25/04/2024 Online

SPACE4Cities Webinar: Demystifying space technologies for cities – Climate Adaptation

Eager to find out more about space technologies and the innovative solutions they provide for sustainable urban management? You are in luck! In just two weeks, the SPACE4Cities Project will host its second webinar to demystify space technologies and show how they might help cities achieve climate resilience.

On 25 April 2024, the SPACE4Cities Project will host the second in a series of four webinars dedicated to a fascinating new topic: the applications of space technologies and satellite data for urban management.

During the second webinar, titled "Demystifying space technologies for cities – Climate Adaptation,” attendees will take a closer look at the many ways in which space technologies and data can be used to enhance climate resilience in cities. Whether you are committed to curbing coastal erosion, learning from local CO2 data, or preserving your cultural heritage, you are sure to walk away from this session with inspiring insights.

Why attend?

As major emitters of greenhouse gases, cities contribute immensely to climate change. In fact, urban activities are estimated to account for 75 percent of total CO2 emissions worldwide. Transport and buildings are among the primary sources of these emissions.

By participating in this session, attendees will:

  • gain access to case studies demonstrating how cities can leverage satellite technologies and other innovations to reduce their environmental impact and increase their resilience to climate change;
  • and enhance their awareness of space technologies’ potential for use in holistic, sustainable urban management.

Webinar details

  • Date: 25 April 2024
  • Time: 13:00-14:00 CET
  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Agenda:
    • 13:00 - 13:05: Welcome and intro to webinar series (Alex Gluhak, Open and Agile Smart Cities)
    • 13:05 - 13:15: “Near Time CO2 Data for the City to Support Decision Making: A Case Study from the City of Dijon" (Pete Hampton, Everimpact)
    • 13:15 - 13:30: “Waterfront management: Minimising the impact of coastal erosion”, (Aurélie Dehouck, I-sea)
    • 13:30 - 13:45: "Space data as a non-invasive tool to assess the vulnerability over Cultural heritage sites” (Georgia Kalousi, Terra Spatium)
    • 13:45 - 14:15: Panel discussion with presenters, Q&A and wrap-up (Moderated by Alex Gluhak, Open and Agile Smart Cities)

The webinar will be recorded and made available to registered participants after the event.

Think this might be the event for you? Click here to register!

For more information, head to the dedicated event webpage of SPACE4Cities. If you have questions related to the webinar series, feel free to contact Renske Martijnse-Hartikka (EU Project Manager, Forum Virium Helsinki) at renske.martijnse-hartikka@forumvirium.fi