The User Consultation Platform puts the user at the centre of the EU Space Programme. This Plenary session gives the word to the users to report the Program on their needs and requirements collected during the dedicated session in the previous day, covering EGNSS and Copernicus, and for the first time, Satcom and SST. The users focus on Agriculture and Forestry, Environment, Rail, Urban Mobility, Road and automotive, Space and Resilient societies.
Christoph Kautz, Director for Satellite Navigation and Earth Observation, DG DEFIS, European Commission
EU Space ecosystem needs access to Critical Raw Materials and to key technologies to innovate, develop and manufacture and to guarantee competitiveness and resilience. It is essential to preserve a European edge on critical and emerging technologies, in strategic and critical sectors as space. In addition, we need to tackle bottlenecks along global supply chains and to step up on economic security, by de-risking and partnering with countries around the world.
In our quest to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and safeguard the long-term sustainability of our planet, the role of space-based data and services cannot be overstated. The European Space Programme offer a wealth of invaluable resources, enabling us to monitor natural resource utilization, measure greenhouse gas emissions, enforce discharge controls, and proactively address, reduce, and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, all while adapting to the challenges of climate change. Join us in this session to explore how the power of space technology can drive us towards a greener and more sustainable future.
In an era of rapidly evolving and exponentially growing space sector, understanding the complexity and potential of the space data economy is essential for businesses, governments, and individuals alike. With the increasing availability of satellite data and services, advancements in space technology, and a growing demand for space-based services, understanding how to best use space data is paramount. Join us for an insightful session that dives into the opportunities and challenges of harnessing the vast potential of space data.
The Copernicus Thematic Hubs are single entry points for the ensemble of data, products and information generated by the Copernicus services and components for specific thematic or geographical areas. The Hubs correspond to specific EU policy needs and provide simplified access to key information on selected areas for various stakeholders, policy makers and users. In 2023, Copernicus is launching four Thematic Hubs; Health, Coastal, Energy and Arctic. Each Hub is operated by a Copernicus Entrusted Entity.
An information session will be held on the 09/11/23 from 09:00 – 10:00 am.
The session will bring together EU entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs in the space industry to discuss how CASSINI is supporting their business. It will seek to catalyse concrete actions on how to boost the market with more suppliers and new services to support Europe’s strategic agenda and ensure economic competitiveness.
The session will bring together representatives from public and private organisations in the endeavour to discuss the evolving landscape of doing space in Europe, characterized by the progressive use of new instruments (e.g. innovation procurement) and new business models (e.g. public-private partnership) and see how these can be further improved and expanded to other initiatives.
The session will bring together figures from diverse EU organizations, academia, industries, and associations to engage in a focused dialogue on fostering skills development, promoting equality, and enhancing inclusion within the EU space sector. The main objective is to strategise and inspire practical initiatives that will empower a highly skilled and diverse EU space workforce, thereby accelerating the EU's transformation towards a resilient, green and digitally advanced space economy.
With the CASSINI Prize for digital space applications, the EU intends to incentivise high technology space-based solutions to detect, monitor and track plastic pollution in rivers, lakes, shores and coastal zones and to support its removal. The award ceremony will unveil the names of winners and reward the top three proposals with EUR 0.95 million each.