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You will find the presentations (marked as "PDF") and video recordings (marked as "VIDEO") in the respective program items.

Here you can download the presentations from the EuroGEO Workshop 2022 in Athens, Greece

Monday 2 October 2023

clock08.30 – 10.30 | Parallel sessions for EuroGEO Action Groups

Agriculture Action Group

> Conference Hall

Stelios Kotsopoulos (AgroApps P.C.)

Land Cover / Land Intelligence Action Group (starting at 09.00)

> Seminar123

Stanisław Lewiński (CBK PAN) and Conrad Bielski (EOXPLORE)

Biodiversity, ecosystems and geodiversity Action Group

> Seminar 7

Antonello Provenzale (CNR)

clock10.30 – 11.15

Coffee break

> Foyer Auditorium > Foyer123
clock11.15 – 13.00 | Parallel sessions for EuroGEO Action Groups

Earth observation data for sustainable practices in viticulture

> Conference Hall


Federico Oldani (LINKS Foundation)

Scope and Objectives:

The session aims at showcasing the potential of Earth observations for agriculture, in particular in the development of tools for more sustainable viticulture practices. The workshop will achieve the following:

  1. Discuss the importance of remote sensing and Earth observation data for the wine sector
  2. Present the research conducted in the European project VitiGEOSS, developing innovative tools for viticulture
  3. Disseminate the potential of Earth Observation data and applications for more sustainable viticulture practices in agriculture
  4. Raise awareness about the importance of developing EO-based solutions for a better agricultural management and optimisation of resources for greater sustainability
  5. Engage with participants to share lessons learned and best practices

Presentations – session layout:

Welcome & Introduction of the VitiGEOSS projectRosa Araujo (Eurecat)
Moderator: Federico Oldani (LINKS Foundation) VIDEO

Earth Observations for viticultureSession discussing the importance of satellite data for agriculture and the wine sector
Federico Oldani (LINKS Foundation) PDF, VIDEO

EO in VitiGEOSSSession presenting the Earth observations and data used in VitiGEOSS and key lessons learned in the project VIDEO

Data in actionVitiGEOSS platform showcase

Participatory activity & Discussion

Disasters and Health Action Groups

> Seminar123

Haris Kontoes (NOA/BEYOND)

Biodiversity, ecosystems and geodiversity Action Group

> Seminar 7
clock13.00 – 14.30


> Foyer Auditorium > Foyer123
clock14.30 – 16.00

Opening session - national GEO activities

> Auditorium


Jean Dusart (European Commission), Nicola Pirrone (CNR), Evangelos Gerasopoulos (NOA)

Scope and Objectives:

The session opens the 2023 EuroGEO workshop and sets the scene for the event. The workshop will be opened by welcome notes from the hosts: EURAC, European Commission, Italy. Based on the Moto “Linking national, European and global perspectives“, this session starts with the national one. The European and Global are then discussed in the plenary sessions on Wednesday.

Presentations – session layout:

Moderator Jean Dusart (European Commission) VIDEO

Welcome notes
  • Roland Psenner (President of Eurac Research), Alexander Jacob (Vice Head of Institute for Earth Observation, Eurac Research) VIDEO
  • Joanna Drake (European Commission, Deputy Director General DG RTD) VIDEO
  • Alan Belward (European Commission, Deputy Director DG JRC) VIDEO
  • Roberto Formaro (Director of Programs, Italian Space Agency) VIDEO

National GEO activitiesGreece, Evangelos Gerasopulos (NOA) PDF, VIDEO
France - DataTerra e-Infrastructure, Frédéric Huynh (DataTerra) PDF, VIDEO
Germany, Jens Danzeglocke (DLR) PDF, VIDEO
Greece, Evangelos Gerasopulos (NOA) PDF, VIDEO
Italy, Nicola Pirrone (CNR) PDF, VIDEO

Additional activities to be highlighted and Q&A: AudienceOutlook on the next days of the EuroGEO workshop – logistics, Erwin Goor (European Commission), Alexander Jacob (Vice Head of Institute for Earth Observation, Eurac Research) PDF

clock16.00 – 16.45

Coffee break

> Foyer Auditorium > Foyer123
clock16.45 – 18.30

On going developments of EO Infrastructure and Services in Italy:
towards sustainability

> Auditorium


Giovanni Rum (Senior Advisor – ASI)

Scope and Objectives:

A coordinated and sustainable national system to satisfy Institutional needs and stimulate the growth of commercial services.
The session aims at presenting the ongoing developments taking place in Italy towards a coordinated and sustainable national system to satisfy Institutional needs and support the growth of commercial services.

