Eurisy Past Events

Eurisy Past Events

Find out events organised by Eurisy and/or its partners.

UN/Austria Symposium 2020 1 September 2020 - 3 September 2020| Online

The 2020 UN/Austria Symposium "Space Applications for Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action" will take place from 1-3 September. It will discuss how space technologies support climate action.

The event aims to showcase concrete climate action cases through demonstrations of applications using space solutions. Users of space applications will present lessons learnt and experts will discuss the role of space applications in climate-related policies. A range of different presentation formats will be used to highlight various aspects of space applications for climate action, including best practices and live demonstrations of solutions and services available for developing countries. On the 2nd of Septemeber, Eurisy will give a presentation.

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Eurisy / Euphresco presentation at EXPANDEO - Where the market meets - POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 17 June 2020 - 18 June 2020| Brussels, Belgium

EXPANDEO is the Annual Conference of the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies - EARSC. European earth observation companies get the chance to learn about different market opportunities in different sectors while growing their business through networking and other interactive sessions. This year, EXPANDEO is focusing on Climate Change. On the 18th of June, Eurisy and Euphresco will contribute to the conference by presenting their joint policy brief Fostering the use of satellite Remote Sensing to support Plant Health surveillance activities.

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The Hubert Curien Award 2020 15 June 2020 | TBD

The bianniel Hubert Curien Award recognises outstanding efforts to help society benefit from space. Since its inception in 2004, the bianniel Hubert Curien Award recognises outstanding efforts to help society benefit from space. Eurisy confers in 2020 the 9th edition of the Hubert Curien Award. 

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Copernicus Hackathon Cork "Natural and Cultural Heritage" 9 June 2020 - 13 June 2020| Online event

Eurisy, the National Space Centre and the Blackrock Castle Observatory of the Cork Institute of Technology organise a Copernicus Hackathon online on 9-13 June 2020 on the issue of “Natural and Cultural Heritage”. A special challenge is dedicated to the impacts of Covid-19.

The hackathon will challenge students and IT professionals to use the data made available by the Copernicus Earth Observation System to better protect, manage and promote natural and cultural heritage. A webinar will be held on May 18th. 

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Tracing apps and COVID-19 containment Webinar 5 June 2020 | Online

Eurisy and the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) decided to join forces to organise a webinar on the legal consequences related to the use of tracing apps during the first phase of the de-confinement. Join us to find out which existing space-based apps can help track the spreading of COVID-19, and what the legal and privacy issues are. The purpose of the webinar is to present the audience operational space-based apps that could help to trace patients, as well as related privacy issues and other challenges. The webinar also aims at presenting the current legal challenges that need to be faced with regard to cyber security.

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Copernicus "Eyes on Earth Roadshow" 2 June 2020 - 3 June 2020| Zagreb, Croatia

The ‘Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow wants to encourage interest in Copernicus Earth Observation Programme amongst young people, students and entrepreneurs; demonstrate exciting careers opportunities in the (space) data driven industry; and help those to build a more successful business through the use of space data. The programme is a combination of plenary information sessions, masterclasses, and technical lectures, combining learning and doing.

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Copernicus Hackathon Sofia: Space Hacking of COVID-19 24 April 2020 - 8 May 2020| Sofia, Bulgaria

In this virtual hackathon, organised by the Risk-Space Transfer Office (RST-TTO), participants will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the latest technologies for Earth observation and to find innovative space applications. With the knowledge and skills of Bulgarian specialists in core fields such as information technologies, physics, mathematics, and earth sciences, the hackathon aims to overcome the effects of the COVID-19 crisis through new ideas, focused on the main services of the Copernicus programme. Eurisy will contribute with a webinar on the topic of smart cities.

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Copernicus "Eyes on Earth Roadshow" 24 March 2020 - 25 March 2020| Bucharest, Romania

Event cancelled

As a consequence of risk mitigation measures with regard to the COVID 19 virus, the European Commission has decided to cancel the Eyes on Earth Roadshow in Bucharest on 24 and 25 March.

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EIP-SCC Matchmaking Event 20 February 2020 | Brussels, Belgium.

The matchmaking event – promoted by the European Commission under the EIP-SCC Marketplace initiative – brings together city/regional representatives and businesses, with investors. It focuses on exploring and shaping opportunities for people involved in Smart City projects. Eurisy will participate to foster the use of satellite-based services through its Space for Cities initiative.

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3rd International Conference on “Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions – SSPCR 2019” 9 December 2019 - 13 December 2019| Bolzano, Italy

Smart and sustainable planning for cities and regions strives for digital innovation and the adoption of disruptive and clean technologies, while contributing to long-term environmental protection, developing new value propositions and adding to social justice.

SSPCR 2019 specifically wants to support the ‘transposition’ of research into practice and visionary approaches into (planning) policies and tools, to be applied by local authorities and decision-makers in an urban and regional context.

SSPCR 2019 explores the impact of academic research, the scaling-up and replicability opportunities of pilot projects, and the added value of local bottom-up initiatives, in relation to complex challenges posed by the smart city/region approach. Eurisy supports the event as an association partner. 

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Space Tech Expo Europe 2019 19 November 2019 - 21 November 2019| Bremen, Germany

The 3rd edition of Space Tech Expo Europe is a dedicated supply-chain and engineering event for manufacturing, design, test and engineering services for spacecraft, subsystems and space-qualified components. The exhibition and free-to-attend conference draws attendance from thousands of industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, specifiers and buyers. In response to increasing interest in Smallsats across Europe, Space Tech Expo is launching an exhibition and conference dedicated to this fast-growing sector of the space industry. Discover first-rate exhibitors, a stellar line-up of conference speakers and an outstanding agenda expertly devised to ensure attendees get the most out of their visit, whatever their business objectives.



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Smart City Expo World Congress 19 November 2019 - 21 November 2019| Barcelona, Spain

Smart City Expo World Congress exists in order to empower cities and collectivise urban innovation across the globe. Through promoting social innovation, establishing partnerships and identifying business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens worldwide. Eurisy will contribute to the event by presenting its Space4Cities initiative, underlining lessons learnt and best practices.

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International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2019 21 October 2019 - 25 October 2019| Washington D.C, United States

The upcoming International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2019 will be held in Washington D.C., United States, between 21-25 October 2019. An intense week during which all space players will gather to discuss the advancement and progress of space in its various features under this year’s theme “Space: The power of the past, the promise of the future”. Eurisy will contribute to the #IAC2019 and present its work during the IAF’s “Symposium on Integrated Applications” (Session B5.2 and B5.3) with two papers. One focused on the lessons learned from raising awareness on space applications and a second, on the identified policy bottlenecks to the wide scale use of #satapps in health and emergency calling sectors.

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UN-IAF 27th Workshop on Space Technology for Socio-Economic Benefits 18 October 2019 - 20 October 2019| Washington D.C, United States

The United Nations, through its Programme on Space Applications implemented by UNOOSA, and the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) are co-organizing the Workshop on Space Technology for Socio-Economic Benefits on the theme "Ensuring inclusiveness through space-based applications and space exploration" to provide space emerging countries with capacity building opportunities in using space science, technologies, applications and exploration in support of sustainable economic, social and environmental development and on the role of industry. On this ocassion, Eurisy will be supporting the talks with a presention on "Encouraging the take- up of satellite applications through joined up government. The cases of the adoption of telemedicine and AML in Europe".

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International Commission for Alpine Rescue Congress 2019 8 October 2019 - 13 October 2019| Nosalowy Dwór, Zakopane

The International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR) comprises 103 members from 37 countries. Its main objectives are to provide a structure for research into rescue techniques, elaborate prevention strategies, and standardise equipment used. The Congress brings together professional mountain rescue workers from all around the world. Four separate commissions (air, medical, terrestrial and avalanche), as well as dog handler’s sub-commission, work together to find solutions to issues which affect rescue teams everywhere. This year, Eurisy is joining the event with a talk on the Galileo Search & Rescue Service and the Advanced Mobile Location (AML) solution.

