Technical insights on the use of Earth observation for agricultural applications




  • EO4Agri - Project overview
  • User Requirements and Gap Analysis for Earth observations for Agricultural applications
  • Technical landscape for the use of Earth observation data in agriculture
  • Discussion and Q&A


What: This is the first part of the final workshop of EO4agri. There are two sessions of around 1.5 hours each. This first section is focused on the methodology, user requirements, and gap analysis processes developed during the project in order to get the results that are gathered in the EO4AGRI Strategic Research Agenda and Roadmap that will be presented during the second session (which is mainly targeted to policymakers, public administrations, etc). See DAY 2 here

Why now: This is the final workshop of the EO4AGRI project, which is planned as an open meeting to present the final EO4AGRI Strategic Research Agenda and recommended Roadmap towards improving the European capacity for operational agriculture monitoring based on information derived from Copernicus satellite observation data and through the exploitation of associated geospatial and socio-economic information services.

Who (is the webinar for): Students, researchers, data analytics, participants in European, national and international projects, developers, service and application developers. researchers, developers, scientific communities, etc

Your Experts on Earth Observations in Agriculture

Miguel Ángel Esbrí is the Research Line Expert for geospatial technologies within Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) department. He holds a Master Degree in Computer Sciences Engineering from the Jaume I University in Castellón, Spain since 2002. He is specialised in Geo-Spatial technology and more particularly in interoperable systems based on Open Geospatial Service standards. He joined the Atos Spain, in September 2006 as a Consultant. Since then, he has been involved in the technical development of EU funded projects (mainly focused on environmental issues and natural and man-made hazards), like ORCHESTRA (Open Architecture and Spatial Data Infrastructure for Risk Management, www.eu-orchestra.org), DEWS (Distant Early Warning System, www.dews-online.org), EO2HEAVEN (Earth Observation and Environmental modelling, http://eo2heaven.org), ENVIROFI (The Environmental Observation Web and its Service Applications , http://envirofi.nilu.no), ICARUS (Unnamed Search and Rescue, www.fp7-icarus.eu) and DRIVER (Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience, http://driver-project.eu). He was Project Coordinator of the FOODIE Project (Farm-Oriented Open Data in Europe, http://www.foodie-project.eu).

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Miguel Ángel Esbrí

EO4Agri Coordinator, ATOS

Gerhard Triebnig holds a PhD in Telematics and MSc. in Technical Physics. Four decades of dedication to IT and Earth observation service concepts and implementations, over a rainbow of affiliations in academia, public applied research, the international institutions ESA and EC. He is Managing Director; founding member and shareholder of EOX IT Services GmbH.

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Gerhard Triebnig

Managing Director, EOX IT Services GmbH

David Kolitzus is a Senior Expert and Project Manager with an IT and a remote sensing expertise at GeoVille. His main focus is on the development of Land Monitoring solutions with satellite and other remote sensing data in cloud-based high-performance systems. In Addition to the supervision of the development of methodolical approaches, he oversees transition and setup of processes into cloud solutions. David has a background from physics and handling of large scale data. He has accumulated strong UNIX skills, advanced C/C++ programming skills, and a good understanding of Grid computer infrastructure.

David Kolitzus

David Kolitzus

Senior Expert and Project Manager, GeoVille

Karel Charvat graduated in theoretical cybernetics. He is a member of International Society for Precision Agriculture, Research Data Alliance, vice chair of Club of Ossiach, CAGI, and CSITA. He was in period 2005 – 2007 President of European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture Food and Environment (EFITA). Now is chair of OGC Agriculture DWG. He was organiser on many hackathons, where as most important were series of INSPIRE Hacks and MEDHackathon. He work on implementation on national INSPIRE Geoportal. Now he is also active in Plan4all association. He has long time experience in ICT for Environment, transport, Agriculture and Precision Farming. Now he is one from promoters of Open and Big Data in Agriculture in Europe.

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Karel Charvat

Senior Expert, WirelessInfo, Club of Ossiach

Laurent Clergue has always been fascinated by space imagery, not with intent to conquer other worlds but rather to provide a deeper understanding of our own planet. He’s a senior consultant and product manager of space imagery Software as a Service (SaaS) for Atos. This role allows him to not only follow his passion but also to show others the best ways to incorporate these technologies into their businesses. Laurent came to Atos from GEOSIGWEB, a pioneering geomatic software startup, where he was CEO. He was responsible for defining the company’s SaaS strategy and developing business in the Public Sector. At the end of his 10-year tenure, more than 1,000 municipalities in France were using GEOSIGWEB solutions. Laurent enjoys offering IT solutions to problems that didn’t seem to call for spatial and computer technologies. His contributions have made it possible now to monitor precious natural resources in order to safeguard them. He is ever the humanist who met the engineer.

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Laurent Clergue

Product Manager Space Imagery Services, ATOS France

Your Experts on Earth Observation

Bente Lilja Bye has been a member of the GEO community since 2004, engaged both as representative in the GEO plenary, in committees and contributing to the GEO Work Programme, and currently represents Norway on the GEO Programme Board. Bente runs a small research and consultancy company, BLB, focusing on transforming Earth observation data to information and knowledge for societal benefit. She a member of the Plan4all committee responsible for community building and represent Plan4all in the EO4agri project

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Bente Lilja Bye

Plan4all Committee member, BLB CEO