  1. Briefly present the Italian activities and plans, which take full benefits from the national PNRR (the Italian National Plan for Recovery and Resilience after COVID) and aim at complementing Copernicus data and services over Italy.
  2. Discuss the role and the activities of the three main actors, Public Administration and Agencies, Industry, and the Scientific Community.
  3. Present and discuss options on how to ensure operational continuity of the national system.
  4. Discuss how Europe and GEO may benefit from Italian developments.

Presentations – session layout:

The session is organized in a number of short presentations followed by a discussion, moderated by the session Chair, involving the audience, with the speakers acting as a panel.


Italian EO Infrastructure and Services: the overall pictureAndrea Taramelli (ISPRA – Coordinator of the Italian Copernicus User Forum) PDF, VIDEO

The IRIDE ProgramAntonio Ciccolella (ESA – IRIDE System Manager) PDF, VIDEO

ASI operational and planned EO Missions and the Italian contribution to ESAFrancesco Longo (ASI – Head of the Earth Observation and Operations Unit) PDF, VIDEO

Users involvement and approach to services developmentLaura Candela (ASI – Users Coordination, Downstream and Services) PDF, VIDEO

The role of downstream industry Giovanni Sylos Labini (Planetek – EARSC Vice President) PDF, VIDEO

The role of R&D CommunityNicola Pirrone (CNR-IIA – GEO Principal for Italy) PDF, VIDEO

General discussion

clock19.30 – 23.00

Social dinner at Castel Mareccio

> Via Claudia-de-Medici Strasse 12, Bozen/Bolzano

Tuesday 3 October 2023

clock9.00 – 10.30 | Parallel Session


> Auditorium


Stelios Kotsopoulos (AgroApps P.C.)

Scope and Objectives:

The session will be focused on the post-project sustainability and the long-term impact of the EO agri-projects.

  1. Assess the long-term impact of the completed EO agri-projects highlighting successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
  2. Identify best practices for ensuring the sustainability and continued relevance of EO agri-projects, including effective data management, stakeholder engagement, and capacity building.
  3. Explore innovative funding mechanisms and partnership models to support the long-term sustainability and scaling up of EO agri-projects.
  4. Assess the role of public-private partnerships in driving innovation and long-term sustainability of EO agri-projects and explore opportunities for expanding and strengthening these collaborations.

Presentations – session layout:

IntroductionStelios Kotsopoulos (AgroApps P.C.) PDF

From Space to Field: Using EO Data to Combat Climate Crisis in AgricultureDimitrios Kateris (STARGATE H2020 project) (IBO-CERTH) VIDEO

EO-Based Water Management in Agriculture: From Innovation to PracticeAnna Osann (DIANA, COALA and REXUS projects) (AgriSat Iberia SL) PDF, VIDEO

Navigating Food Security Challenges in the Global South: The Essential Role of Earth ObservationJesús Ortuño Castillo(AfriCRS project) (GMV) PDF, VIDEO

Agricultural Insurance in the Era of EO: Innovations and InsightsGregory Mygdakos (BEACON H2020 project) (Karavias Underwriting Agency) VIDEO

APOLLO: Charting the Path from H2020 Project to Commercial Farm Management SolutionDimitra Perperidou (APOLLO H2020 project) (DRAXIS Environmental S.A.) VIDEO

Earth Observation for Soil Health and Sustainable Land Use ManagementIrini-Xanthoula Pantazi (SIEUSOIL H2020 project) (AUTH) PDF, VIDEO

Operationalizing EO for CAP Monitoring: Insights from a Paying Agency's ExperienceAušrius Kučinska (NMA-Lithuanian PA) PDF, VIDEO

Round table discussionModerator: Stelios Kotsopoulos (AgroApps P.C.)

Specific session needs:

  • We’ll need a whiteboard or a pad or something similar that we’ll help us on the discussion and the brainstorming.
  • We’ll need a pre-session on Monday morning 2 Oct.

Sustainability of Coastal Services

> Conference Hall


Audrey Hasson (Mercator Ocean International / GEO Blue Planet)

Muriel Lux (Mercator Ocean International)

Scope and Objectives:

The session aims at understanding the need for sustained Coastal Services from the Copernicus Marine Service to national and private service providers in Europe and globally.