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EIP-SCC Marketplace at the Nordic Edge Expo 25 September 2019 | Stavanger, Norway

The upcoming EIP-SCC Action Cluster workshop will be held in Stavanger on the 25th September during the Nordic Edge Conference and EXPO (24-26th September,2019). The focus of the event will be on consolidating specific initiatives addressing resourcing/funding needs for both public and private stakeholders. Within the framework of its Space4Cities initiative, Eurisy will lead the discussions of the EIP-SCC initiative under the same name.

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Copernicus "Eyes on Earth" Roadshow 24 September 2019 - 25 September 2019| Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The objective of the event is to showcase how the European Union’s Copernicus satellite programme is creating jobs and business opportunities while monitoring our planet.

The agenda foresees interactive masterclasses with real business cases, matchmaking sessions and business presentations. Within the framework of the Space4Cities initiative, Eurisy will contribute to the event by illustrating a testimonial from a public administration using Earth observation to enhance infrastructure maintenance.

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FOSS4G 2019 26 August 2019 - 30 August 2019| Bucharest, Romania

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation's (OSGeo) flagship event, FOSS4G will take place in Bucharest, Romania this year under the overarching theme of DATA driven development. The event will gather together the global geospatial community from senior or junior professionals, students and professors to exchange on free and open source software for geospatial storage, processing and visualization and provide participants with a common forum and shared infrastructure for improving cross-project collaboration.

OSGeo is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development. 

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Historic Environment Scotland kick off European Space Agency project 28 June 2019 | Stirling, United Kingdom

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) kick off ESA Business Applications project to address challenges faced in managing / maintaining assets affected by coastal erosion, ground movement and climate change.

Speakers will talk about the challenges faced in managing and maintaining historically important assets, including an update on Dynamic Coast  (Scotland's Coastal Change Assessment project), and an overview of technologies that are currently being used and of how satellite capabilities may assist.

Eurisy will contribute to the event by presenting some of the key messages of the Space for Culture conference organised in Matera (Italy) in October 2018.


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From space to Earth and back: how standards support space applications for Europe 24 June 2019 | Brussels, Belgium

The envisaged European Space Programme will boost EU space leadership beyond 2020. This one-day interactive workshop will pinpoint how standardisation can support the European space industry and reinforce Europe's autonomous access to space. Space technology, data and services have become indispensable in the daily lives of Europeans and play an essential role in preserving many strategic interests. Eurisy is joining the event to share our work with user communities covering topics such as cities, health and search and rescue. 

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A Day with EO 21 June 2019 | Brussels, Belgium

Eurisy will contribute to a special session organised by the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) on the occasion of the 30 year anniversary of the association. The event will walk the public through a normal day, stopping at all activities that have been made made possible, or influenced by, EO products.This event will be visited by European Earth Observation companies, but is also open to all those related to or interested in Earth Observation.

During the day in parallel all 5 DIAS will present their services in an exhibition style format.

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Workshop: Shaping the Earth Observation Services Market for Research (Powered by OCRE) 20 June 2019 | Brussels, Belgium

This workshop aims to bring the EO service providers closer to the research community, capture their needs and develop fit for purpose EO services. This workshop is part of the OCRE project, led by the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC). The OCRE project aims to provide the first end-to-end instance of organised, large-scale market pull for EO services in Europe. These services will be provided for free to EU researchers through the European Open Science Cloud.

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Copernicus ‘Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow 12 June 2019 - 13 June 2019| Darmstadt, Germany

The Copernicus ‘Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow in Darmstadt will illustrate how the European Union’s Copernicus satellite programme creates jobs and business opportunities while uncovering the planet Earth. The event is open to the interested general audiences and the Earth Observation sector experts. The event agenda foresees interactive masterclasses with real business cases, matchmaking sessions and business presentations.

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Your Business Powered by Space: Launching in Northern Ireland 11 June 2019 | Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Your Business Powered by Space - NI event is for all enterprises who are curious in discovering how satellite data and technology can help their organisation to grow. The event is designed to provide an overview of the uses of satellite data and detail the support mechanisms available for space-enabled services through programmes, such as European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications.  

This event will bring together the existing Space community in NI and allow new organisations, who are not familiar with this area, to understand how this could benefit their business. Eurisy will participate in the event presenting the association's activities.

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Space for a safe society and sustainable growth 4 June 2019 - 5 June 2019| Bucharest, Romania

The conference "Space for a Safe and Secure Society, supporting Sustainable Growth" is organised by the European Commission, in collaboration with the Romanian Space Agency, the European Space Agency and Eurisy, under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council and the Romanian Ministry for Research and Innovation. On the occassion, Eurisy will be organising a session on "Satellite applications for safe and resilient cities" to exchange on how satellite-based applications can improve management of urban spaces on June 5th. The session will be followed by Eurisy's 2019 General Assembly. 

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Space4Cities Discussion table at the General Assembly of the European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities & Communities, 2019 17 May 2019 | Brussels, Belgium

The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) includes citizen actors looking for ideas and partnerships to promote innovation in their cities. The 2019 General Assembly will bring the EIP-SCC community together, with the EU's Horizon 2020 ‘Lighthouse’ (SCC01) programmes, and other relevant EU-funded smart city initiatives.

Within its Space for Cities initiative, Eurisy will organise a Shaping Table on the 17th of May between 11:00 a.m and 12:45 in which cities and experts will discuss about possible applications of satellite data in cities and ways to access and use the data.

The table will include representatives from cities, the National Observatory of Athens, the EC Research Executive Agency and the Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) programme of the European Space Agency.

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United Nations/Romania International Conference on Space Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Precision Farming 6 May 2019 - 10 May 2019| Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Government of Romania through the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) are jointly organizing this conference to promote the use of space technology and solutions for sustainable agriculture and precision farming, to address key issues related to global food security. The Conference iams to address key issues related to utilization of space technologies and solutions for a sustainable agriculture, addressing number of indicators and targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework. 

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Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries (#GLEC2019) 24 April 2019 - 26 April 2019| Marrakech, Morocco

Eurisy members, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the Centre Royal de Télédétection Spatiale (CRTS), with the support of the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) are organising the first ever Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries (GLEC 2019).

The first conference of its kind, #GLEC2019 aims at actively engaging emerging countries in the space scene by highlighting the socio-economic benefits of space applications, discuss the various financial models for the optimal resourcing of national space programs and identify opportunities for technology and skills transfer. 

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Pro Digital Health 4 April 2019 - 5 April 2019| Futuroscope, Poitiers, France

Organised by Agir pour la Télémédecine, Aquihealth and CREAI Nouvelle Aquitaine, the 2019 edition of Pro Digital Health will gather together health professionals around the theme of E-health and new technologies and to exchange on how these can help medical and care practioners, better diagnose, treat, prevent, coordinate and help their patients. Information derived from satellite-based data and signals can help improve public health services in sectors such as, telemedicine and patient monitoring.

To highlight the cross-sector knowledge and technology transfer opportunities, Eurisy will be organising a parallel session dedicated to Space&Health on April 5, 2019. 


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Space for Rural 2 April 2019 | Euro Space Center, Transinne, Belgium

L’association européenne Eurisy et IDELUX organisent la conférence "Space for Rural : Des solutions efficaces et accessibles". Elle s’adresse aux pouvoirs publics, aux PMEs, et à toute personne intéressée de la province de Luxembourg (Belgique), afin de leurs offrir la possibilité de découvrir le potentiel des applications spatiales en zone rurale et d’en discuter avec des experts.

