Opening of the User Consultation Platforms
The agriculture community represents one of the early adopters of space. The use of GNSS-powered machinery and the usage of satellite imagery have indeed clearly affirmed its role in making farming more efficient and sustainable for several years. However, climate changes, regulatory impacts and technological innovation are key factors making users’ needs and requirements more and more demanding.
Forestry plays a critical role for our health and wellbeing, in sustaining our planet, addressing climate change, and ensuring environmental sustainability. The integration of space technologies has revolutionized our understanding and management of forests. This session will emphasize the invaluable contributions of EU space technologies in effectively managing forests, mitigating climate change, and promoting sustainable practices.
This session will deep dive into how the EU Space Programme can contribute to fulfilling the increasing needs of agriculture users, as well as those directly involved in forest ownership and management.
Meeting ID: 843 4152 7827
Access code: 589182
Environmental monitoring involves various stakeholders, including monitoring companies, data providers, analysts, NGOs, and government bodies. Earth observation (EO) data is crucial for promoting sustainable practices. Although EO has been used by organizations, NGOs, and decision-makers for decades, financial markets and businesses must also participate in environmental preservation. Companies are now assessing their environmental impact as sustainability becomes a priority for customers, investors, and governing bodies. Furthermore, the European Green Deal is an important framework for financial endeavours related to climate and nature-related risks. It addresses climate change and environmental concerns through regulations and strategies. EO-powered services offer regular, harmonized, and comparable data on a large scale and can provide potential solutions.
During this session, end users will discuss their needs for innovative EO applications and solutions to support the EU regulations and strategies for biodiversity, climate-related financial risks, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting.
Meeting ID: 884 3130 4690
Access code: 466676
The rail session will provide an opportunity for the participants to share their insights and requirements, shaping the future of EU Space Services for Rail. It will also offer an overview of the current state-of-the-art projects in Railway signaling, Earth observation services and the status of the preparation for user-focused preliminary activities towards possible exploitation of EU SATCOM. The user consultation itself will be split into three different parts, focusing independently on GNSS, Earth Observation and Satellite communication. This will provide the possibility to obtain user feedback for what concerns the major applications and respective requirements associated with concrete use cases, with a future outlook to ensure that the EU Space Programme can reflect the railway needs in the context of ongoing innovation within railway signaling, maintenance or other operational activities.
Meeting ID: 844 9235 9862
Access code: 477073
The Road and Automotive session looks at the results of the previous editions to move forward on new user needs and requirements in priority areas with the highest market potential. The 2023 session covers for the first time, all space components and discusses user insights across three priority applications, namely:
- Cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM)
- Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
The session brings together a broad range of road and automotive ecosystem players and gives the opportunity to engage in the discussion on key user requirements, new trends and Research and Development priorities.
Meeting ID: 865 3946 3015
Access code: 395784
For the first time, the User Consultation Platform covers Resilient Societies’ users. The session will cover users’ needs and requirements from space applications focused on protecting people, interests and values by preventing, deterring and, where necessary, defeating attacks by hostile actors, as well as managing other threats, risks and hazards that might endanger life or property. Three main areas will be addressed: Customs Operations, Preventing traffic and smuggling and Robots and automated platforms. The session will focus on six different applications: Digital transformation of Customs, Electronic Freight Transport Information, National and international fast corridors, Risk assessment in supply chain, Safeguard of cultural heritage, and Explosive disposal.
The session brings together both governmental end-users and businesses providing solutions for them, discussing how EU space services can be used to address the challenges faced by governmental security providers, such as Customs, Border and Coast Guards, law enforcement entities and public security providers.
Meeting ID: 817 4656 0267
Access code: 669835
The session will explore the users’ needs and requirements for space applications, covering all space components. The session will explore the needs for applications relying on Location, Navigation, Timing, Earth Observation, and Secure Communication. How does any kind of spacecraft make use of the services from the space components? In this session, industry and service providers will provide answers to that question, by presenting their own cases and needs. Attendees will discuss how the services provided by GNSS constellations are used to determine the orbits of LEO Earth Observation satellites while providing timing and positioning information to its primary scientific payloads; how GNSS plays a critical role within each individual satellite of a Megaconstellation; and how GNSS signals can be used above GNSS constellations themselves, to insert larger satellites in GEO orbits and, ultimately, travelling up to the dark side of the Moon.
Meeting ID: 863 9544 7831
Access code: 044661
Relying on efficient public transport solutions represents a fundamental element for the well-being of urban communities and EU Space is a key enabler to support the development of innovative mobility schemes to meet the emerging needs of transport of people.
The public transport session will focus on the needs and requirements of public transport users, including bus, tram and urban rail by delivering insights related to the market trends and the technology readiness also leveraging on first-hand contribution from relevant market players. An interactive part of the session will involve the participants to discuss and consolidate user needs and requirements for Space services and data, and to identify Research and Innovation priorities.
Meeting ID: 817 4656 0267
Access code: 669835
Space is a very dynamic environment that is of strategic importance for Europe, as space applications are essential for its economies, societies and citizens. With increasingly congested orbits, new actors, and the emergence of innovative technologies, it is vital for the EU to enhance its current Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) capability to respond to current and future challenges and ensure the safety and sustainability of space operations.
This session focuses on the evolution of the EU SST capability and its services. Users will be consulted on their views on a proposal of advanced services complementary to the existing EU SST services, which may be developed by the EU industry. To stimulate the discussion there will be a roundtable with spacecraft operators representing all orbital regimes.
We will be opening the EU Space Week with high-level policymakers to discuss Europe’s space endeavors and what’s next for the EU Space Programme.
Hear from the leading European space sector voices and join the conversation on the vision for 2035 and the future of Europe in space
Interactive Discussion with Inspiring Entrepreneurs and Innovators
Spanish Space Agency Reception