  1. Give an overview of some key European service providers
  2. Discuss their contribution at the local, national and regional levels
  3. Provide guidance for the programme of an upcoming workshop

Presentations – session layout:

Welcome note – co-chairs VIDEO

Copernicus Marine Service and the Copernicus Coastal Hub

  • A sustainable EU solution:Muriel Lux (Mercator Ocean International, France) PDF, VIDEO
  • A member state vision:Andrea Taramelli (ISPRA –Copernicus User Forum, Italy) PDF, VIDEO

Detecting and forecasting SargassumMarion Sutton (CLS, France) (ISPRA –Copernicus User Forum, Italy) PDF, VIDEO

NextOcean: Next Generation Fishing and Aquaculture ServicesPedro Ribeiro (DEIMOS, Portugal) PDF, VIDEO

Providing early warning system for pollutionGhada El Serafy (Deltares, The Netherlands)

Round table discussionModerator: Muriel Lux (Mercator Ocean International, France) VIDEO

  • Guided discussion
  • Open Floor

Urban Action Group

> Seminar123


Nektarios Chrysoulakis (FORTH), Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, Evangelos Gerasopoulos (NOA)

Scope and Objectives:

The session aims at encouraging active participation from various parties, including academia, research, industry and city networks in EuroGEO. Additionally, it aims to establish connections between EuroGEO and significant initiatives in the field of urban environment, such as the EU Cities Mission, EU Climate Missions, as well as the IPCC's efforts to produce a special report on Cities and Climate Change.

  1. Reporting on activities after EGW22/Athens and future planning
  2. Linking with the Resilient Cities and Human Settlements Working Group
  3. Identifying and approaching city networks and competent stakeholders
  4. Supporting EU Cities Mission and Climate Mission
  5. Contributing to the IPCC Special Report on Cities and Climate Change

Presentations – session layout:

Introduction - report on activities after EGW22/AthensNektarios Chrysoulakis (FORTH) PDF, VIDEO

The Resilient Cities and Human Settlements Working GroupMartyn Clark (GEO Secretariat) PDF, VIDEO

Listening to the voice of CitiesPourya Salehi (ICLEI World Secretariat)

The EU Cities MissionMarie Yeroyanni (European Commission DG RTD) PDF, VIDEO

Citizen Science in Urban StudiesInian Moorthy (IIASA) and Núria Castell (NILU) PDF, VIDEO

Global Urban Monitoring and Assessment of Environmental Health RisksThilo Erbertseder (DLR) PDF, VIDEO

Round table discussionModerator: Evangelos Gerasopoulos (NOA) VIDEO

Conclusions - Reporting to the PlenaryIphigenia Keramitsoglou (NOA)

clock10.30 - 11.15

Break & e-posters

> Foyer Auditorium > Foyer123
Marie-Francoise VOIDROTe-shape best practices and lessons learned based on the implementation of 37 pilots Foyer Auditorium
Nataliia KUSSULEuroGEO related activities in UkraineAgricultureFoyer Auditorium
caterina BARRASSOExploring the potential of UAV technology for the Result-Based Payment Schemes (RBPS) in farmlandAgricultureFoyer Auditorium
Katarzyna DABROWSKA - ZIELINSKAApproach based on innovated use of satellite data in the grassland management to increase yield and monitoring of grassland statusAgriculture Foyer Auditorium
Ruben VAN DE KERCHOVEThe Horizon Europe EvoLand project – Evolution of the Copernicus Land Monitoring ServiceAgricultureFoyer Auditorium
Conrad BIELSKIAdvanced EO Wildfire Services - Demands and SolutionsLand CoverFoyer Auditorium
Mikko STRAHLENDORFFArctic Passion Foyer 123
Evangelos KOPSACHEILISDesign and development of a Citizen Science platform for air quality monitoring: the SOCIO-BEE paradigmUrbanFoyer 123
Iphigenia KERAMITSOGLOUMulti-criteria spatial analysis for urban land-based solutions suitability maps in the context of ReThinkAction projectUrbanFoyer 123
Julia NERANTZIA TZORTZIEU Horizon 2020 - HARMONIA: Development of a Support System for Improved Resilience and Sustainable Urban areas to cope with Climate Change and Extreme Events based on GEOSS and Advanced Modelling Tools.UrbanFoyer 123
clock11.15 – 12.45 | Parallel Session

Digital Twin development in Europe

> Auditorium


Alexander Jacob (Eurac Research), Thomas Geenen (ECMWF)

Scope and Objectives:

This session aims at providing an overview of ongoing development and implementations of digital twins in the European research community. It covers both infrastructure and architectural design questions as well as examples of a successful implementation of digital twins in context of Earth Observation and related disciplines.

