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DiPP - "Remote sensing-based farming: the sky is the limit"


Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (CET)

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We would like to invite you to our next Digital in Practice workshop on:

'DiPP - Remote sensing-based farming: the sky is the limit'

11 January 2017, 08:30 – 10:00, Brussels

Remote sensing (RS), the science that allows the acquiring of data about the earth’s surface without being really in contact with it, has given rise to a wealth of practices and technologies that enable collecting, analyzing and monitoring land data without any physical devices on the ground and feed a variety of scientific domains such as meteorology, geology etc.

But RS is increasingly popular for agricultural purposes through the use of a wide array of advanced sensors mounted on platforms such as satellites, airplanes and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)  allowing  for large-scale diagnostics of fields and crops. Furthermore, the Sentinel satellites of EU’s Copernicus environment-monitoring programme allow to spot and share subtle changes in land surface via a free and open data policy. RS data are major enablers of Precision Agriculture (PA): their accessibility and integration contribute to unleashing the potential for a “smarter, leaner and cleaner” EU agricultural sector thanks to the unparalleled accuracy and large-scale coverage provided by RS practices and technologies.

This workshop aims to examine the current state of play and bottlenecks in bringing RS data and value-added Earth observation services to EU farmers and agri-food stakeholders from a technological (infrastructure), economic (business models & platforms), educational (skills) and academic (research) point of view. These experts have kindly agreed to guide our exploration:

- Tamme van der Wal, Data Scientist Spatial Knowledge Solutions, Wageningen University & Research (WUR)
- Nick Appleyard, Head of Integrated Applications and Downstream Services Department, ESA
- Maciej Surowiec, EU Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft
- Ole Peters, Head of Technology, Bayer CropScience
- Panagiotis Ilias, Research and Development Director, NEUROPUBLIC SA


- John Higgins, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE 



11 January 2017, 08:30 – 10:00, Brussels



Rue de la Science, 14 (7th Floor)
1040 - Brussels 


Registration: The number of seats is limited. Please register online before 9 January.



The Digital in Practice Programme aims to make a case for the digital industry and to evidence the transformative impact of digital products and services. By fostering short, crisp and open debates between leading experts and interested guests, our workshops afford the industry, policy makers and other key stakeholders a powerful educational platform where to share information and discuss informally how a truly ICT-enabled Europe will look like.

For more information on the Digital in Practice Programme, do not hesitate to get in touch with us or visit our website:

We hope that you will be able to join!



For more information please contact:

Kivanç Akil, Events and Office Assistant
Tel: +32 2 609 53 30 or 

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When & Where

14 Rue de la Science
1000 Brussels

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (CET)

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DIGITALEUROPE is the leading trade association representing digitally transforming industries in Europe.Our membership represents over 35,000 businesses who operate and invest in Europe. It includes 66 corporations which are global leaders in their field of activity, as well as 40 national trade associations from across Europe.

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