In this webinar, the role of space technology in strengthening food security and ensuring clean water access will be explained. Real-world applications of space data in monitoring extreme weather events, promoting smart agriculture, facilitating humanitarian planning, and managing water resources will be showcased. The Dutch space applications ecosystem will be explored, and key stakeholders, collaboration opportunities, and pathways to drive innovation in this field will be identified. The contribution of Earth Observation (EO) data and analytics to early warning and effective disaster response in the face of extreme weather events impacting food production and water availability will be assessed. The webinar will explore the use of space technology in precision agriculture, crop monitoring, yield prediction, soil moisture assessment, and resource optimization will be explored. Furthermore, it will discuss the role of space data in aiding humanitarian organizations by providing timely information on critical issues. Additionally, satellite data applications for monitoring land use, groundwater, and water quality will be showcased. The webinar will also involve a presentation of the local landscape of space technology applications, including key players and potential collaborations.
15:00 – Welcome and logistics
15:05 – Introduction to CASSINI Hackathon (by dotSPACE)
15:10 – 1st Keynote speaker from the Netherlands Space Office, Kees van Duijvendijk, Advisor Satellite Applications
15:20 – Q&A with 1st Keynote speaker
15:25 – 2nd Keynote speaker from PAX for Peace, Marie Schellens, Project Officer Geo-Information Systems (GIS)
15:35 – Q&A with 2nd Keynote speaker
15:40 – Overview of the CASSINI Entrepreneurship Initiative (by dotSPACE)
15:50 – 1-min pitch session (Open Mic)
16:00 – Closing remarks
16:00 – 16:30 – Networking and Matchmaking session
Key discussion points:
● Assess the contribution of EO data and analytics to early warning and effective disaster response in the face of extreme weather events that impact food production and water availability.
● Explore the use of space technology in precision agriculture, crop monitoring, yield prediction, soil moisture assessment and optimised resource utilisation.
● Discuss how space data can aid humanitarian organisations by providing timely information on critical issues.
● Showcase the application of satellite data for monitoring land use, groundwater, and water quality.
● Examine the local landscape of space technology applications and identify key players and potential collaborations.