Space for Cities

Stavanger, Norway, 28 September 2017

Nordic Edge Expo is the largest Smart City meeting place in the Nordics. It covers a broad range of smart city themes and showcases both best practices and solutions addressing the urban challenges that most cities and communities are facing.

Eurisy will host a session in the conference programme on satellite applications for smart sustainable cities.


This Session will give an overview of available satellite-based services to improve city management.

Also, it will showcase the experience of two cities using satellite-based services to become more efficient and sustainable. These experiences will be analysed highlighting the added-value of the satellite-based services, their transferability to other cities, the challenges encountered to use such technologies, and the opportunities to access and improve such services in cities.

Target audiences

The Session will target local and regional decision makers, private companies, research centres and academia providing smart management solutions in cities.

City representatives will be able to value their interest in the solutions presented by their peer, and to understand what would be the costs, challenges and benefits of adopting similar solutions;

Private companies will be able to value the demand for these services in the Nordics, and get familiar with support and funding opportunities to develop new services based on satellites;

Research centres and academia will be informed of the needs of cities in terms of technologies relying on satellites and will get inspiration for their future R&D activities.

Session Outline

13:30 - 14:00        Keynotes

Anja Strømme, Norwegian Space Centre

Support and funding opportunities to develop satellite-based services for cities

Grazia Fiore, Research and Project Coordinator, Eurisy

Overview of available satellite-based services for European city administrators

John Dehls, Researcher at the Norwegian Geological Survey, NGU (TBC)

New developments in the use of remote sensing data for soil monitoring

14:00 - 14:10        Coffee Break

14:10 - 14:55         User Session

The City of Diemen has an extensive experience in using satellite data to monitor soil subsidence and prioritise infrastructure maintenance works. They will share their experience with a Norwegian city coping with the same problem, discuss the solutions they have tested and reflect on how satellite applications can help them improve their work and optimise the use of available resources. An expert in satellite data for soil monitoring will contribute to the discussions within the session.

Expert: John Dehls, Researcher at the Norwegian Geological Survey, NGU

Ron Kaptijn, Department of Spatial Management, Municipality of Diemen (The Netherlands)

City of Diemen: Monitoring soil subsidence and optimising maintenance works with the support of satellite imagery

Representative of Nordic local administration dealing with City planning (To be identified)

Presentation of a public authority’s work with city planning and their existing or potential use of satellite data to address related challenges

14:55 - 15:00        Conclusions and wrap up


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