SatCen Deputy Director Giuseppe D'Amico opened the BiDS’17 Conference
The 3rd edition of the Big Data from Space Conference (jointly organised by ESA, SatCen and JRC, and hosted by CNES) brought together in Toulouse around 500 participants interested in exploiting massive spatio-temporal Earth and Space observation data.
The Conference was co-chaired by Sergio Albani (SatCen), Jean-Pierre Gleyzes (CNES), Pier Giorgio Marchetti (ESA) and Pierre Soille (JRC).
Opening the conference, a series of institutional talks were delivered by the ESA, SatCen, CNES and the European Commission. In his opening speech, the SatCen Deputy Director Giuseppe D’Amico highlighted the main challenges and issues in the Space and Security domain, pointing out the added value coming from Big Data and related technologies as well as the need of operational solutions tailored to user needs. He put particular focus on the key role that cooperation activities play in the Space and Security domain, and the efforts made by the SatCen RTDI Unit to increase R&I capacities in support to operations.
Conference materials are available on the conference website: www.bigdatafromspace2017.org.