FIRE Focus Group Discussions

The second round of six sectoral events held online between February and March 2022 

FIRE, the industry-led Forum for Innovation and Research in European Earth Observation, has the ambition to become the bridge between Earth Observation (EO) services and data and users across applications for different industries.

 

Cutting through a variety of six market sectors: agriculture, (wind) energy, infrastructure, marine, raw materials, and urban development, FIRE gathers different user communities to consult and establish a high-level roadmap. This will guide research & development, delivery and uptake of EO services in Europe.

The second round of FIRE Focus Group Discussions is a series of six expert meetups, one for each of the target market sectors: agriculture, (wind) energy, infrastructure, marine, raw materials, and urban development. The event series taking place between February and March 2022 builds up on the discussions and conclusions of the first focus group round in Autumn 2020 as well as the first FIRE Forum which took place on the 16th of June 2021. As during the first round, each of the focus groups is led by a leader from the sector: 

• COPA-COGECA for Agriculture

• WindEurope for Energy

• Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique for Marine

• Vital Infrastructure Arena for Infrastructure

• EIT Raw Materials for Raw materials

• SMURBS for Urban development

These discussions will contribute to the second FIRE Forum taking place in June 2022 and to the high-level roadmap for Research and Innovation strategy for Earth Observation in Europe.

FIRE, the industry-led Forum for Innovation and Research in European Earth Observation, has the ambition to become the bridge between Earth Observation (EO) services and data and users across applications for different industries.

 

Cutting through a variety of six market sectors: agriculture, (wind) energy, infrastructure, marine, raw materials, and urban development, FIRE gathers different user communities to consult and establish a high-level roadmap. This will guide research & development, delivery and uptake of EO services in Europe.

The second round of FIRE Focus Group Discussions is a series of six expert meetups, one for each of the target market sectors: agriculture, (wind) energy, infrastructure, marine, raw materials, and urban development. The event series taking place between February and March 2022 builds up on the discussions and conclusions of the first focus group round in Autumn 2020 as well as the first FIRE Forum which took place on the 16th of June 2021. As during the first round, each of the focus groups is led by a leader from the sector: 

• COPA-COGECA for Agriculture

• WindEurope for Energy

• Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique for Marine

• Vital Infrastructure Arena for Infrastructure

• EIT Raw Materials for Raw materials

• SMURBS for Urban development

These discussions will contribute to the second FIRE Forum taking place in June 2022 and to the high-level roadmap for Research and Innovation strategy for Earth Observation in Europe.

In the news section you can find the press releases concerning the first focus group round or the first FIRE Forum.

Raw materials

Urban development

Infrastructure

Thursday, 10 February 2022

Monday, 21 February 2022

Thursday, 24 February 2022

Sector lead: EIT Raw Materials

Sector lead: SMURBS

Photo by Tom Fisk from Pexels

Agriculture

Wind Energy

Marine

Monday, 28 February 2022

Thursday, 3 March 2022

Monday, 7 March 2022

Sector lead: COPA-COGECA

Sector lead: WindEurope

The focus group approach

A diverse group of industry experts will be confronted with an EO view on their sector and inspired with EO use cases to then engage in discussions. We will collectively answer questions of the nature of:

The outcome of these workshops will be delivered to the European Commission for inclusion in Horizon Europe planning, and it will also be returned to the commercial and the EO sector via the European Association for Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC).

The Format

For more information send us an email at info@fire-forum.eu