IoT4EO 2023 Workshop (IoT for Earth Observation)

Newton 2 (ESA/ESTEC)

Newton 2


Keplerlaan 1 2201 AZ Noordwijk The Netherlands
Frank Zeppenfeldt (ESA/ESTEC/TIA-TFE), Josep Rosello (ESA/ESTEC/EOP-FMT), Steven George (ESA/ESTEC/EOP-FMT)

The European Space Agency (ESA) has initiated two contracts: one with Airbus Defence & Space and one with OHB. We are all pleased to invite you to participate in the IoT4EO 2023 Workshop that will take place at ESA-ESTEC in Newton 2 on 16-17 February 2023.

The IoT4EO (Internet of Things for Earth Observation) 2023 Workshop is intended to showcase and explore the landscape of seamless integrated networks with nearly instant connectively to Earth Observation (EO) satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

The event will be in Hybrid format (on-site and Webex) to maximise the number of participants, but only onsite ones will be able to ask questions.

16th Feb. afternoon: In the first set of sessions, presentations will be given by ESA, potential EO end users benefitting for this quick reactivity, and the two study consortium members to set the scene, and report on study progress & present potential EO use cases. This will be followed by addressing current practices and new needs and prospects for EO-satellite providers if they could have access to added value IoT connectivity. The first afternoon will be completed with presentations from other related IoT ESA contracts. It is also intended to have a networking gathering at the end of the day. 

17th Feb. morning: The second set of sessions during the morning the day after will be dedicated to IoT providers to present their IoT services of their respective constellation capabilities, as well as their future needs.

The workshop will finally give the opportunity for companies to express their interest & provide early feedback on the on-going studies. The Workshop will finalise with a round table to prepare conclusions.

  • Thursday, February 16
    • 1:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Session 1: Earth Observation User Needs
    • 3:30 PM 3:45 PM
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 3:45 PM 6:35 PM
      Session 2: Earth Observation Upstream Users of IoT
      • 3:45 PM
        SAR Data and IoT 15m
        Speaker: Tero Vauraste (Iceye)
      • 4:00 PM
        Rapid & Resilient Crisis Response System Study 15m
        Speaker: Donatella Giampaolo (e-GOES)
      • 4:15 PM
        R3 Study: End-user is Everything! 15m
        Speaker: Vorobiev Alex (RHEA)
      • 4:30 PM
        Optical Imagery and IoT 15m
        Speaker: Kattia Pozo (Planet Labs)
      • 4:45 PM
        Meteorological Data and IoT 15m
        Speaker: Jeroen Cappaert (Spire)
      • 5:00 PM
        PERsistent Satelliite InterLink Service (PERSILS): Outcome of Definition phase and way forward. 15m
        Speaker: Pierre Wilhelm (Aerospacelabs)
      • 5:15 PM
        Internet of Things in Space Networks 15m
        Speaker: Vincenzo Schena (TAS-IT)
      • 5:30 PM
        SAR Data for IoT 15m
        Speaker: Christian Lenz (Capella)
      • 5:45 PM
        Realtime Wildfire Detection and IoT 15m
        Speaker: Martin Langer (OroraTech)
      • 6:00 PM
        Contribution of data-relay constellations to the UNSEENLABS service for Maritime Domain Awareness 15m
        Speaker: Rosario Ruiloba (Unseenlabs)
      • 6:15 PM
        IoT Space Challenge: prototyping campus for fast innovation on EO and IoT 15m
        Speaker: Anna Burzykowska (European Space Agency)
    • 6:35 PM 8:05 PM
      Networking Drinks / Food Buffet at ESTEC 1h 30m
  • Friday, February 17
    • 9:00 AM 10:15 AM
      Session 3A: IoT Providers: GEO
    • 10:15 AM 11:15 AM
      Session 3B: IoT Providers: LEO
      • 10:15 AM
        Lacuna Space support to IoT Connectivity to EO Satellites 15m
        Speaker: Thomas Telkamp (Lacuna Space)
      • 10:30 AM
        Sateliot support to IoT Connectivity to EO Satellites 15m
        Speaker: Marco Guadalupi (Sateliot)
      • 10:45 AM
        Astrocast support to IoT Connectivity to EO Satellites 15m
        Speaker: Federico Belloni (Astrocast)
      • 11:00 AM
        Data collection systems for Earth observation : 40-year experience and ongoing evolutions 15m
        Speaker: Bahri Assia (Kineis (FR))
    • 11:15 AM 11:35 AM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 11:35 AM 12:20 PM
      Session 4: Round Table & Wrap-up
      • 11:35 AM
        Round Table - Next Steps 30m
        Speakers: Mr Frank Zeppenfeldt (ESA), Mr Josep Rosello (ESA)
      • 12:05 PM
        Wrap-up - Next Steps 15m
        Speakers: Mr Frank Zeppenfeldt (ESA), Mr Josep Rosello (ESA)