  1. Exchange on current developments
  2. Harmonization on the architectural design
  3. Discuss interoperability between different implementations
  4. Discuss best practices for implementation and operation of digital twins

Presentations – session layout:

An introduction to the digital twin engine of Destination EarthThomas Geenen (ECMWF) PDF, VIDEO

InterTwin - A blueprint architecture for digital twinsAndrea Manzi (EGI) PDF, VIDEO

The importance of data lakes in the context of digital TwinsJordi Duatis Juarez (EUMETSAT) PDF, VIDEO

Digital Twins for the Environment of the European Space AgencyDiego Fernandez (ESA) VIDEO

Simulation of Heavy Rainfall Events by using a Digital TwinPatrick Knöfel (BKG) PDF, VIDEO

Interoperable digital twins of the ocean with data spaces and data lakesBente Lilja Bye (BLB), Arne-Jørgen Berre (SINTEF Digital) VIDEO

30 minutes discussion among all participants, regarding the key objectives of the session on harmonization and interoperability VIDEO

Scaling European Land Cover/Land Intelligence standards to the world.

> Conference Hall


Stanisław Lewiński (CBK PAN), Conrad Bielski (EOXPLORE)

Scope and Objectives:

The session aims to bring together European land cover/land intelligence stakeholders to focus on improving the sharing of European analysis ready data and services with other EuroGEO themes and scaling for global adoption.

  1. Identify current and future LC/LU products to collaborate and integrate between EuroGEO thematic groups
  2. Develop guidelines for thematic content related to Land Intelligence EO EuroGEO products;
  3. Define requirements related to current trends in computing: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Computing
  4. Develop roadmap to maintain high quality standards of LC/Land Intelligence products and promote the need for in-situ observations for validation
  5. Presentation of LC/LU projects that continued after the end of direct funding as examples of sustainable services.
  6. White paper on the state of European LC/LU EO products including Copernicus for the promotion between EuroGEO thematic groups and global stakeholders
  7. Future joint policy paper related to current LC/LU processing technologies and needs to maintain high quality standards of thematic content

Presentations – session layout:

EvoLand – Evolution of the Copernicus Land Monitoring ServiceRuben Van De Kerchove (Vito) PDF, VIDEO

NewLife4Drylands: Earth Observation for the assessment of NBS effectiveness to combat land degradationPaolo Mazzetti (CNR) PDF, VIDEO

Towards a national Land Cover mapping service using Data Cube & Machine LearningGregory Giuliani (GRID-Geneva) PDF, VIDEO

Utilizing Machine Learning for Land Cover/Land Use Change Analysis in UkraineNataliia Kussul (Igor Sikorsky KPI) PDF, VIDEO

LC classification of Poland performed every year based on Sentinel-2Stanisław Lewiński (CBK PAN) PDF, VIDEO

Delivering on Land Cover Requirements for Policy Monitoring and ComplianceConrad Bielski (EOXPLORE) PDF, VIDEO

Addressing climate-induced disasters and health challenges: The contribution of EuroGEO and GEO-CRADLE initiatives and the way forward

> Seminar123


Haris Kontoes (NOA/BEYOND)

Scope and Objectives:

The session aims at supporting sustainable development through the integration of Earth Observations in user-oriented and co-designed services for addressing climate induced disasters and health issues.

  1. Showcasing success stories supported by EuroGEO (e-shape, as well as the Disasters and Health Action Groups) and GEO-CRADLE initiatives
  2. Reporting on the scientific/service progress of relevant Actions Groups and relevant communities
  3. Defining concrete roadmaps towards long-term sustainability of the on-going actions and services
  4. Promoting full and open access to EO data and science, and showcase business models for exploiting/sustaining the generated knowledge and services for the benefit of cross-sector stakeholders and communities with varying needs
  5. Designing future joint actions (e.g. policy papers / publications / special editions in journals / workshops / webinars / information days for applications and services) with the support of the EuroGEO Secretariat and relevant CSAs (e.g. GEO-CRADLE, COERNICUS FPCUP, GEOHEALTH, etc)
  6. Creating synergies for long-term impact on GEO post 2025 strategy to address global climate-induced disasters and health crises

Presentations – session layout:

FRIEND: Flood risk & impact assessment through automatic change detection of S-1+S-2 imagesMarco Folegani (MEEO) PDF, VIDEO

MountaiNow: A live map of mountain hazards for the AlpsAlexia Massacand (MountaiNow) VIDEO

SOL: real-time flood forecast and early-warning systemMarco Mancini (PoliMi/MMI) PDF, VIDEO

EYWA: Early Warning System for Mosquito-Borne DiseasesHaris Kontoes (NOA/BEYOND) VIDEO

