Press release EARSC & DG AGRI Workshop – Digital transformation in agriculture: the role of remote sensing

EARSC, in collaboration with the Directorate General for Agriculture (DG AGRI), is organizing a workshop titled “Digital transformation in agriculture: the role of remote sensing”. The event took place in Brussels on the 27th of March.

Press release

Full agenda in pdf


Time Activity Presentation
9.00-9.30 Welcome Coffee and Registration  
9.30-10.30 Setting the Scene: a European Policy Perspective  
  Geoff Sawyer, (EARSC Secretary General), Welcome  
  Pierre Bascou, Director of Sustainability and Income support (DG AGRI): Introductory speech:  
  digitalisation and innovation in agriculture in light of the 2020 CAP.  
  Claudia Muresan, Policy Officer (DG GROW): The Contribution of Copernicus in the Agricultural  
  Sector. How is the Copernicus Programme helping making agri-business more sustainable and more  
  Markus Probeck, Director (EARSC): The Role of the EO Industry. Introductory speech about the File
  contribution of the remote sensing industry to create new business models for the agri-food value  
  Q&A session  
10.30-11.00 Coffee break  
11.00 – 13.00 From Policy to Practice: Implementing and Monitoring the CAP  
  Lucie Šavelková, Agricultural, Economics and Rural Development Consultant (Czech Paying File
  Agency): the use of remote sensing technologies in monitoring the CAP compliance: the  
  perspective of a national agency.  
  Isidro Campos, Policy Officer (DG AGRI): Presentation of the Farm Sustainability tool for Nutrients File
  (FaST) and its synergies with the remote sensing products and services.  
  Dr. Polymachi Symeonidou, RECAP product manager (DRAXIS Environmental SA): Enabling CAP File
  monitoring using EO data – The RECAP platform  
  Maria Ostegarrd, Chairwoman of the WP on direct payments and greening (COPACOGECA): File
  the impact of remote sensing in improving farming performance and CAP implementation.  
  Elli Tsiforou, Head of Brussels Office (Gaia Epicheirein): Remote sensing to improve sustainability File
  and enhance policy making & monitoring.   
  Q&A session  
13.00-14.00 Lunch  
14.00-15.30 EO Services in Support of Agriculture  
  Antonio Tabasco (GMV) File
  Guenter Doerffel (ESRI) File
  Grega Milcinski (Sinergise) File
  Peter Baumann (Rasdaman) File
  Pascal Schichor (European Space Imaging) File
  Rainer Fockelmann (GAF) File
  Marie Christine Delucq (Airbus) File
  Jorg Ulrich (IABG) File
  Christian Hoffmann (GeoVille) & Paul Oomen (Geo4a) File
15.30-16.00 Open Discussion & Conclusions
Author: EARSC

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