Join us for EXPANDEO & the FIRE FORUM 2022!

Day 1 will be dedicated to the FIRE Forum: Tuesday, the 14th of June 2022, 09:30 – 17:30 CEST

The second FIRE Forum will be held during the Day 1 of EXPANDEO & the FIRE FORUM 2022 joint event, on the 14th of June 2022 in Brussels and online. The FIRE Forum 2022 event will bring together a critical mass of actors from six key sectors – agriculture, energy, infrastructure, marine, raw materials and urban development – together with Earth Observation (EO) players to discuss EO benefits and future EO capabilities needed to address sectorial challenges. Discussions will build upon findings from the first and second round of FIRE Focus Group events, as well as the first FIRE Forum which took place last June 2021.

 

We encourage professionals from the six target sectors to join the conversation and help further shape Europe’s EO strategy and roadmap.

 

About EXPANDEO & THE FIRE FORUM 2022

This two-day event will bring together key representatives from user communities, Earth Observation service providers and institutional actors to discuss the “Now and Tomorrow” of Earth Observation in Europe.  EXPANDEO, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies Annual Conference is the event where the European Earth Observation companies get the chance to learn about different market opportunities in different sectors while growing their business through networking and other interactive sessions. This is the second year EXPANDEO and the FIRE FORUM join forces to bring to you the opportunity to be there #Where The Market Meets.

WHY ATTEND

Network & meet key stakeholders

on exciting visions of future products and services, and recommendations for future research and development of EO solutions

Get inspired & learn

from representatives of different sectors, including the steps necessary to address identified challenges

Have your voice heard & contribute

to the formulation of strategic research and innovation priorities for EO in your sector

Discover the agenda of Day 1: FIRE FORUM 2022

Browse below to discover the sessions of the FIRE FORUM 2022, which will all be held in Brussels and broadcasted online on the 14th of June 2022 from 08:30 until 17:30 CEST
Please note that this is a temporary agenda and it will be updated closer to the event.
08:30-09:30     REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

The event will be opened by the General Secretary of EARSC and coordinator of the H2020 FIRE project, Emmanuel Pajot, followed by powerful video message by Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market. The keynote speech will be delivered by Paraskevi Papantoniou, Deputy Director of DG DEFIS, European Commission.

This session will highlight where Earth Observation activities stand today and where do we want them to be. The content of the presentations will build on the findings in the FIRE Focus Groups in the sectors of Agriculture, Wind Energy, Infrastructure, Marine and Maritime, Raw Materials, and Urban Development. The key highlights will be presented by the EO Evangelists, a group of individuals championing the use of EO in the respective sectors.

11:00-11:15     COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

This session will shed light on the hottest R&D trends that will drive the development of new EO solutions across the various sectors covered by FIRE. Three invited experts will engage in a lively discussion with the session moderator. The session will close with a brief open Q&A with the audience.

This session will focus on how EO can support informed policy making from design to implementation and continuous monitoring. Invited experts from the six FIRE sectors will discuss with the session moderator how key objectives of the EU reflected in their own policy domains can benefit from the incorporation of EO as a key enabling tool, and cover both the current uptake and future perspectives. The session will close with a brief open Q&A with the audience.

13:00-14:00     LUNCHING TOGETHER & NETWORKING

This session will focus on how EO can support informed policy making from design to implementation and continuous monitoring. Invited experts from the six FIRE sectors will discuss with the session moderator how key objectives of the EU reflected in their own policy domains can benefit from the incorporation of EO as a key enabling tool, and cover both the current uptake and future perspectives. The session will close with a brief open Q&A with the audience.

This session will highlight the key dimensions of capacity building an essential aspect when considering the optimal uptake of EO in the different FIRE sectors. The session moderator will discuss with invited experts on topics such as institutional capacity, skills availability in the workforce and best practices from recent projects. The session will close with a brief open Q&A with the audience.

15:30-15:45     COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

How can EO be used to inform the public on current events of global impact? How can we raise awareness among user communities on the solutions offered by EO? What are the most impactful ways to tell “geospatial stories”? Invited experts will provide their insights in relation to these topics, through a lively discussion with the session moderator. The session will close with a brief open Q&A with the audience.

This session will underline impactful ways to develop the market for EO services and products. Invited experts will share best practices, analyse common challenges and discuss with the session moderator future plans towards building a thriving EO ecosystem. The session will close with a brief open Q&A with the audience.

17:15-17:30       WRAP-UP AND CLOSING REMARKS

Join the EXPANDEO sessions on the 15th of June!

You are warmly invited to join the full two day programme of, including the EARSC AWARDS Ceremony taking place from 18:30 to 21:30 on the 15th of June.
Discover the full programme and register to all sessions on the EXPANDEO website: https://expandeo.earsc.org/.