What: This is the second part of the final workshop of EO4agri. There are two sessions of around 1.5 hours each. This second section is focused on the EO4AGRI Strategic Research Agenda and Roadmap that are based on the information gathered on the methodology, user requirements, and gap analysis processes developed during the project. A whitepaper on Earth Observation for Agriculture Strategy and the Green Deal will also be presented See DAY 1 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): mainly policymakers, public administrations, etc, but also of interest for students, researchers, scientists interested in what the future might bring of opportunities in 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).
Miguel Ángel Esbrí
EO4Agri Coordinator, ATOS
Aušrius Kučinskas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics. He is responsible for control over the use of the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF), including the selection of applicants and beneficiaries for the on-the-spot checks and remote control, for work coordination in 10 territorial units of the Control Department across the country.
Head of Direct Support Control Unit, Control Department, NMA
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.
Senior Expert, WirelessInfo, Club of Ossiach
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
Bente Lilja Bye
Plan4all Committee member and CEO of BLB