Remco Timmermans

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

Space Ecosystem Map of the Czech Republic 2022

Under the auspices of the Czech Ministry of Transport, great strides have been made in pushing the space industry of the country. The Czech Republic’s tradition in the utilization of space for scientific purposes has undergone an evolution in its six decades of existence, representative of the great political, economic, and social changes the country […]Read More

Living Planet Symposium Kicks Off Today

Attracting thousands of scientists and data users, the ESA Living Planet Symposium LPS22 is amongst the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world. For decades now, Earth observation has played a fundamental role in advancing our understanding of how our planet works and how it is being affected by climate change. While the need to […]Read More

New Galileo Satellite Enters Service

After a challenging Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) and Testing campaign during the pandemic times, new Galileo satellite “Nikolina” (GSAT0223) entered service provision last week. The satellite will reinforce the performance and robustness of the EU’s satellite-based positioning system. GSAT0223 was brought into space on 05/12/2021 with Galileo launch L11 after the usual design, acceptance, validation, […]Read More

GLEC2022: Opportunities of Space for Emerging Countries

The opportunities of space are an inspiration for people all over the world. The images of astronauts walking on the Moon, launching to the International Space Station, flying new commercial spacecraft, and images of our planet from Earth orbiting satellites equally inspire people in emerging countries as much as they excite us those in countries […]Read More