Welcome to the FIRE Forum 2021!

Wednesday, on the 16th of June 2021, 10:00 – 17:00 CEST, online

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


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 the development, delivery and uptake of EO services in Europe.


The 1st FIRE Forum will be held on the 16th of June alongside EARSC’s annual conference EXPANDEO.


The FIRE Forum will gather 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. In this context, the results of the first stakeholder consultations between the EO industry and other sectors will be presented.


Learn about market needs & trends

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

Connect & exchange with key stakeholders

on new applications, new business opportunities, exciting visions of future products and services, and recommendations for future research and development of EO solutions

Discover showcases

including findings from the six sectoral consultations (FIRE Focus Groups)

Have your voice heard & contribute

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

Discover the FIRE FORUM 2021 agenda

Browse below to discover the sessions of the FIRE FORUM 2021, which will all be held online on the 16th of June 2021 from 10:00 until 17:00 CEST
Please note that this is a temporary agenda and it will be updated closer to the event.

             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

12:30-13:30       Lunch Break & Networking

             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

15:30-16:00       Coffee Break & Networking

             16:30-16:45 Inspirational Keynote Speech

             16:45-16:50 Closing remarks of the FIRE FORUM 2021

16:50-17:00       Coffee Break & Networking

Join all the sessions of EXPANDEO 2021!

You are warmly invited to join the full programme of EXPANDEO on the 16th of 17th of June, including the EARSC AWARDS Ceremony taking place from 17:00 to 17:30 on the 16th of June.
Discover the full EXPANDEO programme and register to all sessions on the EXPANDEO website: https://expandeo.earsc.org/.