Space for cities: from innovation to operation. A talk about concrete uses of satellite data and services to support cities’ resilience and sustainability

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Online event

Chair: Jean-Jacques Tortora, Secretary General Eurisy

14:00 – 14:30     Keynotes

Needs and challenges of cities to effectively embed satellite applications into their operations to increase urban resilience and sustainability, Vasileios Latinos, ICLEI Europe

Becoming “smart”: European policies and supporting mechanisms for cities to integrate ICTs into their policies and operations, Cristina Martinez, Deputy Head of Unit, Smart Mobility and Living, European Commission, DG CNECT

Satellite data as an enabler for better public policies in cities, Carl Pucci, Urban Innovation Expert

14:30 – 15:15     Satellite data to enable the use of solar energy in cities

To diminish the carbon footprint of cities, green energies shall be more and more integrated into the power grids of cities. This session will present two emerging applications based on satellite data that could support cities to increase the use of solar energy. The solutions will be presented by the service providers developing them and by the local authorities collaborating to their development or testing.

Moderator: Judith Borsboom, Locality

Use of satellite data to forecast solar energy (PV) potential in cities: from solar cadaster to PV variability at urban scale, Philippe Blanc, ARMINES, France, + User City

Q&A

A web service to control and manage energy supply and demand, and integrate the energy produced from solar systems into cities’ electricity grids. The examples of Athens (Greece) and Aswan (Egypt), Panagiotis Kosmopoulos, National Observatory of Athens, Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, Greece, and Hesham El-Askary, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Q&A

15:15 – 15:30     Break

15:30 – 16:15     Using satellite data to monitor Geo-Hazards and Infrastructure

The session will present two emerging applications based on satellite data and signals that can support cities to face threats linked to soil subsidence. The services will be presented by the service providers developing them and (when relevant) by the local authorities collaborating their development.

Moderator: Linda van Duivenbode, Groundstation DotSPACE

Assessing Geo-hazard vulnerability of Cities & Critical InfrastructuresPablo Ezquerro Martin, Spanish Geological and Mining Institute (IGME) + Segura River Management Authority (Spain)

Q&A

Earth observation data for bridge monitoring in Amsterdam, Annemarij Kooistra, Department of Engineering, City of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and  and Patrick Stoppelman, SkyGeo

Q&A

16:15 – 17:00     Using satellite data to monitor Urban Health

The session will present two emerging applications based on satellite data and signals that can support cities to face threats linked to air pollution and epidemics. The services will be presented by the service providers developing them and (when relevant) by the local authorities collaborating their development.

Moderator: Grazia M. Fiore, EURISY

Monitoring air quality in cities: the SMURBS SDG indicator 11.6.2 Earth Observation Platform, Evangelos Gerasopoulos, National Observatory of Athens

Q&A

Enhancing urban health with satellite data, Birgitte Holt Andersen, CWare, Circular Economy and David Ludlow, CURE project “Copernicus for Urban Resilience in Europe”

17:00 – 17:45     Panel discussion

Participants: Emmanuel Pajot (European Association of Remote Sensing Companies), Linda van Duivenbode (Groundstation DotSPACE), Judith Borsboom (Locality), Annemarij Kooistra (Department of Engineering, City of Amsterdam), Evangelos Gerasopoulos (National Observatory of Athens), Carl Pucci (Urban Innovation Expert), Cristina Martinez (European Commission, DG CNECT), Vasileios Latinos (ICLEI Europe).

Questions to be addressed:

17:45 – 17:50     Conclusions and wrap up

Jean-Jacques Tortora, Secretary General, Eurisy