E4Warning: Eco-epidemiological intelligence for early warning and response to mosquito-borne disease risk in endemic and emergence settingsFrederic Bartumeus (CSIC) PDF, VIDEO

OneAquaHealth - the potential of earth observations to monitor changes in urban aquatic ecosystems relevant for human healthMaria Feio (University of Coimbra) VIDEO

GEO-CRADLE: GEO Capacity Building in North Africa, Middle East, Balkans and Black Sea RegionAlexia Tsouni (NOA/BEYOND) PDF, VIDEO

Copernicus Health Hub: a way to connect environmental data and health communityJulie Letertre (ECMWF) PDF, VIDEO

Round table discussion with the speakers VIDEOModerator: Haris Kontoes (NOA/BEYOND)

clock12.45 - 14.15

Lunch & e-posters

> Foyer Auditorium > Foyer123
Sergio ALBANISPACE-SECURITY Pilot: Analysis of Subsidence caused by Underground Water ExtractionDisaster & HealthFoyer 123
Martyna STELMASZCZUK-GÓRSKAEmpowering Disaster Risk Management Through Coordinated Capacity Building: EOTEC DevNet NetworkDisaster & HealthFoyer 123
Ioannis ZARIKOSTransformAr - Accelerating and upscaling transformational adaptation in Europe: DEMONSTRATION OF WATER-RELATED INNOVATION PACKAGESEnergy & ClimateFoyer 123
Susanne WEYANDAdapting Energy Systems to a changing Climate: The Destination Earth Use Case Energy SystemsEnergy & ClimateFoyer 123
Muhammad Haris ALIBridging the Data Gap in Distributed Hydrological ModellingEnergy & ClimateFoyer 123
Mikko STRAHLENDORFFHarvester Seasons - climate adaptation service for forestry operationsEnergy & ClimateFoyer 123
Silvio MARTAHeterogeneous changes of soil microclimate in high mountains and glacier forelandsMountainsFoyer 123
Patrick KNÖFELAdvancements in Germany's Digital Twin ProjectDigital twinFoyer Auditorium
Peter BAUMANNAI-Enabled Datacubes as a Foundation for Digital Twins and the Green DealDigital twinFoyer Auditorium
Jose Manuel ALVAREZ MARTINEZThe Geospatial Cluster of Cantabria: from remote sensing data to multipurpose digital twins on climate, land and coastal areasDigital twinFoyer Auditorium
Margherita DI LEOPairing user's needs to the current offer of platforms for big earth observationDigital twinFoyer Auditorium
Kaori OTSUAquaINFRA Interaction Platform in support of European Open Science Cloud and Digital Twin OceanDigital twinFoyer Auditorium
Zachary SMITHESA DestinE Core Service Platform Use Cases (DEUC)Digital twinFoyer Auditorium
Bente LILJA BYEIliad digital twins of the ocean: a family of local and thematic twinsDigital twinFoyer Auditorium
clock14.15 – 15.45 | Parallel Session

Building the Green Deal Data Space in a way that contributes to GEO

> Auditorium


Joan Maso (CREAF), Paolo Mazzetti (CNR)

Scope and Objectives:

The session aims at defining the way that the Green Deal Data Space can contribute to GEO.

  1. Understand the Green Deal Data Space via current use cases
  2. Consolidate the different views of the Green Deal Data Space in a blueprint
  3. Understand how the current blueprint can be contributed to GEO in the GEO Work Program and in the GEO platform
  4. Discuss ideas on the GDDS governance and future plans for developing the GDDS
  5. Release a set of recommendations in a short policy document

Presentations – session layout:

European Data Ecosystem and GEOFranz Immler (EC) PDF, VIDEO

The GREAT projectPaolo Mazzetti (CNR) (DataTerra) PDF, VIDEO

Integrating standard nodes in the GDDS - AD4GDJoan Maso (CREAF) PDF, VIDEO

The EarthServer Data Space: Analysis-Ready AI-Cubes for the Green DealPeter Baumann (Jacobs University) PDF, VIDEO

FAIRiCUBEKathi Schleidt (Datacove) PDF, VIDEO

Simplifying access to biodiversity data for rapid, repeatable analysis across large areas (B3)Quentin Groom (Botanic Garden, Meise) PDF, VIDEO

The Open Earth Monitor data processing for the Green Deal Data Space Tom Hengl (OpenGeoHUB) PDF, VIDEO

Use Cases (already showcasing some potential links with GEO)

  1. WMO use caseWashington Otieno (WMO), Enrico Boldrini (CNR) PDF, VIDEO
  2. GOS4M. Mercury observations use caseSergio Cinnirella (CNR) PDF, VIDEO

