The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) of the Republic of South Africa and the Portuguese
Chairmanship of the Eureka Network had to postpone the original event due to the restrictions imposed to travel to and from the Republic of South Africa.
A new date has been set and it is 21 to 22 February 2022. The event concept note can be viewed below:
The 2nd “Eureka meets the Atlantic” event and it will focus on how Earth Observation (EO) is key for sustainable development through green and digital innovation. This event will promote entities addressing global development priorities, which are of the highest importance for Eureka members and African countries alike, in order to tackle the critical challenges arising from, for example, climate change. Foremost, this event shall contribute to the debate of policy-formulation and processes for the green transition, while tackling the need for increased development, building on the best innovations under implementation or foreseen advancements and where EO plays a key-role. Earth Observation is continuously expanding and evolving, delivering an unprecedented number of observations for monitoring natural resources and economical activities worldwide. The operational satellite programmes and the increasing number of EO satellites in orbit, the innovative missions from the many Space agencies as well as from the New Space industry, are all contributing to a vibrant sector, both in terms of science and of economic growth. In parallel, new technologies such as big data, cloud computing and Artificial Intelligence are allowing the exploitation of EO data in new ways.
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