"Back to the FutureEO" Conference
Agorà Giardino - Thursday, 16 May 2019, h 16,00 – 19,00.
The “Back to the Future EO” Conference was promoted by Planetek Italia in the framework of the ESA’s Living Planet Symposium (13-17 May, Mi.Co. Centre, Milan, Italy). The event is part of Planetek’s 25-year anniversary celebration, and was co-organized with ESA and EARSC.
What is the state of the EO industry? What are the challenges and opportunities for the near future?
The main idea of the conference was to provide the audience with an overview of the state of the EO industry, starting from "the PAST" and looking towards "the FUTURE”. The conference panel was composed by ESA, EARSC, Planetek and other industry leaders.
The event has been also the occasion to share Planetek’s experience as contributor in the EO sector and in ESA programmes during the last 25 years. A glance was given at the most recent trends and developments, as: Geo-analytics, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, Sustainable Development Goals, satellite onboard data handling and services development, and so forth.
A round table led by EARSC hosted industry representatives to illustrate experiences and challenges concerning the future of Earth Observation.
The ESA Director of EOP, Josef Aschbacher, held the closing speech of the conference.
Download here the Conference Agenda
Symposium & Conference Report
Planetek booth at LPS19
Visitors of Planetek booth had the opportunity to discover the SpaceStream and Info-as-a-Service concepts, Planetek's way to imagine, design and develop disruptive solutions changing the way geospatial information is provided to users. A champion in this field is the award winning Rheticus® cloud-based platform, which delivers EO based geoanalytics to several industries.
Agenda of Planetek poster and oral presentations at LPS19