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Media Partnership - The role of satellite technology in the green transition


Media Partnership - The role of satellite technology in the green transition

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In this webinar we will look into how European satellite technology is used to effectively and strategically support and monitor Europe’s green transition. Experts in the field will discuss what the needs in the future are likely to be – and who will deliver the technologies we will need.

Effective implementation of the European Green Deal is crucial for our common future. Earth observation through the EU Copernicus satellite programme is key for monitoring climate change and supporting climate mitigation and adaptation measures. Satellite technology enables efficient land use and planning, forest and water management and contributes to monitoring of erosion and fire risk. It is key for surveillance of environmental crime, detecting oil spills, and monitoring the marine environment including sea levels and sea ice coverage, as well as locating marine plastics.

In this webinar, we will elaborate on experiences with satellite data as an enabler for the green transition. Furthermore, an expert panel will discuss how the development of European satellite technology will increase our potential to reach the objectives of the European Green Deal, while contributing to increased resilience and security and to strengthening Europe’s position in the space field. The potential benefits for EU environmental and climate policies are considerable.

The goal of the webinar is to reach out to a broad audience interested in space policy and/or climate issues, including both policy makers, industrial actors and other stakeholders in both Brussels and Member States.

Organised by: The Mission of Norway to the EU
Media Partner: EURACTIV

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Brussels Network Office - International Press Centre
1 Bd Charlemagne // 2nd floor


Ms Laurence Monnoyer-Smith, Head of Sustainable Development, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Mr Ole Morten Olsen, Director Business Development and Innovation, Norwegian Space Agency
Ms Wendy Carrara, Senior Manager for Digital and European Institutions, Airbus Defense and Space
Mr Harald Aarø, EVP Space & Surveillance, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
Ms Anna Samsel, Deputy Head of Unit of Innovation, Start-Ups and Economics at DG DEFIS


Dave Keating
Journalist, EURACTIV


12:00 - 12:30 CET Registration of participants
12:30 - 13:45 CET Panel discussion


Ana Alexandrescu