The Climate Change EIFFEL pilots: pursuing Green Deal goals and potentially enriching the Green Deal Data Space Orestis Speyer(NOA) PDF, VIDEO

The EO4EU use caseStefano Natali (Sistema), Marco Folegani (MEEO) PDF, VIDEO

The HARMONIA project showcasing potential links with Green Deal Data Space How such platform is part of common EU Data Spaces? How European Data Spaces and GEO infrastructures and communities can support climate adapt and municipalities/cities?Julia Tzortzi (Politecnico di Milano) PDF, VIDEO

Round table discussionModerator Joan Masó (CREAF) VIDEO

Elevating mountains in the implementation of the GEO Post-2025 strategy: lessons from EU-funded projects in mountain areas.

> Conference Hall


Carolina Adler (Mountain Research Initiative), Elisa Palazzi (ISAC-CNR and Uni.of Torino)

Scope and Objectives:

GEO Mountains – officially, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Network for Observations and Information in Mountain Environments – is a GEO Work Programme Initiative that seeks to identify, collate, and make accessible transboundary and inter- and transdisciplinary data and information pertaining to environmental, ecological, and societal systems and their changes in mountainous regions globally, thereby support actions that seek to address impacts. As a GEO Initiative, GEO Mountains seeks to engage with and contribute to how the goals and objectives stipulated in the forthcoming implementation of the GEO Post-2025 strategy can also consider lessons and recommendations on monitoring, data and information in mountains.

The specific session seeks to:

  1. Stocktake on progress made within the GEO Mountains 2020-2022 implementation plan and contributions on closing observations gaps in mountains, and reflections to support the GEO Post-2025 strategy process.
  2. Showcase various EU-funded projects with a mountain focus and invite their reflections and experiences on long-term sustainability of data and information.
  3. Collect ideas and suggestions as contributions for a future position paper or statement by EuroGEO that also includes relevant aspects pertaining to mountains, which is aimed at the implementation of the GEO Post-2015 strategy.

Presentations – session layout:

Welcome, introductions and objectivesCarolina Adler (MRI / GEO Mountains), Elisa Palazzi (ISAC-CNR, University of Torino) PDF, VIDEO

Monitoring, data and information in mountain environmentsJames Thornton (MRI / GEO Mountains) - virtual PDF, VIDEO

The Alpine Drought Observatory, how to organize and share data in a cross-national mountain region following the fair data principlesPeter J. Zellner, Rufai O. Balogun, Thomas Iacopino, Luca Cattani, Mohammad H. Alasawedah, Michele Claus, Bartolomeo Ventura, Andrea Vianello, Bertoldi Giaccomo, Alexander Jacob (EURAC Research) PDF, VIDEO

Climate Impetus: Long-term availability of data and engagement of stakeholders through the development of Resilience Knowledge Booster for a mountain case studyValentina D'Alonzo, Matteo Rizzari, Silvia Cocuccioni, Daniel Herrera, Valentina Miriam Cittati, Daniele Vettorato(EURAC Research) PDF, VIDEO

Experiences and lessons from the EU-funded project "PastorAlp"Marta Galvagno (ARPA VdA) PDF, VIDEO

Q&A, discussion, gathering of ideas, and next steps VIDEO

Renewable energies and climate

> Seminar123


Thierry Ranchin (MINES Paris – PSL)

Scope and Objectives:

The session aims at showcasing the use of EO data for renewable energies and climate applications.

  1. Present the progresses on renewable energies applications based on EO
  2. Presented some examples between renewable energies and climate
  3. Describe the current evolution of the Copernicus Energy Hub and of Energy within DestinE
  4. Open the discussion on the evolution of the domain and on evolution of GEO VENER

Presentations – session layout:

nextSENSE: solar energy nowcasting & short-term forecasting systemStelios Kazadzis (PMOD-WRC) PDF, VIDEO

High photovoltaic penetration at urban scalePhilippe Blanc (MINES Paris - PSL) PDF, VIDEO

Renewable energy in ArcticMikko Strahlendorff (FMI) PDF, VIDEO

Progress on the Copernicus Energy HubFabio Venuti / Chiara Cagnazzo (ECMWF) PDF, VIDEO

e-shape and DestinE: Use-cases on renewable energyMarion Schroedter-Homscheidt/Susanne Weyand (DLR) PDF, VIDEO

Copernicus Energy HubCristina Ananasso and Nube Gonzales Reviriego (ECMWF)

