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Fine wine app wins top prize at app camp

21/09/2016 The winning Saturnalia app allows users to scan a bottle of wine and displays the best year for that particular wine based on Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3 and meteorological data providing soil, atmosphere and weather information The app also recommends wines cultivated in similar conditions.

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In its fifth year, the App Camp offers access to the latest space data to app developers, who work to make the information accessible to a broad audience.

As Europe’s Copernicus programme continues to launch the Sentinel satellites, transforming their information into useful products poses both a challenge and an opportunity.


Luca Parmitano

The week-long ‘camp’ culminated today with presentations of the seven projects to a jury, followed by a presentation by ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano.

The winning Saturnalia app allows users to scan a bottle of wine and dISPlays the best year for that particular wine based on Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3 and meteorological data providing soil, atmosphere and weather information The app also recommends wines cultivated in similar conditions.

By integrating Copernius data, Saturnalia can also help wine investors and distributors to predict the quality of the wine prior to bottling, allowing them to buy the wine in advance and at a lower price.
 

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