PROBA-V MEP and Terrascope platform were initially built with funding from ESA and BELSPO. In the context of the EO4GEO project, VITO made further improvements to the platform such as adding the ability to login and use the resources via the EduGAIN federated identity provider. Scalability and performance were also improved to be able to support simultaneous users in a classroom setting.
During the project, the EO4GEO EO data exploration and analysis tools were used in various forms. Many training contents were developed using the notebook functionality which relies on the EO data that resides in the platform. These notebooks link to various BoK concepts and offer the capability to link to learning management systems, which makes them ideal for educational purposes.
The platform was also used in the EO4GEO summer school, allocating virtual machines to students so that they could work on their use cases using the pre-installed tools and data that are readily available.