Round table discussionThierry Ranchin (MINES Paris - PSL) VIDEO

clock15.45 - 16.30

Break & e-posters

> Foyer Auditorium > Foyer123
MARIASILVIA GIAMBERINIMeasuring and Modelling Gross Primary Productivity in Alpine and Arctic Tundra: from Point to Landscape Scale Using Satellite DataBiodiversityFoyer 123
Ana LILLEBØRESTORE4Cs - Modelling Restoration of wetlands for Carbon pathways, Climate Change mitigation and adaptation, ecosystem services, and biodiversity, Co-benefitsBiodiversityFoyer 123
Edyta WOZNIAKThe use of remote sensing in the assessment of ecosystem services in rivers' valleysBiodiversityFoyer 123
Ivette SERRALEssential Variables (EVs) as a basis for a common semantic framework to better integrate heterogeneous in-situ data sources into the Green Deal Data Space In-SituFoyer 123
Alba BROBIAAddressing in-situ data gaps in GEO: the G-reqs (geospatial requirements) database solutionIn-SituFoyer 123
Zachary SMITHEO4EU: AI-augmented ecosystem for Earth Observation data accessibility with Extended reality User Interfaces for Service and data exploitationGreen Deal Data SpacesFoyer Auditorium
Voidrot VOIDROTDIS4SME: Providing SMEs the right skills on Data InteroperabilityGreen Deal Data SpacesFoyer Auditorium
Mark DOWELLThe European Commission Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation: incentivizing the uptake of EO in EU PolicyGreen Deal Data SpacesFoyer Auditorium
Alessandro SCREMINThe GEOSS Platform components for the benefit of the GEO CommunitiesGreen Deal Data SpacesFoyer Auditorium
Francesca PIATTOGreen Deal Data Space Foundation and its Community of PracticeGreen Deal Data SpacesFoyer Auditorium
Mikko STRAHLENDORFFArctic Passion Foyer Auditorium
clock16.30 – 18.00 | Parallel Session

From Innovation to Market: Boosting the commercialisation aspects of R&D Results

> Auditorium


Emmanuel Pajot (EARSC), Francesca Piatto (EARSC)

Scope and Objectives:

The session aims shedding light on tools available to EO solution developers participating in EU-funded projects to commercialise their results.

  1. enter dialogue with representatives of former beneficiaries of EU-founded projects and local or international institutional enablers – Barrier’s identification
  2. present how EO service developers leverage challenges such as market entry strategies, business planning, internationalisation, scaling, etc. – Best Practices
  3. present existing and upcoming tools to support commercialization – Awareness

Presentations – session layout:

Round table discussion PDF, VIDEOModerator: Emmanuel Pajot (Secretary General, EARSC)
Stella Tkatchova (EIC Programme Manager for Space, EISMEA, European Commission)
Thomas Crone (European Space Agency)
Anilkumar Dave (Space Economy Advisor DARIWX - Partner STAR TECH VENTURES)
Lefteris Mamais (Co-Founder & Director, Evenflow / e-shape)
Beatriz Gómez Fariñas (Legal Procurement Consultant, CORVERS / PROTECT)
Cecilia Sciarretta (Head of R&D Governance, e-GEOS)
Giovanni Sylos Labini (CEO, Planetek Italia)
Gaetano Volpe (CEO, LATITUDO40)

Biodiversity, ecosystems and geodiversity – interfaces in terms of initiatives and scientific areas

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Antonello Provenzale(CNR)

Scope and Objectives:

Presentations and discussion on the latest developments in terms of GEO and European overarching initiatives and brainstorming on key scientific interfaces

  1. Improving articulations between different level of actions to face the upcoming challenges
  2. Discussing the post-2025 GEO strategy in the framework of multidisciplinary visions

Presentations – session layout:

Monitoring biodiversity for actionPresentations + panel discussion

  1. International initiatives
    1. GEOBON - Monitoring bioversity for actionHenrique M. Pereira (Coordinator of EuropaBON) VIDEO
    2. The Global Ecosystems AtlasSara Venturini (GEO Secretariat) VIDEO
  2. European initiatives
    1. Towards a European biodiversity monitoring centreAnne Teller (European Commission - DG Environment) VIDEO
    2. Towards a transnational network of national biodiversity monitoring schemesMichele Bresadola, Andreas Hilpold (Eurac Research) PDF, VIDEO
  3. Panel discussionmoderated by Gaëlle Le Bouler(European Commission)

    Panel members: speakers from session 1 + RI representatives: LifeWatch, AnAEE, eLTER VIDEO

    1. How to connect the international, European, national level? How do you believe EuroGeo can contribute to the Geo-post 2025 strategy and to provide actionable knowledge?
    2. How long-term research infrastructure can contribute to sustain biodiversity, ecosystem and geodiversity monitoring across disciplines?