Cet événement dynamique vise en particulier à explorer les possibilités des technologies basées sur les satellites pour faciliter la prise de décision au niveau local dans les domaines de l’agriculture et la gestion forestière, l’aménagement du territoire, les infrastructures, et le tourisme.

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Paris Space Week 2019 2 April 2019 - 3 April 2019| Museum of Air and Space, Paris, Le Bourget

The 5th edition of the Paris Space Week will gather the world’s space tech ecosystem under one roof for 2 days, bringing together space agencies, industry representatives, SMEs, start-ups and investors for a series of conferences and business meetings at Le Bourget Paris. The event also includes a Start-Up challenge to which Eurisy's Secretary General, Mr Toby Clark will contribute as a member of the Selection Jury. 




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Global Space Congress 19 March 2019 - 21 March 2019| Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Hosted by the UAE Space Agency, the Global Space Congress is a strategic gathering of global space industry leaders. Promoting the worldwide industry of space, the Congress brings together over 700 key space agencies, commercial space, academia and end users of space services to evaluate the biggest opportunities in the space sector and to get exposure to the world’s most vibrant and energetic new space programmes.  Eurisy supports the event as an association partner. 

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Data Space 2019 24 January 2019 - 25 January 2019| Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Space-enabled data offers solutions for the betterment of life alongside a wealth of new and unimagined business and science opportunities. One of the key drivers of DATA.SPACE 2019 is to raise awareness of the commercial opportunities that are being created by the democratisation of space, providing a platform for thought-leaders across start-ups, investors, and decision, policy, knowledge, and data makers to network and discover our tomorrow, today.

This major international conference attracts delegates drawn from a broad spectrum of global academia, government and industries across many sectors, including energy, marine & maritime, sustainable cities, agriculture & aquaculture, life sciences, transport, and so much more. Eurisy is lending its support and network to a session focused on space for society. 

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Atlantic from Space Workshop 23 January 2019 - 25 January 2019| National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK

Organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Workshop aims at assessing the opportunities for regionally-focused Earth Observation research and development, downstream activities and ICT evolution, which may be the basis for future ESA investments to address some of the key information needs of this important area. These opportunities will be framed with respect to emerging Earth science, development of novel applications, testing innovative information services and implementing required upgrades to capabilities to manage and manipulate large amount of data. Eurisy will contribute to the discussions with a presentation on Satellite Applications supporting Blue Economy. 

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United Nations / Germany High Level Forum: The way forward after UNISPACE+50 and on Space2030 13 November 2018 - 16 November 2018| Bonn, Germany

The HLF 2018 will serve as a platform for providing updates and recommendations on the potential of space innovations to address new and emerging sustainable development challenges, building on the outcomes as highlighted in the Dubai Declaration of 2016, recommendations from the High Level Forum in November 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the UNISPACE+50 in June 2018 in Vienna. Eurisy President, Ms Dominique Tilmans will join the event on 15 November for a panel on 'Space Society-advancing the societal benefits of space-related activities" to present our methodology and work in bridging space and society. 

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Copernicus for Future Cities Workshop 9 November 2018 | Brussels, Belgium, Breydel Auditorium, DG GROW

The workshop aims at discussing the contributions of the Copernicus programme to cities' sustainable development, with reference to the Urban agenda for the EU.

Eurisy will contribute to the discussions with a presentation on its Space for Cities initiative, reporting on challenges and opportunities of using EO in urban areas.

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2018 International Commission for Alpine Rescue Congress 17 October 2018 - 20 October 2018| Chamonix, France

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the ICAR Congress brings together professional mountain rescue workers from all around the world. Four separate commissions (air, medical, terrestrial and avalanche) work together to find solutions to issues which affect rescue teams everywhere.

After two days of working in commissions, participants will have the opportunity to spend Friday 19th October at the Grands Montets ski resort, where they will be able to take part in a practical session on avalanche rescue and issues related to global warming. The following day will be dedicated to sharing experiences and exchanging feedback on mountain rescue operations.

Eurisy and its partners will attend the event to present our Sat4Alps initiative and exchange with users on how satellite-based services can improve search and rescue opperations in the mountains. 

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Space4Culture: Satellite services for historical and creative cities 15 October 2018 - 16 October 2018| Matera, Italy

This conference is organised by Eurisy, the Basilicata region, the Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS), the Italian Space Agency (ASI), and the TeRN consortium (Technologies for Earth Observations and Natural Hazards) as platform for public and private managers to exchange know-how and experience in the use of innovative technologies, notably satellite applications, to support the management and safeguard of historical cities and the enhancement of the cultural and creative sectors.

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Eastern Europe Copernicus and Space Applications Conference 11 October 2018 - 12 October 2018| Bucharest, Romania

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) together with the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission (EC) and the Romanian Parliament — Chamber of Deputies, Subcommittee for Space are organising the annual conference on European Space Programmes. The event which will bring together public and private regional stakeholders will take place on 11 and 12 October 2018, at the Palace of Parliament, in Bucharest. On the ocassion, Eurisy will organise a user focused session looking at pulling and sharing European and regional data platforms.  

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Eurisy Roundtable - International Astronautical Congress 2018 2 October 2018 | Bremen, Germany

Eurisy is organising a roundtable within the Global Networking Forum of the International Astronautical Congress 2018. With the title “Bridging Space and Society: Strategies of space agencies to foster the uptake of satellite‐based services”, the roundtable will bring together high-level representatives of space agencies to discuss the strategies adopted by space agencies in different continents to transfer the potential benefits of satellite applications to society.


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Perspectives on the Use of Remote Sensing in Plant Health 27 September 2018 | Paris, France

Early detection is key to effective intervention in plant health. This colloquium, organised by EPPO and Euphresco and held in conjunction with the EPPO Council 2018 on 27 September 2018, offers experts from different disciplines and managers of plant health services the opportunity to exchange experience and ideas on using remote sensing data to monitor plant health. Eurisy Secretary General, Mr Toby Clark will be charing the discussions throughout the day. The book of abstracts is available for download here

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EARsel 5th Joint Workshop Urban Remote Sensing – Challenges & Solutions 24 September 2018 - 26 September 2018| Bochum, Germany

The European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories will be organising its 5th Joint Workshop on using remote sensing data to improve urban spaces. Eurisy will be joining the workshop to talk on its "Space4Cities" initiative and hands-on bottom-up user feedback on the challenges faced by local administrations and SMEs to access and use satellite data and signals. 

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Space4Toulouse Workshop 28 June 2018 | Toulouse, France, 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

The Toulouse Space Show is a major global forum dedicated to novel Space solutions, future trends and the new Space economy. Eurisy will host a session during the forum. The session will present three different applications of satellite data and signals to improve cities’ efficiency and sustainability. The experiences of use satellite applications will be presented by local authorities and private companies providing key services in cities.

The session is organised in the framework of the Eurisy’s “Space for Cities” initiative and in cooperation with CNES and NEREUS.

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Smart Cities Global Technology and Investment Summit 2018 27 June 2018 - 28 June 2018| Algiers, Algeria

The event will gather a worldwide delegation of the leading innovators, policy makers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs in Algiers to assess global Smart City growth strategies and partnership opportunities. Eurisy will be present to showcase its "Space4Cities" initiative and highlight success stories from cities relying on innovative satellite-based services. 

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General Assembly, European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities & Communities (EIP-SCC), 2018 27 June 2018 - 28 June 2018| Sofia, Bulgaria

European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs) are European Commission initiatives driven by known challenges, and focusing on societal benefits and a rapid modernisation of the associated sectors and markets. Separated into clusteres and working around 11 priority areas raning from urban mobility to business models,  the EIP Smart Cities and Communities Partnership bring together cities from across Europe to build opportunities in the EU marketplace for smart cities. Grazia Fiore, from the Eurisy Secretariat, will moderate a Shaping Table on the issue of "Space for Cities". 


