Blue Economy and geoinformation services for sustainable growth in coastal regions

Day 1 - Thursday 20 November

13:30-14:00          Registration

14:00-14:15          Welcome

                    Chairperson: Angela Barbanente, Puglia Region Vice-President

Welcome addresses: Silvio Maselli, Assessor of the Municipality of Bari; Alessandro Ambrosi, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Bari; Colin Hicks, Eurisy President

14:15-15:30          Keynotes  

Peripheral and maritime regions in Europe: challenges and opportunities - Damien Périssé, Director - Responsible for maritime affairs, innovation and competitiveness, CPMR

Innovation and Blue Growth in European coastal regionsAdam Banaszak, Member of the NAT commission of the Committee of the Regions

Satellite applications as innovative, operation tools for regional authorities needs - Roberto Battiston, President, Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Regional maritime strategies and challenges: the Apuglia example - Angela Barbanente, Puglia Region Vice-President

Puglia: a leader in European cooperation projects - Bernardo Notarangelo, Puglia Region 

15:30-16:00          Coffee break

16:00-17:30          Good practices session 1: Environment
                               & risk management

Representatives of regional or national public administrations share their experience in using geo-information (derived from satellite images and other sources) and location-based services operationally in the field of environmental and risk management 

Chair: Bernardo Notarangelo, Head of the Mediterranean Department, Puglia Region 

Experience of the Emilia-Romagna Region using satellite application for the subsidence monitoringRoberto Montanari, Emilia-Romagna Region 

Marine environmental monitoring and sea situational awareness: practical examples of user centered applicationsRita Lecci, European-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change

Start-up of Katic marine protected area in Montenegro and assessment of marine and coastal ecosystems along the coast - Mia Fant, Studio Galli Ingegneria S.p.A 

Geoinformation services at support of coastal zone management in Lazio Region - Piergiorgio Scaloni, Lazio Region 

                  • Nicola Ungaro, ARPA Puglia

17:30-18:00          Wrap up of the day & introduction of Day 2 sessions           

 Day 2 - Friday 21 November

09:00-10:30          Good practices session 2: Natural heritage
                                & sustainable economic development

Representatives of regional or national public administrations share their experience in using geo- information services (derived from satellite images and other sources) and location-based services operationally in the field of natural heritage protection and sustainable economic development (transports, tourism, infrastructures). 

Chair: Cédric Hananel,  EBN 

Marine navigation assistance via a mobile application - Francis Fustier, Weather4D

EASY: Reliable and safe yachting thanks to satellite applications - Marco Arcuri, AM Project Management

Enhancing nautical tourism with satellite navigation - Pasquale Santoro, Gargano National Park & Giacomo Mangani, Blue Thread

Using satellites to track sea turtles from Greece - ALan Rees, Archelon

10:30-11:00          Coffee break

11:00-13:00          Roundtable: Opportunities for satellite application
                              transferability : training, financing mechanisms,
                              cooperation networks                

Regional Authorities and space sector representative discuss existing opportunities and obstacles (funding,  access to data...) for integrating satellite solutions in their activities

Moderator: Stefaan de Mey, Eurisy 

13:00-13:30         Conference closure


Conference objectives

  • to raise awareness, through examples of good practices by regions, cities and SMEs, on the uses and benefits of geo-information services (resulting from satellite, aerial images, and other sources) for coastal management
  • to discuss how geoinformation services can contribute to the implementation of European policy objectives of growth, jobs and environmental sustainability in the coastal and maritime sectors (Integrated Maritime Policy, Maritime Strategy Framework Directive).
  • to facilitate networking and partnerships among stakeholders

Target audience

  • Policy makers, public authorities and public agencies on all levels of governance with focus on regions
  • Clusters, SMEs and larger companies operating on the coast/marine sectors
  • Space community: decision-makers, industry, geoinformation and satcom service providers
  • Other stakeholders: associations, NGOs...