Session

Sustainable Land Management

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The United Nations defines sustainable land management (SLM) as “the use of land resources, including soil, water, animals and plants, for the production of goods to meet changing human needs, while simultaneously ensuring the long-term productive potential of these resources and the maintenance of their environmental functions”.

The productivity and sustainability of a land-use system is determined by the interaction between land resources, climate and human activities. Selecting the optimal land use(s) for given biophysical and socio-economic conditions and assuring SLM are essential for minimising land degradation, rehabilitating degraded land and ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources (i.e. soil, water and biodiversity). As we work to mitigate the impact of climate change, maximising the resilience of land systems is an important component of our SLM toolbox.

This session will showcase different (business) solutions that integrate the use of EU space technologies (i.e. Copernicus Earth Observation data, products and services and/or EGNOS/Galileo signals and services) in support of ensuring sustainable land use and management. The presentations and discussions will focus on how sustainable land management impacts the resilience or vulnerability of land resources, particularly within the context of mitigating climate change.

 

Sustainable Land Management Session

14:00 – 14:10

Welcome and introduction of the chair, Elisabeth Hamdouch, Deputy Head of Unit, Copernicus, DG GROW.I2

14:10 – 14:30

Keynote speaker, Markus Erhard, European Environment Agency

14:30 – 15:30

SDG 2 – Zero Hunger
Introduction: impact of climate change on Agriculture by Gianpaolo Balsamo, Principal Scientist, Research Department, Earth System Modelling Section

Presentations:

  • 10´ Spinworks: How to improve resource efficiency in agriculture by early detection of diseases and pests using Copernicus data - (João Araújo, Spinworks)
  • 10´ Greenpatrol (H2020): Galileo Enhanced Solution for Pest Detection and Control in Greenhouse Fields with Autonomous Service Robots - (Maria CAMPO-COSSÍO, CTC)
  • 10' Precisition Agriculture - (Stephan Vormbrock, CLAAS)
  • 10' EGNSS and the GIS way forward - (Bernhard Richter, Leica Geosystems

Panel discussion – moderator (Lucie Šavelková, SZIF)

15:30 – 16:00

Farming by Satellite Award Ceremony

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:10

SDG 6 – Clean water and sanitation
Introduction: impact of climate change on water by Gianpaolo Balsamo, Principal Scientist, Research Department, Earth System Modelling Section

Presentations:

  • 10' Mistrale (H2020): GNSS-R and water management - (Tamme van der Wal, Aerovision)
  • 10' Lakes and Rivers Water Near-Real Time monitoring with the Copernicus Global Land Service - (Lionel Zawadzki, CLS)
  • 10' Enhanced flood mapping service: from multi-source data to actionable information - (Federica Mastracci, Telespazio)

Panel discussion – moderator (Marcello Maranesi)

17:10 – 17:50

SDG 15 – Life on Land
Introduction : impact of climate change on biodiversity by Gianpaolo Balsamo, Principal Scientist, Research Department, Earth System Modelling Section

  • 10' Ecosystem assessment and accounting in the context of SDG15 - Hans Dufourmont EEA
  • 10' FaST tool - Isidro CAMPOS RODRIGUEZ, DG-AGRI
  • 10' Urban climatic zones and the temperature of the surface – Antoine Lefebvre, Kermap

Panel discussion – moderator (Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Planet)

17:50 – 18:00

Conclusions and final wrap-up

Chair:
Elisabeth Hamdouch, Deputy Head of Unit, Copernicus, DG GROW.I2