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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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!
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.
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".
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the lead-up to “UNISPACE+50” -- the 50th anniversary of the first UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space -- this event addressed future global space governance issues. Eurisy President Ms. Dominique Tilmans has been invited to contribute to various sessions during the event.
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.
NEREUS and BASILICATA REGION, in collaboration with Consorzio TeRN and with the support of COPA COGECA and ERIAFF, have invited Eurisy to moderate a round table in this event dedicated to the use of satnav in agriculture. The main strands of the European Agriculture Policy have also been highlighted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experts from the farming and the geomatics sector drew an inventory of the current precision agriculture solutions that have been proven to work, and of the needs and constraints of their users, in order to pave the way for a more extensive use of effective satellite services, whether based on EO or GNSS. Go to conclusions and recommendations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This conference, co-organised by Eurisy and the CPMR, hosted by the Puglia Region, brought together Local and Regional authorities interested in maritime issues and blue economy. Operational cases of satellite applications in coastal regions have been showcased.
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.
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.
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.
The SABER (SAtellite Broadband for European Regions) Thematic Network aims to create a long-term, sustainable environment in which stakeholders interested in tackling the Digital Divide. This event has marked the end of the project to which Eurisy contributed a survey of satcom uses for broadband in unaccessible areas.
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.
Innovative space-based solutions for Future Cities
SMEs who created innovative digital products and services using geospatial services, and public authorities who used them, shared their hands-on experience and successful business cases.
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.
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".
Around 50 representatives of Regional Authorities met in Lyon to discuss the use of satellite applications and other technologies in future INTERREG projects.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eurisy was invited by NEREUS to contribute to the "Smart Cities" session of this conference.
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.