Over the past year, Eurisy has celebrated its 30 years anniversary. Since its inception, it has relentlessly accomplished its mission and proved to be a highly effective tool for “bridging space and society” through various channels, including the organisation of events. Everyone will agree that the recipe for a successful event is about allowing for networking opportunities or letting discussions sometimes go a little “off-piste”. This is the spirit of the series of articles that we initiate today on “Satellites for Sports”, aiming at promoting satellite applications for the sports sector in a kind of informal setting.
The use of Earth Observation (EO) data in civil engineering is not common. Yet, something is changing. Italian SME Survey Lab with its expertise in development, distribution and promotion of EO data and geomatics based monitoring systems, took the opportunity of H2020 project I.MODI, to demonstrate the importance of integrating different data streams into the map-based products used by civil engineers.
Better diagnostics, prevention, care, coordination and information – can satellites play a role in mitigating Europe’s healthcare sector challenges? Together with our members at CNES and the European Space Agency and our partners from ECHAlliance and MEDES we joined the first edition of the Pro Digital Heath Congress to share hands-on examples on how space can make e-health services accessible to all.
According to the 2018 Annual Economic Report on EU Blue Economy, it comprises all the economic activities related to oceans, seas and coasts, that cover of established sectors (eg.: Aquaculture, fisheries, etc.) and new ones (eg. Blue bio-economy and biotechnology, etc.). It is important to define what “blue economy” means in order to better explain its relevance to social and economic development and why satellite technologies can be a game-changer in this sense.
After attending the European Emergency Number Alliance’s 2018 EENA Conference & Exhibition in April, Eurisy took its “Sat4Alps” project and recommendations further to another key user segment – mountain rescuers.
Data visualisation: A beautiful and powerful communication tool. An interview with Hans Hack
Eurisy attended the European Emergency Number Alliance's 2018 EENA Conference & Exhibition in Ljubljana, Slovenia. On the agenda – new technologies and innovation. Or rather how new technologies can benefit and/or support emergency and crisis response services. Here's what we're learned about the challenges and uses of satellite-based services in this sector.
One of the ideas recently discussed in the Eurisy conference in Berchtesgaden was that aggregating demand, introducing standards, and coordinating procurement would benefit various Alpine stakeholders as well as the regional economy.
We’ve interviewed Daniel Seybold—Head of Operations at TeleOrbit GmbH—on why getting their clients to talk to their peers is more efficient than a business pitch, and on the main challenges companies face on the satellite applications market.
Satellite applications met the great outdoors in Bayonne for Eurisy’s conference Outdoor Sports: surfing avant-garde satellite solutions. You don’t see what one has to do with the other? Quite a few things actually! Notably in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques Département, a haven for outdoor sports of all kinds, which boasts a strong outdoor industry.
"[…] more effort should be carried out, on the ground, to talk to end-users and get new ideas from them.
The fact that we can do that, in Europe, is perhaps our biggest competitive advantage in the face of much decried (by some) American competition, of the likes of Google and the rest. We – both public and private providers – can create European value-added services because we can talk to the end-users on the ground. We can find out what they need. And they need stuff. So we can insist on going beyond research, to create highly personalised solutions that rely both on Europe’s impressive satellite infrastructure and on field knowledge."
We’ve interviewed Dr Ian Thomas for some tips to advance EO Uptake based on his three-decade plus career as an Earth Observation (EO) specialist and supporter to end-users. This has been within various local, central and pan-government programmes in the United Kingdom, Western Europe, SE Asia, USA, Australia, Antarctica and New Zealand. (More on his current work at www.eoci.info )