The EU Research and Innovation in Support of the Earth Observation Market Workshop is currently taking place  (21-22 September 2016), being organized by the European Commission (DG RTD in collaboration with DG GROW, DG CNECT and DG JRC) in Brussels as a step to strengthened collaboration with the commercial sector for the future decade 2016-2025.

TERRASIGNA was invited as speaker within the “Exploring market trends and EO products and services of the future” plenary session. The presentation focused on “Trends and Opportunities in EO Market - making innovation through Big Data platforms”. TERRASIGNA prospected for the workshop’s audience the opportunities to innovate and to better understand the current societal and environmental challenges using EO Big Data and ICT exploitation platforms. Special attention was given to the barriers for such developments as well.

The overall objective of the workshop is to explore Research and Innovation (R&I) actions needed for the development of a dynamic Earth observation (EO) market in Europe in relation to the Copernicus and GEO initiatives (Group on Earth Observations).