Remco Timmermans

Horizon Europe for Earth Observation

Horizon Europe is the European Union’s newest seven-year research and innovation programme. Running from 2021 to 2027, its design will allow Horizon Europe to serve all the headline ambitions of the Political Guidelines of the European Commission. The programme’s general objective is to deliver scientific, technological, economic and societal impact from the Union’s investments in […]Read More

Reef Support Wins the Copernicus Masters 2020 Competition

Copernicus Data and AI to Protect the World’s Coral Reefs Celebrating its 10th iteration in 2020, the international innovation competition Copernicus Masters awarded prizes in 22 categories to outstanding products and services based on Earth observation data. All the winners presented their ideas at the Space Pitches session, and nine challenge winners were honoured during […]Read More

Space Support for the Marine Environment

Many different human activities on land and at sea cause pressures on Europe’s seas. A European Environment Agency’s (EEA) briefing, published in December 2020, shows that these pressures have now reached the outermost sea areas and the deepest seafloor. Human activities affect negatively 93 % of Europe’s sea area According to the EEA briefing, the […]Read More

Biodiversity Collapse: Space for Climate

Improve the quality of available information Scientists agree that global biodiversity loss is intensifying. Nevertheless, as an article in Nature claimed back in 2015, it is hard to assess progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets for 2011 to 2020 and beyond, set by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). One of these targets, for example, […]Read More

Space Campus Noordwijk is Hiring

For the continued development of Space Campus Noordwijk, the campus organisation is looking for new colleagues to join the team! Deadline to apply for the positions of Program Manager and Community Manager is 30 November 2020! The development of the Campus will be in an operational phase in the next year, which is why Space […]Read More

Opportunities from Space for Cities

On 27 October 2020 Eurisy hosted the “Space for Cities” workshop. Now they have published the results of this meeting in a report. The report contains the main messages from the workshop, which carried the subtitle “From innovation to operation: A talk about concrete uses of satellite data and services to support cities’ resilience and […]Read More

Earth is increasingly relying on space technology

Safe communication between military personnel, predicting forest fires, real-time images of air pollution, knowing exactly how much water crops need, and rapid identification of imminent dike subsidence. This is a selection of applications made possible by satellites orbiting the earth. In almost every corner of our society, space technology offers opportunities: for companies to develop […]Read More

Destination Earth: Towards a Digital Twin Planet

Earlier this year the European Commission launched its plans towards developing a ‘Digital Twin’ of planet Earth, dubbed ‘Destination Earth’, abbreviated as ‘DestinE’. The objective of this initiative is to develop a very high precision digital model of the Earth to monitor and simulate natural and human activity, and to develop and test scenarios that […]Read More

Stick to the training with satellite data

The Stichtsche Cricket & Hockey Club The Stichtsche Cricket and Hockey Club (SCHC) is a Dutch sports club based in Utrecht. The club exists since 1906 and is best known for its field hockey department. While their men’s hockey team currently plays in the second division, the women’s team has played at the highest level […]Read More