From the 9th to the 13th of September, with the fourth edition of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Living Planet symposium being held, the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh, became the centre of Earth Observation (EO) science. Over the five-day period, no less than 1,700 scientists and stakeholders gathered to exchange information and to learn about the latest advances and developments in European EO science, including developments and improvements in sensors and services.
This gathering provided a unique opportunity to present the G-NEXT and G-SEXTANT projects. A representative of the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen) delivered the presentation in one of the sessions dedicated to the Copernicus Services.
The topic of the dedicated session was determined on the basis of an abstract prepared by the projects’ respective coordinators (e-Geos and INDRA), the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the SatCen.
The main objective of the presentation was to explain the specificities of Security applications in support to EU External Action, to participants. This objective was fulfilled by describing the rationale of the projects and by providing examples of applications and of the first products developed.
Further information about the event can be found here: http://www.livingplanet2013.org/