European Space Week 2018: Make space in your calendar
Mark your calendar for European Space Week 2018, and don’t miss out on the leading European space programmes conference, connecting business, policy-makers, international experts and space application user communities, which will take place in Marseille, France, on 3-6 December 2018.
Beginning with the EGNSS Users Consultation Platform, Copernicus Accelerator and the Galileo Accelerator, EU Space Week will combine several events in a week, in an attempt to respond to the needs of EU space programme users. The event will address how Europe is using space to tackle challenges in areas such as sustainable development, mobility, defence, economic development and the environment.
At a plenary session, participants will learn more about the state of the art of Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus, with input from keynote speakers and high-level officials. This will also be an opportunity to learn about the latest status of the EU space programmes. Other sessions dedicated to Smart Cities, sustainable land management, interconnectivity, infrastructure and marine and maritime issues will examine how European businesses, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) are already using EU space technologies and can harness the power of space technology to build the innovative applications and services needed in these areas.
Linking space to user needs
On Tuesday 4 December, the awards ceremony for the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), known as the “Galileo Masters” and the Copernicus Masters, will take place. This competition was officially launched during the recent inauguration of the Galileo Reference Centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
Registration for European Space Week has not yet opened, but you can sign up now, and receive notification when registration opens.