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Space as an enabler for sustainable energy management 6 June 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

The Committee of the Regions (CoR), the European Space Agency (ESA) and Eurisy jointly organise this workshop to analyse the needs of the energy sector, assess the possible contributions of space assets to respond to such needs, and discuss best practices to make space-based data and services available to potential users operating in the energy sector.

This workshop is organised within the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

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3rd South-Eastern Europe GEO Workshop 4 June 2018 - 5 June 2018| Thessaloniki, Greece

Hosted by Eurisy's member, the InterBalkan Environment Center (I-BEC), in the context of GEO-CRADLE, a Horizon2020 project aimed at promoting the uptake of GEO and Copernicus satellite data in the region, the two-day workshop will bring together local and regional stakeholders to exchange on a roadmap for the future implementation of GEOSS and Copernicus beyond 2020. Climate change, food security, water extremes, solar energy and raw materials are among the adressed themes. 

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Global Space Applications Conference (GLAC 2018) 21 May 2018 - 23 May 2018| Montevideo, Uruguay

Organised by our members at the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) together with the Centro de Investigación y Difusión Aeronáutico-Espacial (CIDA-E) the 2018 edition of this event brought together representatives from the space sector, academia and industry to share their latest views, analysed current challenges and looked for collaborative solutions on topics such as democratisation of space data, preservation of natural resources, detection and study of climate change, as well as applications for maritime and agriculture, to name a few. Plenary Sessions and Keynotes are all on the agenda and available on the event's website. 

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European Emergency Number Association (EENA) Conference and Exhibition 25 April 2018 - 27 April 2018| Ljubljana, Slovenia

Each year, public authorities, researchers, industry representatives and emergency services personnel get together to foster best practice sharing and get the very last updates on the emerging trends and hot topics in the field of emergency services. Over three inspiring days, the conference welcomed about 700 participants, including delegates from emergency services and public authorities from over 50 countries from the EU and beyond. Eurisy joined innovators, telecom regulators, mobile network operators, Internet companies and EU institutions to present on its work and bottom-up user feedback on satellite applications for advanced emergency call solutions in the Alps. 

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Balkans from Space 18 April 2018 - 19 April 2018| Sofia, Bulgaria

Co-organised by the Bulgarian Academy of Science and the European Space Agency, in cooperation with the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), the two-day workshop gathered policy makers, scientists, service operators and EO application specialists to confront user needs to satellite based solutions in the area. Taking place under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, discussions covered regional strategies and perspectives for the Danube, the Black Sea and the Western Balkans. Eurisy's Secretary General, Mr Toby Clark chared a panel session on the use of satellite based and Big Data in general, to further economic development. 

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Paris Space Week 4th Edition 28 March 2018 - 29 March 2018| Paris- Orly Airport -South Terminal

The 4th edition of the event brought together 7 thematic villages covering satellite applications, launchers, ground systems and life in space, among others. With over 1,000 participants and 9,500 business meetings, PSW convened numerous stakeholders along the space value added chain. From major industrial players and space agencies to StartUps and innovative SMEs participating in the "PSW StartUp challenge", attendees could also take advantage of the event's 15 workshops and other networking opportunities.

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106th Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee Meeting 19 March 2018 - 23 March 2018| Orleans, France

The OGC is an international not for profit organisation committed to making quality open standards for the global geospatial community. OGC standards are used in a wide variety of domains including Environment, Health, Agriculture, Meteorology, Sustainable Development and many more.

Mr Toby Clark, Eurisy Secretary General, contributed to the Opening Plenary with a speech on Eurisy’s experience with end users of geospatial information.

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GEO-CRADLE Istanbul Regional Workshop 15 March 2018 - 16 March 2018| Nippon Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Taking place under the leadership of the GEO-CRADLE project, this event brought together local and regional representatives from science, business and public administration to exchange on how geo-information and Earth Observation based services and products can support business performances, enhance growth and innovation in fields such as agriculture, energy, natural resources and water management. 

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Space4Ghent: Satellite data improving life in cities 6 March 2018 | Ghent, Belgium

How can satellites help cities become more sustainable, efficient and inclusive? Which satellite data is available, and how can it be accessed and used? What can we expect from the new sets of Earth observation data made available through the Copernicus Services?

This conference aimed at addressing such questions. The event presented experiences of use of Earth Observation data in cities and generated debate among experts, citizens and local administrations on the opportunities and challenges related to the use of satellite-based services to enhance quality of life in cities. 

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ESPI UNISPACE+50 Conference 3 February 2018 | Vienna, Austria

ESPI in cooperation with UNOOSA and the European Space Agency hosted a conference on the topic of "Space 2030 and Space 4.0: synergies for capacity building in the XXI century". Focusing on four of the UNISPACE+50 thematic priorities, respectively innovation, exploration, global health and climate change the event gathered space and non-space actors to exchange goood practices in these fields. Eurisy contributed by presenting on its “Space for Smart Cities” initiative. 

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Data.Space2018 31 January 2018 - 2 February 2018| Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Organised by the Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications, the 2nd edition of Data.Space highlighted space-enabled data sources, alongside the application of such data to solve commercial and societal challenges. Focusing on the humanitarian and sustainable development challenges, VC funding and emerging global markets, DATA.SPACE 2018 showcased ways of tackling global challenges using space data. 

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GEO-CRADLE Regional Workshop 7 December 2017 | Tunis, Tunisia

Organised by the Tunis Research and Studies Telecommunications Centre (CERT) in cooperation with the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), this regional workshop aimed to bring together public authorities, academia and private sector representatives to exchange on the challenges and benefits of using Earth Observation and geo-information data for better decision making in the region.  The event is part of the series of free regional workshops organised under the auspices of the GEO-CRADLE Horizon 2020 project. 

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United Nations/United Arab Emirates - High Level Forum: Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development 6 November 2017 - 9 November 2017| Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The four-day United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum aimed to build stronger partnerships and international cooperation and coordination in the peaceful uses of outer space at all levels.

Looking towards UNISPACE+50 in 2018, the series of high level fora: Space as a Driver for Socioeconomic Sustainable Development, are a unique opportunity for the collective space community to address cross-sectoral areas by integrating economic, environmental, social, policy and regulatory dimensions of space in pursuit of global sustainable development. 

Ms Dominique Tilmans, Eurisy President, participated to the discussions with a presentation on "Lessons learned from end users: the Eurisy strategy to connect space and society".

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Info Day - European Space Policy: The Copernicus and Galileo programmes 30 October 2017 - 31 October 2017| Venice, Padua (Italy)

This was the first Italian Info Day on the Copernicus Relays and the Copernicus Academy Networks launched by the European Commission.

The Info Day was organised by the Veneto Region, IEST and Nereus to raise awareness on the potential of Copernicus and Galileo to promote economic growth and enable better public services.

Eurisy contributed to the discussions with a presentation on “Challenges and opportunities of using satellite remote sensing in the public sector: return on experience from operational users”.

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Today’s EU Space Programmes: Applications and Synergies with a view on Eastern Europe 26 October 2017 - 27 October 2017| Bucharest, Romania

Organised by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) together with the European Space Agency (ESA), the EU Commision and Eurisy, the 6th edition of the conference aimed to provide public and private organisations with useful tools and information on the benefits and business opportunities created by satellite based services in Eastern Europe and beyond. This year, the debates were extended to the European space programmes on satellite telecommunications and navigation and emphasized the synergies and the way spatial integrated applications sustain national development strategies and programmes.


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Satellite Applications for the Alps: Search and Rescue 11 October 2017 - 12 October 2017| Brixen, Bressanone, Italy

The objective of the conference was to discuss how innovation derived from satellite images, satellite navigation, and satellite telecommunications can support the Alpine Search and Rescue services and Civil Protection Agencies.

