Remco Timmermans

LDE NL Space Campus Summer School – Day 1 and

From today, we will report on the ongoing LDE NL Space Campus Summer School every day. Our space law specialist Miraslava Kazlouskaya and our project specialist Jerry Yao are attending this course, and report on their experiences on a daily basis. As the school started on a Sunday, today we publish a double report! Day […]Read More

Name the new EU Space Connectivity Constellation

Space technology plays a crucial role in our daily lives and in the green and digital transition. For instance, Earth Observation systems, such as Copernicus, not only help mitigate the effects of climate change, but also promote the development of AI image analysis. Meanwhile, numerous EU economic sectors rely on global satellite navigation systems, such […]Read More

FIRE Forum and Ecoten: The Challenges of EO in Cities

With well over half of the world’s population living in cities, the urban environment is one of the key targets for Earth Observation (EO) applications. This was obvious at the recent EXPANDEO and FIRE Forum Conference in Brussels, that we reported on earlier here, where urban development was one of the key topics. FIRE Forum […]Read More

EXPANDEO 2022 – The Now and Tomorrow of Earth Observation

Key stakeholders came together to discuss the ‘now and tomorrow’ of Earth Observation at the two-day EXPANDEO and the FIRE Forum 2022 joint event. This annual European Earth Observation event is organised by EARSC (European Association of Remote Sensing Companies), who are also the consortium lead of the FIRE Forum project. The EXPANDEO and FIRE […]Read More

Why Big Data is crucial for modern agriculture

To keep pace with the expected population growth on Earth, modern agriculture production must increase up to 70 percent by 2050, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Addressing this food production challenge will require solutions that improve agricultural methods and radically adapt them to environmental pressures. Big data, machine learning and […]Read More

Copernicus Masters 2022 Open For Submissions

For the 12th time, the Copernicus Masters 2022 is opening its submissions to award innovative solutions that use Copernicus Earth observation (EO) and other space data. The competition partners, with global players from institutions, research and industry, are awarding dedicated challenges and prizes. The common goal of the Copernicus Masters and its partners is to […]Read More

EXPANDEO 2022: Where the Market Meets

EXPANDEO & the FIRE Forum 2022 is the event where participants get the chance to learn about market opportunities in various sectors while growing their business through networking and other interactive sessions. This long-awaited joint event will bring together key representatives from user communities, Earth Observation service providers and institutional actors to discuss the “Now […]Read More

EU Global Action and Space in Emerging Countries

Earlier this month the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) held its second Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries, in Quito, Ecuador. This conference series is dedicated to the inclusion of all countries of the world in the global space ecosystem. For a country like Ecuador, which does not have a formal space representation in government […]Read More

The role of space in driving sustainability, security, and development

A new report by McKinsey & Company reveals five actions that space leaders can take to contribute to economic development, advance global security and sustainability, and make space a safe and globally accessible domain. Space Renaissance The world is in a space renaissance. Expanding activity in space is beginning to outpace governance, technological progress is increasing accessibility, […]Read More

SKIES Portugal: From Academia to the Rest of the World

The SKIES (SKilled, Innovative and Entrepreneurial Scientists) training in Portugal [held in April 2022] aimed at broadening the career perspectives of PhD students in Portugal, by improving their self-awareness and bridging the gap between the skills acquired in academia and those required in industry, private companies and non-research career options. The training, organized by Instituto […]Read More