Project Space for Smart Cities

Space for Smart Cities

Creating a market for satellite-based applications

Welcome to the ‘Space for Smart Cities’ project! In this project we are looking into opportunities to integrate satellite-based information services into the smart city environment as well as the barriers holding back market creation. One of our focus areas is public procurement of operational services.

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EU Mission: 100 Climate Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030 

EU Missions are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. They support Commission priorities, such as the European Green Deal, Europe fit for the Digital Age, Beating Cancer and the New European Bauhaus For instance, Mission Climate is already a concrete element of the

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Canals in Amsterdam (image: Rawpixel)

Smart Cities: Satellites over Amsterdam

One of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is SDG 11: “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. Earth Observation (EO) data provides the data about cities that forms the basis for the solutions needed to meet this ambitious goal. According to the European Commission, a smart

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Green City Accord

DotSpace is a Green City Accord Supporter!

No, we are not a city, but we are proud to announce to be a supporter of the European Green City Accord! As an active promoter of the use of space data for urban applications, the Dot Space Foundation has officially signed the Green City Accord Supporters Statement! Organisations interested

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Satellite image of Amsterdam

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

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EXPANDEO 2022 Remco Timmermans and Natassa Antoniou

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

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Aerial image of the city of Kyiv

Change Detection in Cities Using SAR Images

The rise in population in the last 100 years has led to a rapid expansion of the world’s cities.  As a consequence, there are big infrastructure developments and construction projects, leading to urban change, which requires monitoring. Similarly, natural disasters or war can cause quick changes to a city infrastructure.

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