GEO post-2025 strategy and the challenge of interfaces: how to combine visions, needs and perspectivesTwo panel discussions, moderated by Antonello Provenzale (CNR)

  1. Interfaces between Geodiversity, Ecosystems and Biodiversity. Panelists:
    Sophie Justice (European Geoparks Network, EGN) PDF, VIDEO
    Alberto Basset (University of Salento, Italy) (Eurac Research) PDF, VIDEO
    Zbigniew Zwolinski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, TBC) PDF, VIDEO
    Edyta Wosniak (CBK PAN, Poland) PDF, VIDEO
  2. Challenges at the interface between water and ecosystemsPanelists:
    Anna Spinosa (Deltares, The Netherlands) PDF, VIDEO
    Ana Lillebo (CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal - RESTORE4Cs project) PDF, VIDEO
    Edoardo Cremonese (CIMA Research Foundation) PDF, VIDEO

Discussing the role of EuroGEO in enhancing the availability, accessibility and integration on in-situ Earth Observation data

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Scope and Objectives:

Access to In-Situ data is widely recognised as a limiting factor for the full exploitation of remote sensing data. Even where such data exists, users are frequently unable to access it because of technical, legal or other limitations. Within Europe in particular, the landscape of in-situ data providers in increasingly complex. This session looks at some of the issues faced by users, providers and distributors of in-situ data. it aims to identify some concrete actions that EuroGEO could take to support the availability and accessibility of in-situ data within Europe.

Presentations – session layout:

IntroductionJose Miguel Rubio (EEA) VIDEO

User perspective on in-situ data from the EVOLAND projectSteffen Fritz (IIASA) PDF, VIDEO

Challenges faced by providers in sharing their dataHelen Glaves, (British Geological Survey) PDF, VIDEO

Example of successful user-provider interactionPaolo Mazzetti (CNR) PDF, VIDEO

Results of the InCASE project survey into how EuroGEO can support the European in-situ ecosystem, and proposed actions for EuroGEOPhillip Harwood (Evenflow ) PDF, VIDEO

Panel discussion VIDEOModerator: Jose Miguel Rubio (EEA)
Steffen Fritz (IIASA)
Paolo Mazetti (CNR)
Nuria Castell (NILU)
Elnaz Neinavaz (Univ. Twenthe)

Open discussion with audienceModerator: Jose Miguel Rubio (EEA)

Wednesday 4 October 2023

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Shaping EuroGEO

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Thierry Ranchin (ARMINES), Franz Immler, Jean Dusart (European Commission)

Scope and Objectives:

The session will discuss the strategic orientations for EuroGEO and the work of the EuroGEO secretariat in the future.

  1. Identify, success stories of EuroGEO
  2. Work out potential synergies and links between EuroGEO and national GEO activities.
  3. Identify priority topics and strategies for EuroGEO
  4. Provide feedback from the community for shaping the activities of the EuroGEO secretariat
  5. Elaborate R&I priorities for Horizon Europe

Presentations – session layout:

Flash feedback from thematic session from TuesdayModerated by Jean Dusart (EC RTD), Erwin Goor (EC REA), Gaelle Le Bouler (EC REA) QUESTIONS PDF, FEEDBACK PDF, VIDEO

EuroGEO strategyThierry Ranchin (ARMINES) PDF, VIDEO

World Café: Facilitated discussions in small groups (<10 participants)

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Coffee break

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Shaping EuroGEO cont.

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HarvestingModerated by Erwin Goor (EC REA), Gaelle Le Bouler (EC REA) VIDEO

Final ReflectionsThierry Ranchin(ARMINES) and EuroGEO team, with view to the EuroGEO Strategy VIDEO

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Optimizing EuroGEO’s positioning and contribution to GEO

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Franz Immler (European Commission), Thierry Ranchin (ARMINES)

Scope and Objectives:

The session presents the new GEO post -25 strategy, the GEO implementation and the incubators approach and discuss how EuroGEO can support it.

Presentations – session layout:

GEO-post 25 strategy: “Earth Intelligence”Mark Dowell (JRC) (Mercator Ocean International, France) PDF, VIDEO

GEO post-2025 Implementation Plan, Operating modes and Work Programme ActivitiesSara Venturini (GEO secretariat) PDF, VIDEO

GEO incubatorsEvangelos Gerasopouols (NOA) PDF, VIDEO

Facilitated discussions in plenary QUESTIONS PDF, VIDEO


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