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Watch live: Sentinels for Regions

13/06/2016 2064 views 25 likes
ESA / Applications / Observing the Earth / Copernicus

Discover how Sentinel data support local and regional authorities by following the event live from the European Parliament in Brussels at 15:00–18:00 CEST on 28 June.

 

Europe’s Sentinel satellites are delivering a wealth of information that can support local and regional authorities in territorial management and environmental policy implementation. However, this opportunity is not always fully known or readily exploited.

The event “What can Sentinels do for Regions?” will discussing the potential of Sentinel data as a support for these authorities in their undertakings, considering possible roadblocks and desirable initiatives. Regional applications of Sentinel data will be highlighted, followed by an audience discussion with the political panel on how to best exploit Sentinel data in support of public services across Europe.

The event is jointly organised by ESA and the Network of European Regions Using space Technologies (NEREUS), and is hosted by Patrizia Toia, Member of European Parliament and Vice-chair of ITRE Committee.

Join the discussion via Twitter using the hashtag #Sentinels4Regions

Programme (all times in CEST)

15.00 Opening
Patrizia TOIA, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the ITRE Committee

15.15 What can Sentinels do for regions?

Copernicus Sentinels: New data for environmental monitoring and informed decision making
Josef Aschbacher, Head of Programme Planning & Coordination, Earth Observation Programmes Directorate, ESA

Introduction and findings of the NEREUS–ESA initiative
Ekkehart Siering, Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Bremen (on behalf of the NEREUS Presidency)

Showing Copernicus Experiences from Public Users
Representatives from participating European regions: Azores, Bremen, Lombardy, Languedoc Roussillon Midi Pyrénées, Mazovia, Bavaria, Wallonia

16.30 Moderated political debate with the audience

With the participation of
Monika Hohlmeier, Member of the European Parliament, President of the Sky&Space Intergroup
Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of the Regions
Loredana Capone, Regional Minister for Economic Development, Apulia Region (on behalf of the NEREUS Presidency)
Andreas Veispak, Head of Unit Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth Unit, European Commission (DG GROW)
Josef Aschbacher, Head of Programme Planning & Coordination, Earth Observation Programmes Directorate, ESA

18:00 End of live webstream

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