Day 1

21 April
Wednesday
14:30

(CET)

Opening Ceremony

Welcome Message by HELENA SILVA, CTO of CEiiA

Introductory Speech
MANUEL HEITOR, Portuguese Minister of Science Technology and Higher Education

Keynote Speaker
MARIYA GABRIEL, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth


15:10

16:25

(CET)

BLOCK 1 – UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE CHANGE

Panel 1: CLIMATE DISRUPTIONS – UNDERSTAND AND PREPARE

Keynote Speaker
PATRICK CHILD, Deputy Director-General: Implementation, Impact & Sustainable Investment Strategies, DG for Research and Innovation, European Commission; Co-chair of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO)
Preparing for climate disruptions: the role of EU-supported space assets

AZEEM AZHAR, Founder of Exponential View
Exponential Age

CARLO BUONTEMPO, Director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service at ECMWF
Copernicus Climate Change Service and the operationalisation of climate service provision

SUSANNE MECKLENBURG, Head of the European Space Agency Climate Office
ESA’s Climate Change Initiative: supporting climate science from space

HELENA MARTINS, Science Communicator at Rossby Centre, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
We need to talk about climate change

Q&A (15 minutes)


16:30

17:55

(CET)

BLOCK 2 – THE ROAD TO 2030

Panel 2: THE ROADMAP FOR A DIGITAL AND GREENER EARTH

Introductory Speech by Joana Mendonça, President Elected of ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação, the Portuguese Innovation Agency

Keynote Speaker
JESSIKA TRANCIK, Associate Professor in the Institute for Data, Systems and Society at MIT, USA
Data-informed clean energy and climate solutions

RICARDO CONDE, President of the Portuguese Space Agency
The challenge of EO Environment Open Data for the development of new applications

ISABEL FRANCO TRIGO, Coordinator of Earth Observation Unit at Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, the Portuguese National Meteorological Service
Monitoring Land Surfaces in a Changing World – Challenges for Satellite Observations

GREGORY JENKINS, Professor at Penn State University, USA
Supporting Climate Justice from Space-Borne observations on a warming planet

MIGUEL BELLÓ, CEO at AIR Centre
The AIR Centre: International Collaboration for a Digital and Greener Atlantic

Q&A (15 minutes)

Day 2

22 April
Thursday
10:00

11:15

(CET)

BLOCK 3 – CLIMATE ACTION TOWARDS RESILIENCE

Panel 3: RESILIENCE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES – ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION

Keynote Speaker
PHILIPPE TULKENS, Acting Head of Unit Climate and Planetary Boundaries, DG for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Dealing with Climate Change in the next 10 years and the role of space data

KIRSTEN DUNLOP, CEO at EIT Climate-KIC

NUNO CARVALHAIS, Scientist, Leader of the Model-Data Integration Group of the Department Biogeochemical Integration at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Challenges and opportunities in learning Earth system dynamics from observational networks

CELESTE PEREIRA, Space Business Leader at Optimal Structural Solutions
Space Hardware is taking care of our planet

RICARDO GALVÃO, Professor at São Paulo University, Brazil
An Internationally Coordinate System for Satellite Monitoring of Major Forests

Q&A (15 minutes)


11:25

12:40

(CET)

BLOCK 4 (Part 1) – ENABLING SOLUTIONS FOR CLIMATE TRANSITION

Panel 4: SCIENCE AND INNOVATION ENABLING SOLUTIONS

Keynote Speaker
HELENA PEREIRA, President of the Governing Board, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Climate challenges – innovation and solutions supported by European and national funding instruments

MARIA JOÃO COSTA, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Earth Remote Sensing Laboratory, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Évora
Atmospheric monitoring using remote sensing in support of climate science

JOANA GASPAR DE FREITAS, Environmental Historian, Centre for History of the University of Lisbon
Building Dunes, a green solution for rising seas? Perspectives from Fiction, History and Science

ZAFEIRIS KOKKINOGENIS, Data Scientist, Collaboration Unit ‘Smart & Sustainable Living’, CEiiA
CEiiA’s view on Smart & Sustainable Living

SOFIA CERASOLI, Assistant Professor Forest Research Centre, School of Agriculture University of Lisbon
Proximal and remote sensing for forest monitoring

Q&A (15 minutes)


14:00

15:25

(CET)

BLOCK 4 (Part 2) – ENABLING SOLUTIONS FOR CLIMATE TRANSITION

Panel 5: INDUSTRY AND NEW BUSINESS MODELS

Keynote Speaker
MAURO FACCHINI, Head of Unit Earth Observation, DG for Defence Industry and Space, European Commission
Leveraging Copernicus products and services and its role in the Climate Transition as part of the European Green Deal

MASSIMO COMPARINI, Deputy CEO and Senior Executive Vice President Observation, Exploration & Navigation Business Line at Thales Alenia Space
Space technologies for a sustainable Earth: status and road ahead

ANA PINHEIRO PRIVETTE, Lead, Amazon Sustainability Data initiative at Amazon
Making open data count

ERNEST TEYE MATEY, Outreach Manager at Space Systems Technology Laboratory of All Nations University, Ghana
The crosslink between a competitive and a collaborative Space business approach

CARLA FILOTICO, Partner at SpaceTec Partners
Emerging space capabilities and services for a greener economy

PAULO GONÇALO, CEO at Ultimate Power
Ultimate Cell – Save fuel, help the environment

Q&A (15 minutes)


15:30

16:50

(CET)

BLOCK 5 – YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

Panel 6: YOUNG GENERATIONS – CORE PLAYERS FOR A GREENER AND CLIMATE RESILIENT SOCIETY

Keynote Speaker
CASSIA MORAES, Founder and CEO at Youth Climate Leader
Innovative solutions for overcoming the climate crisis and creating opportunities “from space down to earth”

RAQUEL GAIÃO SILVA, Executive Advisor at Bluebio Alliance
How youth can contribute with blue sustainable solutions to fight the climate crisis

SARA APARÍCIO, Earth Observation Data Scientist at Solenix for European Space Agency
A golden age for Earth observation – opportunities from Space to address climate change

DAVID DAO, PhD student at ETH Zurich, Climate Change AI and founder of GainForest
Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to help restore the Natural World

ANA NORONHA, Executive Director at Ciência Viva
Climate science from space: it is never too early to start

BRANDON LESHCHINSKIY, Master’s student, Dep. Aeronautics & Astronautics and Technology & Policy Program, MIT, USA
EarthDNA: Connect, Empower, Engage

Q&A (15 minutes)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101035497