The use of Earth observation for sustainable development through green and digital innovation is the focus of the second “Eureka meets the Atlantic” forum, which will be held in Cape Town on 21 and 22 February 2022.
Eureka meets the Atlantic brings together governments, researchers and the private sector to discuss new projects, establish global partnerships and showcase innovation working towards a greener and healthier planet.
The Department of Science and Innovation represents South Africa as an associate member state in the Eureka network, a research and development funding and coordination organisation specifically supporting international cooperation in market-oriented research and development in all technology sectors.
A number of local companies using Earth observation to address global priorities like climate change will be showcasing their initiatives at a pitching session, vying for a cash prize of R60 000.
About Earth observation
Earth observation (EO) refers to the gathering of information about the physical, chemical and biological systems of the planet via remote sensing technologies, usually involving satellites carrying imaging devices, and supplemented by technologies that allow the collection, analysis and presentation of data.
EO is continuously expanding and evolving, delivering an unprecedented number of observations globally for monitoring the status of and changes to natural resources and economic activities. The operational satellite programmes and the increasing number of EO satellites in orbit all contribute to a vibrant sector in terms of science, environmental preservation and economic growth. In parallel, new technologies such as big data are allowing the exploitation of the EO data in new ways.
Details of the event
Date: 21 – 22 February
Time: 13:00 – 18:00 (21 February) and 13:00 – 17:00 (22 February)
Venue: Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town
Issued by the Department of Science and Innovation.