The conference took place during the International Mountain Summit in Bolzano, Italy, with the aim of connecting stakeholders of search and rescue services in different Alpine regions.

The conference was a followup to the Eurisy conference on Satellite Applications for the Alps held in Berchtesgaden in 2016.

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Nordic Edge Expo 2017 26 September 2017 - 28 September 2017| Stavanger, Norway

Nordic Edge Expo is the largest Smart City meeting place in the Nordics. The conference 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 hosted a session in the conference programme on satellite applications for infrastructure management. The session included speakers from European cities who have used of satellite data to make their cities and regions smarter and more sustainable. Keynotes were delivered by Eurisy and the Norwegian Space Agency.

Eurisy session's programme

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United Nations-Austria Symposium: Access to Space: Holistic Capacity-Building for the 21st Century 3 September 2017 - 7 September 2017| Graz, Austria

The Symposium's Programme, supported by Eurisy Vice-President & FFG Representative, Mr Johannes Ortners provided participants with the opportunity to discuss innovative approaches to capacity-building in the space domain. A particular focus was given to areas of applications and technology, policy and law, identification of partners and tools for capacity-building, as well as funding opportunities, with the aim to provide recommendations to COPUOS for UNISPACE+50. Eurisy President, Ms. Dominique Tilmans, gave a presentation on "Capacity building in the downstream space sector: insights from Eurisy”. 

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Satellite Services for Future Health 27 June 2017 | Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

This conference featured hands-on case studies about the use of satellite applications in taking care of people remotely, monitor and modify factors that affect health in urban and rural areas and motivate autonomous, healthy living for longer.

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Spaceport Norway 2017 18 June 2017 - 21 June 2017| Stavanger, Norway

Spaceport Norway is a Space Technology conference and exhibition held for the first time in Stavanger June 18-21. 2017.

It will be an arena for participants to discover how new space-based technologies, and satellite-derived data, can enhance or transform business opportunities both in the space industry and in non-space sectors.

Day 1 will focus on Technology transfer as an engine for growth. Day 2 on Digitalisation and how a  new satellite data can enable new growth and improve sustainability. Finally, day 3 will focus on Risk Management and what other sectors can learn from the space sector.

Eurisy will be there to show visitors how space and satellites contribute to society!

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GEO-CRADLE Regional Workshop 25 May 2017 | Cairo, Egypt

Organised by the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in cooperation with the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), this regional workshop will showcase intermediate GEO-CRADLE pilot project results in the field of solar energy and climate change. The pilots will aim to showcase how Earth Observation enabled services can help public authorities and companies respond to local and regional challenges.

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Smart to Future Cities 16 May 2017 - 18 May 2017| London, United Kingdom

The conference is the only Europe centric Smart Cities event to focus on practical, scalable applications of smart city initiatives to improve infrastructure and quality of life. Key issues of funding, security, scalability, & citizen engagement will be addressed through case studies, discussion groups and interactive panels. 
Eurisy was accompanied by Mr Gerhard Heeke, from the City of Dormagen to present on"Satellite applications to build smart sustainable cities. Focus on the experience of the City of Dormagen: a smart phone-based complaint management system to connect residents with city administrators".

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Aerospace & Defence Meetings Central Europe Rzeszow 2017: NEREUS-Workshop in Podkarpackie-Region 10 May 2017 | Rzeszow, Poland

NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies) is organising a workshop to raise awareness and promote the commercial opportunities linked to the exploitation of European space systems in the Podkarpackie region, one of the few in Europe that has aviation/aerospace as a priority in its regional smart specialisation strategy.

Eurisy will contribute to the workshop by presenting the results of its 2015 survey for Polish public authorities using satellite-based services. The analysis of the over 50 replies collected to the survey is also presented within the Eurisy report “Satellites for Society: Focus on Poland”.

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GEO-CRADLE Regional Workshop 9 May 2017 - 10 May 2017| Bucharest, Romania

Organised by the Romanian National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics (INOE) in cooperation with the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), this regional workshop will aim to discuss Earth Observation capacities, needs and opportunities in both in Romania and the Balkan region. Researchers, private companies and public authorities will get together to showcase EO monitoring solutions and geo-information value added chains within the region. Eurisy will be leading a round table on EO data in support of forest monitoring and climate change adaption. 

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Farm management: innovations and financing -- picking alpha 5 May 2017 | Brussels, Belgium

This event will provide capital investors with insights into the latest trends in farming practices, and the potential for small business development in the sector. Eurisy has been invited to present use cases for satellite applications and their potential for growth from the users' point of view.

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Improving industry involvement with Copernicus & GEO workshop 26 April 2017 | Brussels, Belgium

EARSC, in coordination with DG GROW and DG RTD, is organising a full day-event on April 26 to discuss concrete ways to improve industry involvement in the exploitation of Copernicus Services and the delivery of the GEO vision. The workshop will underline key priorities of GEO with regards to industry engagement and, through the example of GEO-CRADLE, will provide a concrete account of tools that can help EU industry develop business in the Balkans, North Africa and Middle East.

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GEO-CRADLE Regional Workshop 24 March 2017 | Sofia, Bulgaria

Organized as a part of the GEO-CRADLE project, this regional workshop will  focus on identifying the potential local challenges hindering the Earth Observation (EO) market uptake and business performances. By bringing together academic and industry representatives, the one-day event will aim to strenghen cross-sector exchanges to drive innovation in the local geo-information sector. 

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Paris Space Week, 3rd Edition 8 March 2017 - 9 March 2017| Paris, Orly

Animated by experts from the major groups and space agencies but also start-up and innovative SMEs, the PSW Space Week is the key event involving numerous stakeholders along the space value added chains. The 3rd Edition of the event will include 3 exposition areas, 6 thematic villages, numerous B2B meeting opportunities together with 2017 edition of the StartUp Space Challenge.

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GEO-CRADLE Middle East Regional Workshop 2 February 2017 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Organized as part of GEO-CRADLE project in cooperation with the Geography and Urban Planning Department at UAEU, this regional workshop brought together local and regional academic and Earth Observation industry representatives. The workshop focused on identifying the potential local challenges hindering the Earth Observation (EO) market uptake and business performances, while seeking solutions to enhance growth and innovation in the geo-information sector in the MENA region. 

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DataSpace2017 1 February 2017 - 2 February 2017| Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

A global space revolution is being fuelled by the exploration of new data sets, enabled by satellites, to deliver data products in response to user needs. The conference brought together data users from across the economy with data generators from the space, sector as well as pooling innovators and entrepreneurs from academia and the commercial sector with regulators, legislators and venture capitalists.

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Global Space Congress 31 January 2017 - 1 February 2017| Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Global Space Congress brought together regional and international stakeholders, innovators, space agencies, industry and academics to showcase new applications of space technology and discuss the future road map of space policy and strategy. Our Turkish member, TUBITAK and our partners from GEO-CRADLE were present to discuss on how to harness the value of satellite data to support capacity building in the MENA region. 

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GEO-CRADLE Regional Workshop, Limassol 16 November 2016 - 17 November 2016| Limassol, Cyprus

Eurisy joined GEO-CRADLE partners from the Balkans, North Aftica and Middle East for the launch of the project's four pilot projects focused on raw materials, energy, climate change and food security which will suport capacity building in the use of Earth Observation data in the three regions.

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Satellite Applications for the Alps 27 October 2016 | Berchtesgaden, Germany

The objective of the conference was to discuss how innovation derived from satellite images, satellite navigation, and satellite telecommunications can support the Alpine stakeholders on a number of topics, including environment monitoring, logistics, infrastructure management and so on.

Sessions were organised as round tables with exchanges between confirmed Alpine users of satellite applications (public administrations, or SMEs working on in the application areas), and their peers from other mountainous regions relevant to the Alps.

