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Watch live: Paradigm shifts and future prospects in Earth observation

19/04/2017 13708 views 66 likes
ESA / Applications / Observing the Earth

Follow the ‘Paradigm shifts and future prospects in Earth observation’ seminar via live webstream from ESA’s establishment in Italy on 11 May.


Earth-observing technologies are constantly evolving, as well as the way we process and exploit the data coming from satellites. The scientific, societal and economic benefits of these data are virtually endless – and realising their full potential in these three areas is key. At the seminar, leading international industry players from companies including Google Earth, Microsoft and SAP will discuss the changing trends and prospects for Earth observation.

Follow the event online and join in the conversation via Twitter using the hashtag #FutureEO. Selected questions from social media participants will be asked to the panel of experts during the two open discussion portions of the programme.

Live webstream programme (all times in CEST):

09:00–09:10    Welcome by Josef Aschbacher, ESA Director of Earth Observation Programmes, and Roberto Battiston, President of ASI

09:10–10:30    Panel ‘elevator’ presentations (click on names to download presentations):                    
                        Luis Gomes, Director of EO and Science at Surrey Satellite Technology Limited
                        Robbie Schingler, Co-founder of Planet
                        Wade Larson, CEO of UrtheCast
                        Adam Smith, Co-founder of Descartes Labs

10:30–11:00    Interviews with participants

11:00–12:00    Open discussion

12:00–13:30    Break in live coverage

13:30–15:00    Panel ‘elevator’ presentations (click on names to download presentations):
                        Tony Hey, Chief Data Scientist at the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council
                        Noel Gorelick, Co-founder of the Google Earth Engine
                        Brendan Bouffler, Head of Amazon Web Services’ Research Cloud Programme
                        Matthew Smith, Microsoft Digital Transformation Team
                        Carsten Linz, Global Head of the Digital Leadership Center at SAP

15:00–15:30    Interviews with participants

15:30–16:30    Open discussion

16:30–16:40    Closing remarks by Josef Aschbacher


Aall video replays of the event are available here.

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