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Reef Support Wins the Copernicus Masters 2020 Competition

Copernicus Data and AI to Protect the World’s Coral Reefs. Celebrating its 10th iteration in 2020, the international innovation competition Copernicus Masters awarded prizes in 22 categories to outstanding products and services based on Earth observation data. All the winners presented their ideas at the Space Pitches session, and nine challenge winners were honoured during the online Space Awards on 8 December as part of European Space Week 2020. Reef Support is an automatic warning system that uses artificial intelligence and satellite imagery to detect coral bleaching, algal blooms, sediment plumes, and debris caused by humans. This pioneering technology was crowned the overall winner of the Copernicus Masters 2020.