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Networking Workshop: Addressing GEO-CRADLE regional challenges - Access to raw materials 17 October 2016 - 18 October 2016| Rabat, Morocco

Organized as a part of the GEO-CRADLE project, this networking event was aimed at the whole Moroccan geological and geoscientific community and stakeholders, and in particular, at in-situ network operators.  Eurisy member, CRTS - the Moroccan Royal Centre for Remote Sensing - was be present to introduce their activities and work to facilitate access to information on raw materials for end-users. 

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The future of Copernicus: Extension and Expansion 5 October 2016 - 6 October 2016| Bucharest

Co-organised by ROSA, EC, ESA and Eurisy, the conference has become an annually reference event for the Earth Observation (EO) community in Eastern Europe. This year’s edition emphasized the progress made from the Copernicus products and services user’s perspective being enabled by the availability of the Sentinel satellite data, as well as the program evolution premises aiming at answering an increasing demand for products and services for protecting the environment and the society. At the event, Eurisy moderated the round table: Exploiting the synergies of the European space programmes for the benefit of environment and society.  Speaker presentations are now available on the event website.

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Technologies That Matter: Downstream Space Applications 27 September 2016 | Athens, Greece

Eurisy partnered with MITEF Greece for the first Technologies That Matter event. The conference aimed to inspire the local business sector on emerging opportunities in downstream space applications, as well as introduce participants to support programs coordinated by the European Space Agency and the European Commission.

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GEO-CRADLE Novi Sad Project Workshop Meeting 14 July 2016 - 15 July 2016| Novi Sad, Serbia

Taking place under the leadership of the GEO-CRADLE project, this event brought together representatives from the Balkans, Middle East and North Africa. The event aimed to catalyse discussions on the geo-information value added chains within the region,  in order to highlight missing links and invetory user needs.  Drawing on the regional capacities and needs inventory conducted through GEO-CRADLE the workshop set to draw a roadmap to support the uptake of geo-information services. 

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Market conditions for the space industry workshop 5 July 2016 - 6 July 2016| Brussels, Belgium

In the context of the targeted consultation for the initiative, 'A Space Strategy for Europe', the European Commission organised a 2-day workshop dedicated to market conditions for the space industry. Eurisy gave a keynote on “Satellites for Society: Reporting on operational uses of satellite-based services in the public sector”.

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What can Sentinels do for regions? A discussion about the use of Copernicus satellite data within Local and Regional Authorities in Europe 28 June 2016 | European Parliament, Brussels

This workshop presented the results of the joint NEREUS-ESA project "Improving Copernicus among Local and Regional Authorities".  Through this project, NEREUS and ESA joined forces in order to familiarise LRAs with Sentinel-based potential applications, discuss roadblocks and potential recommendations to overcome them. Eurisy was invited to attend the workshop and participate to the discussions by reporting on its work with local and regional authorities.

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Smart mobility 2016 - #Hackthetraffic! 14 June 2016 | Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

As part of the Paris French Tech Festival (Festival Futur en Seine), the city of Issy-les-Moulineaux is organizing a one-day event for discussions and study on how digital technologies can ease and improve urban traveling. Eurisy has been invited to contribute with examples of satellite applications in the field of smart mobility.

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OECD Space Forum Workshop: Innovation in the Downstream Space Sector 9 June 2016 - 10 June 2016| Harwell, UK

Organised by the European Space Agency and the OECD, the workshop will aim to explore a full range of initiatives, including innovation governance models and policy tools that may be applied to further develop the space economy. Eurisy will add its expertise on how the existing space capabilities, products and services can be brought closer to institutional users. 

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Interreg 2 Seas Cooperation Fair 2 June 2016 - 3 June 2016| Esher, United Kingdom

Eurisy will host a stand during the Interreg 2 Seas Cooperation Fair, to raise awareness on the potential of satellite applications for local authorities, especially in the framework of European cooperation projects.

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10th GEO European Projects Workshop 31 May 2016 - 2 June 2016| Berlin, Germany

Taking place under the auspices of EASME the event will present and discuss European initiatives contributing to GEOSS. Eurisy together with Geo-Cradle partners will organise a session on capacity building in the Balkans, Middle-East & North Africa. The panel will focus on discussing the existing obstacles to the development of regional value-added chains.

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European Space Solutions 30 May 2016 - 3 June 2016| The Hague, The Netherlands

Under the auspices of the 2016 Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU, the 4th edition of European Space Solutions is coming to The Hague. Taking place at the World Forum Convention Centre from 30 May to 3 June 2016, the major 5-day conference will bring together business and the public sector with users and developers of space-based solutions. Eurisy will add its expertise to a focus session on "Agriculture & Food".

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Outdoor sports: surfing avant-garde satellite solutions 20 May 2016 | France

This conference will discuss how outdoor sports lovers, the outdoor sports industry and pubilc authorities can benefit from satellite-based innovation in the sector. The event is co-organised with the Conseil Départemental des Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Capital High Tech.

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Poland User Forum “Satellites for society: operational uses of satellite-based services by the Polish public administration” 19 April 2016 | Warsaw, Poland

The Forum aimed at presenting the results of the Eurisy survey on the use of satellite-based services within the Polish public administration, and at discussing the main challenges still facing public authorities to fully exploit the potential of satellite applications. The over 100 participants, representing public administrations, private companies and other stakeholders, provided feedback on the results of the survey and helped contextualising the 49 replies received from Poland. The event was co-organised with the Polish Ministry of Economic Development and the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development with the support of the Polish Space Agency and the European Space Agency. 

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Horizon 2020 Space Information Days 19 April 2016 - 20 April 2016| Ljubljana, Slovenia

The two-days event is organised by COSMOS2020, in cooperation with EEN and the European Commission. The event will provide participants with valuable details on EU Space calls and funding opportunities. In addition, participants are invited to engage in bilateral meetings and take part in numerous networking opportunities. Eurisy will join the event for a round table discussion on the diffusion of satellite applications among end user communities. 

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Linked Data Europe 18 November 2015 | Luxembourg

A a back-to-back workshop with the European Data Forum, this event brought together several data hubs to showcase solutions along the life-cycle of linked data production, integration, publication and use of geo-spatial data. Eurisy was present to share good practices that rely on the use of satellite data.

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Satellite solutions for smarter islands 12 November 2015 | Malta

SMEs and public authorities discussed how satellite-based services can be a key asset to the smart specialisation of islands. The conference was co-organised with the Malta Council for Science and Technology.

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Malta App Challenge 12 November 2015 - 31 March 2016| Malta

In the framework of the Satellite Solutions for Smarter Islands Conference, Eurisy and the Malta Council for Science and Technology are launching an App Challenge for all Maltese SMEs & start-ups to develop innovative solutions based on satellite data.

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Horizon 2020 Space Information Days 2015 9 November 2015 - 10 November 2015| Brussels, Belgium

This two day event organized by the EU Commission and COSMOS2020 set out to promote the Horizon2020 Space calls. Interested public administrations, research centres and private companies could attend to discover the grants. Get answers on available funds or find out new venues of cooperation opportunities. Eurisy presented the available satellite-based services for public authorities: their costs and their main benefits. 

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Climate Change Challenge - Innovation Jam 6 November 2015 - 8 November 2015| Paris

36 hours to make a change. Developers, designers, marketing professionels and citizens teamed up to invent apps to tackle climate change, using Big Data. Eurisy participating by mobilising an EO expert and a business development coach to assist the teams.

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AGROLESS, Final Conference 30 October 2015 | Thessaloniki, Greece

Eurisy was invited to particpate to an international outreach conference on Earth Observation data utilisation to increase the competitiveness of the agricultural sector taking place at Noesis, Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum. The conference was organised in the framework of the strategic project "Joint reference strategies for rural activities of reduced inputs" AGRO_LESS, funded under the European Territorial Cooperation Programme Greece-Bulgaria 2007-2013, with the Lead Partner of the project the Region of Central Macedonia.

