23-02-2021 16:00
Use of AI, big data and space technologies in terrestrial management (online event)

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The aim of the event is to present projects that use artificial intelligence (AI), big data and space technologies in territorial management in order to anticipate which benefits these technologies can bring and how they can enhance the experience of citizens, companies and public administration entities.

The EU invests in R&I mainly through the Horizon2020 programme (and, from 2021, Horizon Europe) and is a promoter of space programmes in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), such as Galileo and Copernicus. Presenting some of the projects that crosscut these programmes will allow Members and the audience at large to get a better grasp of how, with the help of AI, big data and space technologies, the EU, Member States and local authorities can better monitor and manage pertaining issues, such as those related to climate change - for example anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions and changes in the oceans' composition and interaction with the atmosphere - or related to cleanliness, security and fairness in dynamic urban environments.



(all times are CET)


16:00 - 16:05 Maria Manuel Leitão Marques, MEP and STOA Panel member

16:05 - 16:10 Manuel Heitor, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal


16:10 - 16:20 Land cover monitoring based on space technologies and AI in Portugal

Mário Caetano, Deputy Director-General for Territory - Direção-Geral do Território, Portugal

16:20 - 16:30 Maritime observation

Miguel Bello, CEO of the Atlantic International Research centre (AIR Centre)

16:30 - 16:40 Monitoring human carbon dioxide emissions

Richard Engelen, Deputy Head of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) at European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

16:40 - 16:50 AI and data science in the City of Amsterdam

Maarten Sukel, AI Lead, City of Amsterdam

16:50-17:00 Q&A


17:00 - 17:05 Ricardo Conde, Interim President of the Portuguese Space Agency (Portugal Space)

17:05 - 17:10 Roya Ayazi, Secretary General of NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies)

17:10 - 17:15 Matthias Petschke, Director in the DG for Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS), European Commission

17:15 - 17:20 Nicolaus Hanowski, Head of the Mission Management & Ground Segment Department, European Space Agency (ESA)

17:20 - 17:40 Q&A


17:40 - 17:45 Lina Gálvez Muñoz, MEP and STOA Panel member

Moderator: Nuno Feixa Rodrigues, Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal