The 3rd edition of the Big Data from Space Conference (jointly organised by ESA, SatCen and JRC, and hosted by CNES) brought together in Toulouse around 500 participants interested in exploiting massive spatio-temporal Earth and Space observation data.
The Conference was co-chaired by Sergio Albani (SatCen), Jean-Pierre Gleyzes (CNES), Pier Giorgio Marchetti (ESA) and Pierre Soille (JRC).
The main challenges and issues in the Space and Security domain, pointing out the added value coming from Big Data and related technologies as well as the need of operational solutions tailored to user needs, were introduced during one of the opening talk given by SatCen Deputy Director Giuseppe D’Amico.
The key role that cooperation activities and international projects participation play in the Space and Security domain, and the efforts made by the SatCen RTDI Unit to increase R&I capacities in support to operations, were highlighted by Sergio Albani, Responsible for the RTDI Unit and BDE SC7 “Secure Societies” Domain Leader. The presentation emphasized the internal and external initiatives that are taking place (e.g. the participation in H2020 projects such as BigDataEurope) to collect user requirements from key stakeholders in the Space and Security domain and evaluate new trending technologies.
Conference materials are available on the conference website: www.bigdatafromspace2017.org.