I am currently attending the EO4Alps conference in Innsbruck, Austria. The objectives of this interesting workshop are:
- Assessing the status and priority interests in the European Alpine Region for Earth Science, geo-information and operational monitoring;
- Reviewing the main activities, projects and initiatives taking place in the different Alpine application areas, where Earth observation from space can contribute;
- Evaluating the potential of the increasing observation capacity by satellites to address needs for science, applications and information services in the European Alpine region;
- Characterising and addressing data collection and analysis gaps and define high-level requirements for supporting ICT solutions to advance EO data infrastructure capabilities in the Alpine region.
The diverse programme features seven different sessions, covering various topics such as atmospheric processes, natural hazards, environmental and climate change, natural resources, economic development and ecological networks, combination of ground-based and satellite systems as well as infrastructure and data analysis.
Further information on EO4Alps can be found at www.eo4alps.info.
(Featured images contain modified Copernicus Sentinel data, processed by ESA)