Jacobs University is a highly selective, international, re¬sid¬ential university situated in Bremen, Germany, with currently 1300+ students from 109 nations. Language of in¬struct¬ion and for all campus commun¬ication, therefore, is English. Ex¬cell¬ence and trans¬dis¬cip¬lin¬arity, diversity and community, leadership and values are the pillars of a Jacobs education.

Research spinoff rasdaman GmbH has been established for giving comm¬ercial support to the rasdaman Array Database technology. Founder and CEO of this Bremen based SME is Peter Baumann (secondary employ¬ment to his occu¬p¬ation as Pro¬fessor at JUB ). Among rasdaman’s customers are Deutscher Wetterdienst / DE, VITO / BE, and UK MetOffice. The com¬pany is member of the German delegation to ISO and editor of the forth¬coming ISO 9075 Part 15: SQL/MDA (Multi-Dim¬ens¬ion¬al Arrays).

PML is an independent and impartial collaborative research centre with world-class research capacity in Earth Observation, ecosystem modelling, and marine ecosystem functioning. Its research programme contributes to the issues of climate change, marine pollution and sustainability. The Remote Sensing Group comprises 28 scientists and focuses on improving observations of the Earth’s ocean from satellite and aircraft, and exploiting these for real-world problems.

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an international org¬an¬is¬at-ion supported by 34 States: 20 Members (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom) and 14 Co-operating Members (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hungary, Israel, Lat¬via, Lithuania, Montenegro, Morocco, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia).

Meteorological and Environmental Earth Observation - MEEO S.r.l. ( is a privately-held company devoted to the implementation and development of products and services based on remote sensing of the Earth-Atmosphere sys¬tem. Since 2006 MEEO is a consolidated partner of the European Space Agency (ESA).

CITE is a SME, activating in the broad domain of ICT systems engineering, research and consulting. The main commercial activities of the company include large scale systems design and implementation, techno-economic analysis of ICT systems and services and systems’ quality assurance and testing. In the area of research and innovation CITE designs and implements cutting edge solutions for cloud and distributed infrastructures, information retrieval and data management systems, specialized simulation and modeling tools etc, bringing beyond-state-of-the-art concepts into systems’ production lines.

NCI, part of the Australian National University is a comprehensive, vert¬ic¬ally inte¬grat¬ed research service that is engaged with and em¬bedded with research comm¬unit¬ies, high-impact centres, and institutions and collaborates internationally. NCI has particular responsibility for national environmental research including climate change, earth system science, national water management, the geosciences, and earth observation, as well as national leadership in the ongoing strategy for supporting computational research.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is a United States government agency activating in aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA was founded in 1958 leading thereafter US space exploration effort. Its achievements, among others, include the renown Apollo moon-landing missions, the Miner, Pioneer and Voyager missions, the Space Shuttle, Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) and others.

NASA's role in the EarthServer 2 is twofold: