at the EuroGEO workshop.

SWIFTT partner presents the project’s solutions at the EuroGEO workshop.

05 October 2023

EuroGEO brings together and coordinates activities in Europe that contribute to the initiatives of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO).

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Publication: SILVIA - An eXplainable Framework to Map Bark Beetle Infestation in Sentinel-2 Images

Publication: SILVIA - An eXplainable Framework to Map Bark Beetle Infestation in Sentinel-2 Images

18 September 2023

In their recent paper, SWIFTT partners from University of Bari Aldo Moro, explore how machine learning methods can be used to map bark beetle infestation hotspots in Sentinel-2 images by leveraging spectral vegetation indices and performing self-training.

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Stockholm Resilience Centre: All planetaryboundaries mapped out for the first time

Stockholm Resilience Centre: All planetaryboundaries mapped out for the first time

15 September 2023

From globalwarming to the biosphere and deforestation, from pollutants and plastic to nitrogen cycles and freshwater: Six of nine planetary boundaries are being crossed.

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SWIFTT project highlighted in report by the UNOOSA and EUSPA

SWIFTT project highlighted in report by the UNOOSA and EUSPA

09 August 2023

The report focuses on how to best leverage EU space data and information to answer the sustainability challenges of today while also paving the way towards a sustainable – and more densely populated – future.

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Work related to the SWIFTT project presented at the IEEE EUROCON 2023 conference

Work related to the SWIFTT project presented at the IEEE EUROCON 2023 conference

08 July 2023

The main result is a new forest map for Europe, which will help to better identify different forest types and better monitor forest diseases in the future.

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SWIFTT partners co-organizes International Summer School in Data Analytics

SWIFTT partners co-organizes International Summer School in Data Analytics

27 June 2023

The event is organized by the Educational and Research Institute of Physics and Technology of the NTUU, together with Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (Germany), University of Maryland (USA), and SWIFTT's partner Space Research Institute of Ukraine.

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SWIFTT partners Timbtrack and Groupe Coopération Forestière join EUROFOREST 2023

SWIFTT partners Timbtrack and Groupe Coopération Forestière join EUROFOREST 2023

22 June 2023

This is one of Europe’s leading trade fairs dedicated to the forest-wood industry, which takes place in June 22-24, 2023, in Saint-Bonnet-de-Joux, France.

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[Blog] SWIFTT celebrates Copernicus 25th Anniversary

[Blog] SWIFTT celebrates Copernicus 25th Anniversary

08 June 2023

Using Copernicus data and powerful machine-learning models, SWIFTT will increase forest management productivity and cost-effectiveness, and enable public and private forest managers, authorities, and policymakers to deal with forest threats proactively.

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SWIFTT Newsletter #1 | 2023

SWIFTT Newsletter #1 | 2023

30 May 2023

The first issue of the SWIFTT project newsletter is out! Get up to date with the project development and partner activities.

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SWIFTT partners co-organize the Hackathon ER IPT HACK_2023

SWIFTT partners co-organize the Hackathon ER IPT HACK_2023

05 May 2023

Three tasks are proposed by the partners: determination of diseased forest using satellite data (within the SWIFTT project), optimization of CPU power consumption during big calculations, and analysis of chats using AI.

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Students win Black Sea Science competition with work on the SWIFTT project.

Students win Black Sea Science competition with work on the SWIFTT project.

07 April 2023

In their work “Machine learning models and technology for classification of forest on satellite data” the team developed a deep learning algorithm for forest classification map creation based on satellite data using existing historical datasets as training data.

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SWIFTT project presented at DeepLearn 2023 in Bari, Italy

SWIFTT project presented at DeepLearn 2023 in Bari, Italy

07 April 2023

DeepLearn 2023 Spring is a research training event on the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of deep learning which took place from April 3rd to 7th.

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SWIFTT partner Rīgas Meži presents project to city officials

SWIFTT partner Rīgas Meži presents project to city officials

06 April 2023

Partners introduced the project goals and activities to specialists from the Riga planning region, as well as Riga City's development department, and housing and environment department.

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[Blog] SWIFTT celebrates the International Day Of Forests 2023

[Blog] SWIFTT celebrates the International Day Of Forests 2023

21 March 2023

The SWIFTT project will equip forest managers with affordable, simple and effective remote sensing tools backed up by satellite imagery and powerful machine learning models, providing a next-generation solution to ensure the longevity of this precious environmental resource.

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[In the Media] BFMTV: AI, quantum and synthetic biology under development at Da Vinci Labs

[In the Media] BFMTV: AI, quantum and synthetic biology under development at Da Vinci Labs

18 March 2023

Project partner Xavier Aubry, from Da Vinci Labs, presents the SWIFTT Project in the French TV channel BFMTV.

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SWIFTT partners organize PhD-level course “GiS Methods and Technologies for Satellite Image Analysis”

SWIFTT partners organize PhD-level course “GiS Methods and Technologies for Satellite Image Analysis”

15 March 2023

During the course, the possibilities of geospatial intelligence and its development, as well as existing global land cover maps and how artificial intelligence is used to obtain them will be considered.

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SWIFTT partners get together

SWIFTT partners get together

23 February 2023

Nataliia Kussul, from the Space Research Institute of Ukraine, visited the Institute for Information Processing of the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

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[In the Media] Labs of Latvia: Riga Forests involved in developing digital tool for monitoring and managing forest risks

[In the Media] Labs of Latvia: Riga Forests involved in developing digital tool for monitoring and managing forest risks

10 February 2023

The SWIFTT Project was highlighted by the Latvian website Labs of Latvia.

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SWIFTT consortium selected by EU’s Horizon Europe Program to develop an AI and satellite-based solution for monitoring of forest risks

SWIFTT consortium selected by EU’s Horizon Europe Program to develop an AI and satellite-based solution for monitoring of forest risks

02 February 2023

The project partners will receive a cumulative €2.8M grant from the EUSPA/European Commission over the next three years

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SWIFTT partners meet for the project kickoff meeting

SWIFTT partners meet for the project kickoff meeting

24 November 2022

The SWIFTT project’s kickoff meeting took place from November 22nd to 24th in Tours, France.

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