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2015 EU Innovation Procurement event 27 October 2015 - 28 October 2015| Paris

This event has been the kick-off of the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip) initiative launched by the EC to mainstream, promote and assist the implementation of Innovation Procurements in Europe. Eurisy was invited by the EC to contribute to the panel on the Call H2020-EO-2016, by presenting the preliminary results of the Survey on operational uses of satellite-based services in the public sector. The Session aimed at sharing ideas and informing public administrations and private companies on the  funding opportunities currently available under Horizon 2020 to use Copernicus data to create downstream services for public authorities.  

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Eurisy presentation: IAC 2015 - Space The Gateway for Mankind’s Future 12 October 2015 - 16 October 2015| Jerusalem, Israel

Eurisy contributed to the 66th International Astronautical Congress with the paper “Satellites for society: reporting on the operational uses of satellite-based services among public administrations”. The paper was presented during the “28th Symposium on space policy, regulations and economics” within the session “The space economy: what are the socio-economic impacts?”. The presentation introduced Eurisy and its activities to the audience and reported on the outcomes of the Eurisy survey for public authorities using satellite-based services. The full presentation can be found here.

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Copernicus - big data benefitting environment and society 1 October 2015 - 2 October 2015| Bucharest,Human Rights Hall Palace of Parliament

Eurisy organised a round table on EO-derived tools for Danube Region stakeholders to work together across geographical boundaries. There is a wide scope for stakeholders to use Earth Observation services to tackle common problems: water, air and soil quality, environmental risks, energy, water transport, culture and tourism, to name but a few.

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Research Data Alliance Experimentation Day 24 September 2015 | Paris, France

The Experimentation Day, that was held during Research Data Alliance Plenary 6 on 24 September 2015, was dedicated to foster connection/interaction between RDA members and startups, SMEs and large companies to promote enterprise engagement in RDA. Eurisy hosted  the "Space for climate" stand, to showcase how satellite data can contribute to tackling climate change. 

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Eurisy keynote: GI2015 Workshop on Open GeoData Management for Agriculture, Forestry and Development in the Europe of Regions 15 September 2015 | Dresden, Germany

Geodata for agriculture and forestry are already available for final users; it is now time to convince farmers of the benefits of these tools for them, for consumers and for the environment. New technologies like mobile phones, UAV and satellites provide information – such as weather forecasts, soil humidity and vegetation cover - which can significantly improve the work of farmers and of forest administrators. The use of shared platforms and of common information systems could enable all farmers to access this information. It is now time to federate the interests of agriculture and forestry stakeholders worldwide to ensure that geodata is made widely accessible. Increased information about soil conditions and needs will also increase the profitability of agriculture and forestry and will help preserve the environment for future generations.


These are the main conclusions of the Club of Ossiach (Villach, AT) & GI2015 Workshop, organised by IGN e.V. (INNOVATION. Grenzüberschreitendes Netzwerk, Dresden/Saxony) and hosted by the Technical University of Dresden on the theme of “Open Geodata Management for Agriculture & Forestry in the Europe of Regions”.  Eurisy contributed to the discussions with a presentation on available satellite-based services to enhance agriculture and forestry and reported about successful experiences from regions using these technologies.


The Club of Ossiach is a group of agriculturists, agribusiness managers, agriculture and forestry technologists, environmentalists and agricultural ICT specialists. These meet periodically to discuss and collaboratively act on influencing the use of ICTs to improve agricultural productivity, profitability and contribution to food and nutritional security and safety globally. 


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In service ICT training for environmental professionals 6 July 2015 - 17 July 2015| Budapest, Hungary

Eurisy was invited by the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest (Hungary) to contribute to the development of a toolkit for decision and policy-makers on potential uses and applications of ICTs in water management and water security. The toolkit is being developed within the ISEPEI project of the CEU and the Global University Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES). 

Within this framework, two ICT training workshops were organised in 2015 at the CEU, focusing on water security, disaster management and risk reduction. 
1) ICTs in Water Security, 6-10 July, with the support of UNOOSA and collaboration of Esri
2) Innovations in Disaster Risk Management, 13-17 July, in cooperation with UNDP

Eurisy participated to the first meeting with a presentation on available satellite-based services for water management. Ms Mary-Jeanne Adler, Director at the Romanian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, was invited by Eurisy to contribute to the workshop by illustrating the results of two projects aimed at better managing water and water-related risks cross-border with the support of satellite imagery.



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Space & Society Conference - Towards a European Space Community 29 June 2015 | Brussels, Belgium

The conference was the closing event of the "Space & Society" project led by EESC. It was an opportunity to assemble protagonists of the space industry on a European and local level. The first roundtable discussion focused on SMEs and the missing links for growth and the creation of new jobs opportunities. In the afternoon, the roundtable discussed space educational activities. Last but not least, the final debate brought together all the project partners to prepare the ground for the creation of a European Space Community. The photo exhibition "SPACE GIRLS, SPACE WOMEN" was opened too.

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Climate change: the added value of Big Data 18 June 2015 | Paris, Le Bourget Air Show

Climate change: the added value of Big Data. CNES, the French Space Agency, organised this event in the framework of Le Bourget - the Paris Air Show. Eurisy moderated a round table with data providers and innovation champions discussing the opportunities of Big Data (from all sources, whether satellite, in situ, crowdsourcing) in tackling climate change. The French Climate Change Challenge was introduced.

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Futur en Seine 2015 - Space for Climate stand 11 June 2015 - 14 June 2015| Paris, France
Futur en Seine is Europe's biggest innovation festival. Eurisy, together with CNES, ESA Bic Sud France and Pôle Pégase, had a stand within the "Innovation Village", on "Space for Climate", where 7 French and European SMEs and start-ups showcased innovative satellite-based services. 
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European space policy: are we on the right track? 5 June 2015 | Rome, Italy

EESC Conference - European space policy: are we on the right track? The European Economic and Social Committee, with support of the Italian Space Agency, organised this conference whose objective was to discuss space programmes on both European and national levels. Eurisy Secretary General took part in a roundtable on "Better space programming at European level". This conference was part of the "Space and Society" project, of which Eurisy is a partner. 

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Space4Growth and Jobs: the role of regional policies and programmes 28 May 2015 | Brussels, Belgium

This conference was organised by NEREUS and hosted by Committee of the Regions on the topic of space in regional smart specialisation strategies. Eurisy was invited to moderate the round table on public procurement as a way to encourage the diffusion of satellite applications in regions.

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Satellite applications: benefits for the Baltics 19 May 2015 | Riga, Latvia

The event informed SMEs and public administrations from the Baltic region on the opportunities of using operational services derived from satellite applications. Stakeholders identified avenues for increased cooperation between industry, SMEs and public administration in order to strengthen innovation and competitiveness in the region, as well as improve public services for all: individuals, companies and the general public. Go to conclusions and recommendations.

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4th Copernicus National User Forum 12 May 2015 - 13 May 2015| Prague, Czech Republic

The conference, entitled "Satellite and UAV data for the environment" discussed the use of remote sensing with a focus on data from the Copernicus programme. Eurisy presented the results of the preliminary phase of an analysis on operational uses of satellite-based applications in the public sector and communicated on the survey for public authorities currently implemented.

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The value of new satellite technologies for competitiveness in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region 2 April 2015 | Sophia-Antipolis, France

The event was an opportunity for SMEs working in non-space sectors to learn about new developments in the area of satellite applications for environment monitoring, risk management, maritime and coastal services, SIG, Big Data and POIs databases, telecoms, logistics and mobility. It was organised jointly by the Pôle Pégase, CNES and Eurisy.

