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 1st FIRE Forum was held on 16 June 2021 alongside EXPANDEO, an annual conference organised by the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies.
The FIRE Forum gathered a critical mass of non-space actors together with EO players in order to discuss the potential benefits EO could bring to their sectors and which future EO capabilities are needed to address sectorial challenges.
Anna Maria D’Onghia
International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic
Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners – MTK
Advisor, cereals oilseeds
Head of Environmental Analytics
Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) – previously at DTU Wind Energy
Remote Sensing Scientist
Research & Innovation advisor
10:00-10:10 Welcome to the FIRE FORUM 2021
10:10-10:30 Meet the EO Evangelists
10:30-11:00 Keynote Speech
Urban planning in the digital age
Securing sustainable supply chains of Raw materials
Building resilient infrastructures for a smarter future
Urban Pitching Session
Raw Materials Pitching Session
Infrastructure Pitching Session
Transforming Europe’s food system
Harnessing the power of wind energy
Reaching a sustainable Blue Economy
Agriculture Pitching Session
Wind Energy Pitching Session
Marine Pitching Session
16:30-16:45 Inspirational Keynote Speech
16:45-16:50 Closing remarks of the FIRE FORUM 2021