Satellite-based Services for Disaster Risk Management


Athens, Greece

Local time (EEST)

09:30 - 10:00 Registrations and Welcome Coffee

10:00 - 10:35 Introduction and Opening remarks

Moderated by Annalisa Donati, Secretary General, Eurisy

10:00 – 10:05 Christos Stylianides, Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection

10:05– 10:10 Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Digital Governance

10:10 – 10:15 Athanassios Staveris-Polykalas, Secretary General of Telecommunications and Post

10:15– 10:20 George M. Karagiannis, Deputy Secretary General for Civil Protection

10:20 – 10:25 Rodrigo da Costa, Executive Director, EUSPA

10:25 – 10:35 Video on EU Space and Search and Rescue, EUSPA

10:35-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45 Keynotes presentations

Moderated by Marie Menard, EUSPA

10:45 – 10:55 Timo Pesonen, Director General for Defence, Industry and Space, European Commission

10:55 – 11:05 A. Gizikis, Project Manager, European Emergency Number Association (EENA), The implementation of AML in the EU and the role of EENA

11:05 – 11:15 T. Kalamaris, Technical Director, Hellas Sat, GovSatCom for disaster management

11:15 – 11:25 C. Kontoes, Research Director, National Observatory of Athens, EO based hubs of services for multi-risk early assessment and operational management. The role of BEYOND/NOA EO Research and Satellite Remote Sensing Center in support of DG ECHO, Copernicus EMS and Civil Protection at Prefecture, MS, and global level

11:25 – 11:35 L. Bettili, Senior expert, Copernicus Emergency management Service, An introduction to Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS)

11:35 – 11:45 S. Bollanos, Member BoD si-Cluster & HASI, Hellenic Space Technologies and Applications Cluster, Co-founder & Director Planetek Hellas

10:45 - 12:40 First panel

Space assets supporting the Disaster Risk Management Cycle (1 hour 15 min)

What can space data contribute to prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery?
Moderated by Marie Menard, EUSPA

11:50– 12:00 I. Papoutsis, NOA, Artificial Intelligence and big Earth Observation data for enhanced disaster risk management

12:00 – 12:10 Dr. V. Karkaletsis, Demokritos Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, AI4Copernicus: bridging Artificial Intelligence with Earth Observation

12:10 – 12:20 G. Eftychidis, Project Development Manager Satways, Satellite data for Forest Risk Management PREFER project

12:20 – 12:30 N. Bartsotas, NOA Engaging decision makers in the co-design of EO services for societal and economic sector resilience. The GEO-CRADLE and EuroGEO/e-shape and Copernicus initiatives to meet cross-sector priorities and SDGs

12:30 – 12:40 Q&A

12:40 - 13:30 Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00 Second panel

Current challenges and opportunities related to the uptake of satellite data

Users best practices and lessons learned stemming from the use of satellite applications in their daily operations
Moderated by Annalisa Donati, Secretary General, Eurisy

13:35 – 14:45 A. Antonakos, Hydrogeologist MSc. PhD, Civil Protection Greece

13:45-13:55 Lt. Col. Z. Ntasiou, Fire Lieutenant Colonel, Hellenic Fire Service

13:55-14:05 Major (GEO) P. Fragkos, Director of Military Applications, Hellenic Military Geographical Service

14:05-14:15 A. Ntinopoulou, Corporate & Special Risks‘ Solution, InterAmerican

14:15-14:25 Dr. G. Zanakis, Marketing and Development Manager, Corteva

14:25-14:35 Prof. Y. Ioannidis, University of Athens

14:35-14:45 C. Kontopoulos, CTO, Geosystems Hellas

14:45 – 14:55 Q&A

Wrap up & Conclusive Remarks


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