Date(s) - 02/06/2016
9:00 - 18:00
Thursday, 2 June 2016 09:00 – 18:00
This session will cover satellite data, information products, and services related to the environment, climate and air quality. The focus will be on the impact Europe’s space programmes are expected to have on end users and European citizens, and its importance for policymakers. Examples of users from both the commercial and public domains will be presented. The workshop will also address and elaborate on synergies between Earth observation and satellite navigation. In addition, the integration of space-based observations and traditional ground-based measurements (and the possible obstacles involved) will be discussed. Finally, a panel will explore the future challenges and opportunities in space-based environmental monitoring and positioning.
The EU’s Galileo and Copernicus programmes represent an unprecedented European commitment to space in general and navigation and Earth observation in particular. Over the next two decades, the resulting services will provide decision-makers, scientists, and citizens with observations on the state of climates and the environment in an unparalleled level of detail and quality. Meanwhile, this wealth of information will be made even more valuable by complementary positioning data.
Dedicated services will provide information on air quality, atmospheric conditions, and essential climate variables. Climate policy – on climate adaptation and mitigation, for example – will be based on observational evidence in combination with ground-based, in-situ data within a geo-referenced framework. Meanwhile, monitoring services for land and marine environments will contribute to a range of wider environmental policies and programmes. The use of accurate positioning technology can directly support efforts to combat climate change, such as by reducing CO2 emissions in various modes of transport. The open data policy followed by the European space programmes and the operational availability of their data are expected to foster new public and commercial services.
Who should attend?
Policymakers, professionals, academia in the field of earth observation and satellite navigation as well as environmental fields.
Anyone interested in the above.