ESA Summer of Code in Space
ESA Summer of Code in Space NEST Ideas
The NEST team is applying to become a mentoring organization in the ESA Summer of Code in Space programme. We hope to find the brightness and most creative student open source developers to help us add new and exciting possibilities to the Next ESA SAR Toolbox.
ESA Summer of Code in Space 2013 (SOCIS 2013) is a program run by the European Space Agency. It aims at offering student developers stipends to write code for various space-related open source software projects. Through SOCIS, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers.
We are looking for intermediate level Java developers from undergrads to PhD's with some experience with geospatial software.
Proposed projects must be achievable within the limited project timeline.
Student application deadline is July 15, 2013
Mr Luis Veci - NEST Software Lead / Spatial Nerd
Dr Jun Lu - NEST Scientist / Math Guru
Dr Roberta Manners - SAR Scientist / Tinkering Expert
1) Updated NASA WorldWind integration with the latest version adding support for new capabilities. Implement some example applications combining WorldWind and NEST features.
2) Develop basic tools for statistical analysis, machine learning, segmentation, feature extraction and classification or integrate from existing open source libraries such as RapidMiner, Weka, Mahout, etc.
3) Enhance the GIS capabilities of NEST with integration from other Java GIS software such as Geotools, Geolatte, JTS, etc. Improved vector handling, additional vector format import/export, etc.
4) Support for a targeted application area such as ice classification, environmental monitoring, monitoring of surface movement, ocean applications, forestry, agriculture, security, etc.