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February 9th, 2016

Conference To Bring "Space To Earth"

[Satnews] The European Space Solutions Conference, hosted on its 4th edition by the 2016 Dutch Presidency of the European Council, will occur from May 30 to June 3 in The Hague, Netherlands.

European Space Solutions means to “bring space to Earth” and connect business and policy makers with users and developers of space-based solutions. During five days of talks, participants will have the chance to network and attend workshops on a variety of topics related to this theme. Here they will learn about innovations that are harnessing information from the European flagship space programs, Galileo, EGNOS, and Copernicus, as well as the EU's Horizon 2020 research program, for a wide range of applications and services in specific businesses and various sectors.

Talks will be structured around six focus sessions:

  • Agriculture and food
  • Smart mobility
  • Climate change and environment
  • Health and safety
  • Energy
  • River deltas of the world

In addition, there will be a number of side events, in cooperation with partners, aimed at explaining specific topics.

EUMETSAT will co-host with Mercator Ocean the side event “Copernicus: creating values for our ocean,” on Wednesday, June 1, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., where experts will illustrate the benefits of the EU funded Copernicus Marine Service and the role of the two Copernicus Earth observation satellite missions dedicated to monitoring the ocean (Sentinel-3 and Jason-CS/Sentinel-6), together with the data delivered to Copernicus from the Jason-3 ocean altimetry satellite.

The five-day conference will also be accompanied by the European Space Expo, a free exhibition travelling around Europe, that will come to The Hague from 27 May to 5 June 2016.

Learn more about the conference and register here.