Objective: The workshop intends to explore how the Copernicus programme can support now and in the future a number of applications for cities and urban developments, with reference to the Urban agenda for the EU.
In particular, the workshop will:
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The registration will close on 5 November 2018.
Note that in case the number of participants reaches the maximum capacity of the venue, registration might close at an earlier date.
Cost: Free of charge
Venue: Breydel Auditorium, DG GROW
Address: Avenue d'Auderghem 45, Belgium
City: 1049 Brussels
09:00 - 09:30
Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 - 09:40
Welcome by Mauro Facchini, Head of the Copernicus Unit at DG GROW
Moderator: Thomas Kemper, DG JRC
09:40 - 10:40
Session I – Setting the scene
09:40 Urban Agenda and the importance of evidence-based policy making and green urban infrastructure - Hugo Poelman, DG REGIO
09:55 Cities & future cities within the Urban Agenda for the EU - Benjamin Caspar, DG ENV
10:10 Impacts of climate change in European cities, the Climate-ADAPT perspective - Sandro Nieto-Silleras, DG CLIMA
10:25 Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) - Piotr Rapacz, DG MOVE
10:40 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:15
Session II - The Copernicus offer for future cities
11:00 Offer and use cases of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS) Pan-European and Local components - Hans Dufourmont, EEA
11:30 Offer and use cases of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS) Global Land component & The Global Human Settlement Layer – Michael Cherlet and Thomas Kemper, DG JRC
11:45 Offer and use cases of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) – Juan Garcés de Marcilla, ECMWF
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:45
Session III – Cities challenges, user needs and innovation paths
13:30 The potential of Earth Observation: the ESA perspective – Marc Paganini, ESA
13:45 Use of Copernicus air quality data in smart cities – Leonor Tarrasón, NILU
14:00 Contributions of HR and VHR satellite imagery for urban issues – Anne Puissant, University of Strasbourg
14:15 Observing changes in the urban thermal environment from space – Prof. John Remedios, University of Leicester
14:30 European Health Service – Filip Lefebre, VITO
14:45 - 15:15
15:15 - 15:40
15:40 - 16:40
Session III - Cities challenges, user needs and innovation paths
15:40 Earth Observation for urban energy exchanges monitoring at local scale – Nektarios Chrysoulakis, FORTH
15:55 Space for Cities: challenges and opportunities of using EO in cities – Grazia Fiore, Eurisy
16:10 Smart Urban Solutions for air quality, disasters and city growth (SMURBS) – Evangelos Gerasopoulos, NOA
16:25 A Detailed Outline of The Future That We Don't Want – Markus Berensson, C40 Cities
16:40 - 17:20
Concluding remarks by DG GROW
End of meeting
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