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Priorities for developing the UK space sector - infrastructure, regulation, innovation and collaboration 12 March 2015 | London, UK

This conference focused on the future of the space industry in the UK, particularly in relation to what more can be done to support enterprise, growth, inward investment and exports across the sector, with a focus on satellite and space technologies as part of the recent eight great technologies commitment of the UK government. 

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Space and society: bridging the missing links 1 March 2015 - 15 July 2015| Across Europe

The "Space and Society: bridging the missing links" project consisted of a series of events from March to July, helping generate and maintain political support for current and future space programmes; raising awareness on a larger scale on the announced benefits from the European space policy; defining new and concrete actions to be implemented in this context. Eurisy was a contributor to the consortium of partners organising these events.

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Seventh annual Conference on European Space Policy 27 January 2015 - 28 January 2015| Brussels

Seventh annual Conference on European space policy. “EU Space Policy Confronted with the Rising Demand for Services". The EESC president Mr Malosse and project coordinator Mr. Iozia presented the EESC initiative "Space and Society - Bridging the missing links!" supported by Eurisy.

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Spatial planning and geoinformation services for regional development 11 December 2014 | Debrecen, Hungary

Regional stakeholders learnt about and evaluated the potential of geospatial information, of innovative location and navigation-based services to boost the regional economy through more innovative public services, closer partnerships with SMEs, and an increased capacity for the region to attract EU funds and investments in its key sectors.

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Safe Cities 2014 10 December 2014 - 11 December 2014| Madrid, Spain

Safe Cities 2014 provided an opportunity for city leaders investing in safe cities to share best practice in enabling inter-agency collaboration, effective communication, and better use of intelligence. Eurisy contributed to the event with a presentation on satellite-based applications available for public managers responsible for enhancing safety and security in cities. Indeed, satellite imagery, navigation and communication offer access to a set of data and signals that can help local administrations to monitor the environment, to better manage public services, and to increase efficiency during emergency situations. As it is usual for Eurisy’s embedded events, the association invited a city representative, Mr Gerhard Heeke from the Department of Civil and Council Affairs of the Municipality of Dormagen (Germany), to present a smart phone-based complaint management system -relying on satellite navigation- available to the inhabitants of Dormagen to report incivilities and malfunctioning public equipment to the local administration. The positive feedback from the audience confirmed the interest raised by the opportunities offered by satellite-based applications and their potential role to increase safety and security in cities.

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OECD Space Forum 23 October 2014 | Paris, France

The OECD Space Forum highlighted on-going OECD work on the economic dimensions of space research and development. The new report “The Space Economy at a Glance 2014” was launched during the event. Eurisy President presented Eurisy's new study on factors of success in the take-up of satellite services by public authorities.

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Copernicus Services in the Sentinel Era — Benefits for Eastern Europe 9 October 2014 - 10 October 2014| Bucharest, Romania

The conference was an opportunity to present the latest achievements towards developing Copernicus in its fully operational stage, and the current and potential benefits of the programme for users in Central and Eastern Europe. Eurisy has organised and moderated a round table on the potential of SMEs in the region to rely on Copernicus in creating new, innovative products and services.

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EUROGI imaGIne Conference 8 October 2014 - 9 October 2014| Berlin, Germany

The European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information, EUROGI, held this conference on 8 and 9 October to discuss the role of geographic information in managing smart cities, energy, demography, job creation and economic growth, environment, open information and transparent governance. Eurisy Secretary General contributed the point of view of Eurisy and users during a round table with this opportunity.

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Business Incubator Centers as drivers of innovation and growth in the satellite service sector 15 September 2014 | Noordwijk, The Netherlands

The event was an opportunity for the opportunities of the ESA BIC to be presented as ecosystems favouring the emergence of innovation and entrepreneurship. BIC managers, representatives of industry, exchanged views on factors of success when setting up a business incubator centre. About 50 participants from across Europe attended the workshop.

This year’s Members’ day was attended by current as well as potential members. National strategies for developing the downstream sector were discussed, based on case-studies from the Netherlands and the UK Space Agency.

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Futur en Seine 12 June 2014 - 15 June 2014| La Gaîté Lyrique - Paris

Eurisy participates in the Innovation Village during Futur en Seine 2014, a week-long festival celebrating the latest digital innovations in France and elsewhere.

The Eurisy stand “Space for digital economy” will gather European SMEs and start-ups who developed innovative digital services and products using geospatial services (satellite images, satnav) or satcoms.

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Adaptation Strategies to Global Environmental Change in the Mediterranean City and the Role of Global Earth Observations 10 June 2014 - 11 June 2014| Athens, Greece

Eurisy and the General Secretariat of Research & Technology co-organised the conference "Adaptation Strategies to Global Environmental Change in the Mediterranean City" under the auspices of the Greek EU Presidency 2014. Eurisy invited a representative of the City of Barcelona, to present ""Satellite-based Monitoring Service for Water Coastal Quality in Barcelona". Find the presentation here. Eurisy also participated to a roundtable on "EO and Adaptation to Climate Change in Urban Areas: Benefits, Costs, Bottlenecks".

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Global space applications conference 2 June 2014 - 4 June 2014| Paris, France

The conference brought together the global satellite-based services community, including senior representatives of the major space agencies. industry, governments, academia and NGOs. Eurisy was invited to contribute to the event to provide bottom-up feedback on user needs and good practices. Eurisy also presented a poster on "Multi-level collaboration on disaster management: a prerequisite for better effectiveness of satellite-based services for end-users". 

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Copernicus- Sentinels serving society and the environment 12 May 2014 - 13 May 2014| Athens, Greece,Evgenidis Foundation

Eurisy was invited to organise a round table on obstacles and opportunities in the way of the access of public administrations' and businesses' using geoinformation services derived from Copernicus to improve public services, to better their relations with the citizens and customers respectively, and to take better informed decisions on future territorial development. Read blog post loosely inspired from the event.

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Ecologicamente Napoli 8 May 2014 - 11 May 2014| Naples, Italy

In May 2014, the City of Naples organised the 4th edition of "EcoLogicaMente", a four-day event that promotes environmentally sustainable lifestyles. During the event experiences and best practices on environmental issues were showcased to inform the public about green tech opportunities and stimulate local economies.

Eurisy facilitated the participation of the Lombardy region, presenting its experience of use of satellite navigation to improve monitoring of trucks transporting dangerous goods locally and cross-border.

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4th ARTES Applications Workshop 29 April 2014 - 30 April 2014| Chamber of Commerce, Luxembourg

This workshop will offer an overview of the recent success stories from ARTES Applications programmes. Participants will also have the possibility to network with a wide range of users, industry and research organisations, as well as to discuss opportunities for new ARTES Applications activities.

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3rd International Conference on the Use of Space Technology for Water Management 1 April 2014 - 4 April 2014| Rabat, Morocco

Eurisy was invited to contribute to this conference jointly organised by the United Nations, Morocco and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water. Eurisy facilitated the partecipation of two European public authorities, using Earth Observation in their operational workflows: the Arno River Basin Authority (Italy), using remote sensing to monitor landslides and the Romanian National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management, relying on satellite imagery to map risks along the Danube basin.

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Space for Smarter Government: Environmental Monitoring 23 March 2014 | Oxfordshire, UK

This workshop has been developed for both the FEOA community and the UKEOF Management Group Members, as well as others within public sector organisations who either already or could potentially use space products and services to enhance their environmental monitoring programmes. Eurisy contributed with a presentation of its activities and gave an overview of three cases of European public authorities using satellite-based information to improve risk monitoring and interventions.

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Past Eurisy User Programme Events 1 January 2007 - 31 December 2013| 2007-2013

Eurisy debuted its on-going User Programme in 2007. It is a series of activities designed to raise awareness of satellite applications among local and regional authorities as well as SMEs. The map below is giving an overview of the main User Programme events between 2007-2013.

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