Eurisy Space4Cities Initiative: Space4Ghent conference report and recommendations

The current report examines the main messages coming out of Eurisy’s “Space4Ghent” conference on the uses of satellite imagery in cities, organised in cooperation with our members from BELSPO, in the framework of Apps for Ghent – an initiative aimed at maximising the potential of open data in Ghent through projects, events and co-creation. 

One hundred representatives from private companies, public managers and students attended the conference to discuss current and potential uses of Earth Observation in urban spaces. Participants were made aware of existing datasets, the Copernicus services in particular, as well as their possible applications at the city level. The event also discussed the obstacles hindering the exploitation of satellite data and put forward possible solutions to overcome them.