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EVENT TIMELINE
Conference Agenda

8:30  – 9:30 

Registration & Welcome Coffee

9:30  – 10:00 

Setting the scene

The event will be opened by the General Secretary of EARSC and coordinator of the H2020 FIRE project, Emmanuel Pajot, followed by powerful video message by Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market. The keynote speech will be delivered by Paraskevi Papantoniou, Deputy Director of DG DEFIS, European Commission.

Thierry Breton
Thierry Breton
Commissioner for Internal Markets
Paraskevi Papantoniou
Paraskevi Papantoniou
Deputy Director
Emmanuel Pajot
Emmanuel Pajot
Secretary General

10:00  – 11:00

The now and tomorrow of Earth Observation

This session will highlight where Earth Observation activities stand today and where do we want them to be. The content of the presentations will build on the findings in the FIRE Focus Groups in the sectors of Agriculture, Wind Energy, Infrastructure, Marine and Maritime, Raw Materials, and Urban Development. The key highlights will be presented by the EO Evangelists, a group of individuals championing the use of EO in the respective sectors.

Benoit De Vrieze
Benoit De Vrieze
Moderator & Open Innovation Consultant,
Eva Haas
Eva Haas
Maritime EO Evangelist
Irene Benito
Irene Benito
Raw Materials EO Evangelist
Juan Peña
Juan Peña
Maritime EO Evangelist
Ilias Pechlivanidis
Ilias Pechlivanidis
Agriculture EO Evangelist
Miriam Gonzalez
Miriam Gonzalez
Wind Energy EO Evangelist
Remco Timmermans
Remco Timmermans
Urban Development EO Evangelist

11:00  – 11:15

Coffee Break & Networking

11:15  – 12:00 

“Getting there” – Deep dive in the latest R&D trends and priorities

This session will shed light on the hottest R&D trends that will drive the development of new EO solutions across the various sectors covered by FIRE. Three invited experts will engage in a lively discussion with the session moderator. The session will close with a brief open Q&A with the audience.

Lefteris Mamais
Lefteris Mamais
Moderator & Co-Founder & Director
Evangelos Gerasopoulos
Evangelos Gerasopoulos
Research Director
Regula Frauenfelder
Regula Frauenfelder
Technical Expert
Laurent Tits
Laurent Tits
Team leader Agricultural applications

12:00  – 13:00 

“Getting there” – Incorporation of EO in the different stages of policy making

This session will focus on how EO can support informed policy making from design to implementation and continuous monitoring. Invited experts from the six FIRE sectors will discuss with the session moderator how key objectives of the EU reflected in their own policy domains can benefit from the incorporation of EO as a key enabling tool, and cover both the current uptake and future perspectives. The session will close with a brief open Q&A with the audience.

Lefteris Mamais
Lefteris Mamais
Moderator & Co-Founder & Director
Doris Marquardt
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Zoi Konstantinou

13:00 am – 14:00 pm

Lunching together & Networking

14:00  – 14:45 

“Getting there” – Evolution of the underlying infrastructure for the exploitation of EO

This session will focus on how EO can support informed policy making from design to implementation and continuous monitoring. Invited experts from the six FIRE sectors will discuss with the session moderator how key objectives of the EU reflected in their own policy domains can benefit from the incorporation of EO as a key enabling tool, and cover both the current uptake and future perspectives. The session will close with a brief open Q&A with the audience.

Phil
Phillip Harwood
Moderator & Senior Consultant
Grega Milcinski
Grega Milcinski
General Manager
Gedas Vaitkus
Gedas Vaitkus
Director
Stanisław Dałek
Stanisław Dałek
CTO

14:45  – 15:30 

“Getting there” – Developing the necessary capacity among different stakeholders

This session will highlight the key dimensions of capacity building an essential aspect when considering the optimal uptake of EO in the different FIRE sectors. The session moderator will discuss with invited experts on topics such as institutional capacity, skills availability in the workforce and best practices from recent projects. The session will close with a brief open Q&A with the audience.

Phil
Phillip Harwood
Moderator & Senior Consultant
Peter Zeil
Peter Zeil
Senior Consultant & Co-Founder
Guest
Danny Vandenbroucke
Research Manage

15:30  – 15:45 

Coffee Break & Networking

15:45  – 16:30 

“Getting there” – Modern ways to raise awareness on key topics with the help of EO

How can EO be used to inform the public on current events of global impact? How can we raise awareness among user communities on the solutions offered by EO? What are the most impactful ways to tell “geospatial stories”? Invited experts will provide their insights in relation to these topics, through a lively discussion with the session moderator. The session will close with a brief open Q&A with the audience.

Dimitris Papadakis
Dimitrios Papadakis
Co-Founder & Director
Remco Timmermans
Remco Timmermans
Urban Development EO Evangelist
Guest
Jonathan Tirone
Writer & Editor

16:30  – 17:15 

 “Getting there” – Developing the market

This session will underline impactful ways to develop the market for EO services and products. Invited experts will share best practices, analyse common challenges and discuss with the session moderator future plans towards building a thriving EO ecosystem. The session will close with a brief open Q&A with the audience.

Dimitris Papadakis
Dimitrios Papadakis
Co-Founder & Director
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Stella Tkatchova
EIC Programme Manager for Space
Gordon Campbell

17:15  – 17:30 

Wrap Up & Closing Remarks of FIRE Forum 2022
Natassa Antoniou
Natassa Antoniou
Project Coordinator

18:30 – 21:30 

EARSC AWARDS Ceremony @BELvue Museum

9:30 – 10:30 

AGM (only for EARSC Members)

10:30 – 11:00 

 Coffee break / Networking

11:00 – 11:45 

EO For Green Deal Policies

The European Commission is demonstrating unprecedented leadership with the Green Deal flagship to tackle climate change and will require an abundance of resources, including viable data and information which will allow governments to identify risks, tailor policy response and resource allocation, monitor progress and identify trends. This session will go deep into the overall objective of raising awareness on the use of Earth Observation data and services to achieve the ambitious EU climate targets. 

The “EO4GreenDealPolicies” is part of the interactive “Green Deal Dialogue” session dedicated to facilitating conversation and exchange views on the contribution of satellite-EO based services for the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) on certain policies as well as to deliver crucial information to support the Green Deal agenda.

Guest
Guest
Guest
Richard Thomas
Anticipatory Disaster Risk Reduction (ADRR), Advisor, Risk and Incident Foresight,
Guest
Sebastian Nojek
Global Business Development
Guest
Ignacio Torralba
CTO

11:45 – 12:25 

Accounts For Green Deal

Protecting ecosystems and biodiversity are key policy targets in the EU’s biodiversity strategy for 2030 and the European Green Deal. This section will discuss about EU and national policy makers needs of information on the extent and condition of ecosystems to improve their management, environmental statistics or how EO is supporting the 2030 agenda.

The “Accounts4GreenDeal” is part of the interactive “Green Deal Dialogue” session dedicated to facilitating conversation and exchange views on the contribution of satellite-EO based services for the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) on certain policies as well as to deliver crucial information to support the Green Deal agenda.

Giuseppe Ottavianelli (ESA)
Giuseppe Otavinelli
Head of the Applications Section
Marc Paganini (ESA)
Marc Paganini
Technical Officer
Christian Hoffmann (GeoVille)
Christian Hoffman
CEO
Bruno Smets (Vito)
Bruno Smets
R&D Project Manager Natural Capital Accounting

12:25 – 13:15 

Global Development For Green Deal

The European Space Agency implements the Global Development Assistance (GDA) programme in partnership with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank with the mission to accelerate impact by mainstreaming the use of EO into international development assistance activities and operations (incl. supporting integration in country policies). This section will further discuss with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships how to capitalise on Earth Observation information through their programs in partner countries across the world to achieve sustainable development.

The “GlobalDevelopment4GreenDeal” is part of the interactive “Green Deal Dialogue” session dedicated to facilitating conversation and exchange views on the contribution of satellite-EO based services for the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) on certain policies as well as to deliver crucial information to support the Green Deal agenda.

Guest
Benjamin Koetz
Head of Sustainable Initiatives Office
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Christoph Aubrecht
Program Coordinator
CarlosDomenech-GMV_photo
Carlos Domenech
Senior Manager Climate Change and Sustainability Services
AlexChunet-ESA-WB_photo
Alex Chunet
ESA Representative
SharonGomez-GAF_photo
Sharon Gomez
EO4SD-Urban Project Coordinator
PaoloManunta-ESA-ADB_photo
Paolo Manunta
ESA representative
CeciliaDonati-EC-INTPA_photo
Cecilia Donati
Policy Officer Digital for Development

13:15  – 14:00 

Lunching together / Networking

14:00 – 15:00 

Fighting climate change in urban environment: a multi-scalar endeavor

Harmonia’s workshop will focus on shedding light on the various administrative levels that contribute to tackling Climate Change within the project, from the pilot cities to the national and European levels. The aim of this workshop is to connect the urban and Earth Observation (EO) communities as well as increase awareness in regards to EO-based solutions tackling climate change in an urban environment.

Evangelos Gerasopoulos
Evangelos Gerasopoulos
Research Director
Julia Nerantzia Tzortzi
Julia Nerantzia Tzortzi
Project Coordinator
Dimitri Banousis

15:00 – 15:15  

 Coffee break / Networking

15:15 – 17:00 

User communities engagement supporting the green transition: the e-shape project

e-shape, the EU-funded H2020 flagship project, promotes and upscales EO solutions in Europe and beyond supporting the sustainable delivery of EO-based benefits to users. Three years into the project, this workshop seeks to capitalise the knowledge and the value gathered, by unifying the community of users and discuss the expansion and the sustainability of the e-shape pilots across the seven e-shape thematic, with a focus on the energy and water resources sector.

The e-shape workshop will:

  • Introduce EO-based applications developed through the project within the e-shape seven thematic showcases: Agriculture, Health, Energy, Ecosystem, Water resources, Disaster Resilience, Climate
  • Bring together research, end users and civil society that want to benefit from the understanding and entering the EuroGEO initiative
  • Inform the participants about what the pilot’s service will grant access to in terms of Copernicus data and user’s benefit with examples on e-shape pilots support from a co-design, uptake, and sustainability approach (added values and solutions)
  • What’s next? Developing the EuroGEO.

The e-shape workshop will try to address the following questions:

  • What are the challenges for a convincing user / market uptake strategy
  • How to develop relations among EO and non- EO communities that will drive the sustainability of the EO service
  • How the public, research and private sector can strengthen EUROGEO and Copernicus and contribute to GEO/Geo

17:00 – 17:05 

End of EXPANDEO & FIRE Forum 2022

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