EXPANDEO - Annual Conference of the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies

13. - 14. June 2023
Museum of Natural Sciences, Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Brussels, BE

EXPANDEO, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies Annual Conference is the event where the European Earth Observation companies get the chance to learn about different market opportunities in different sectors while growing their business through networking and other interactive sessions. This year will be discussed how Earth Observation can support policy-making decisions and implementation with reliable and actionable information based on satellite data.


EARSC - European Association of Remote Sensing Companies

Content Description

Integrating technological innovations into policies and legislation can be a difficult task although it is necessary to make sure that these agendas are future-proof and deliver the expected results. It is also of paramount importance to stimulate technological advancement.

Considering that EU policy and legislation should be developed, implemented and assessed in view of encouraging innovations, the Better Regulation framework is critical as it aims at ensuring that policymaking is evidence-driven and fit for the future. Ambitious Plans such as the Green Deal, the Digital Strategy -at the EU level- and the UN 2030 Agenda -globally- can leverage current capabilities as well as drive innovation as they will require an abundance of data and services to achieve their long-term objectives.

However, despite the large amount of data made available and accessible through digital infrastructures, the full potential of existing information has not yet been reached and their integration into added-value services for governments, businesses, and citizens could be improved. The lack of skills hinders this uptake by private and public sectors and there is still an increasing need for awareness of their potential usefulness for the development, implementation, and assessment of many EU policies.

All these initiatives and many more like the Urban Agenda for the EU, Common European Data Spaces, Partnerships, etc., will be discussed in the two days of EXPANDEO!

This a great opportunity to learn from policy experts about current key EU Policy domains and how EO (Earth Observation) can be a crucial enabling tool, better understand the needs of different sectors, explore the evolution of the underlying infrastructure, the optimal uptake of EO and modern ways to raise awareness on key topics with the help of EO, exchange with your colleagues, connect with old friends, find new partners and build strong relationships.


13th of June

  • 9:30 Registration & Welcome Coffee
  • 9:40 Policies driving innovation
    Keynote Speech - Opening Remarks Tbd
  • 10:00 Setting the scene - green deal dialogue Tbd
  • 10:05 Achieving carbon removals targets Tbd
  • 10:45 Collaborative Approaches to Methane Monitoring Tbd
  • 11:30 Coffee Break & Networking
  • 12:00 Implementing the New EU Forest Monitoring Framework Tbd
  • 12:45 Unlocking the Full Potential of EO in Green Deal
    Keynote Speech – Wrapping up the 1st part of the day Tbd
  • 13:00 Lunching together & Networking
  • 14:00 Strengthening International Partnerships
    Keynote Speech Tbd
  • 14:20 Assessing Progress Towards Sustainable Development Tbd
  • 15:00 From Vision to Action – Partnerships Addressing Environmental & Social Challenge Tbd
  • 15:45 Coffee Break & Networking
  • 16:00 Supporting the Skills for the Twin Transition Tbd
  • 16:45 Boosting Europe's Competitiveness to Deliver Climate Neutrality
    Keynote Speech - Wrapping up the 2nd part of the day Tbd
  • 17:00 Closing remarks of the 1st Day of EXPANDEO 2023
  • 18:00 - 21:00 EARSC AWARDS Ceremony

14th of June

  • 9:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee
  • 9:30 Annual General Meeting (only for EARSC Members)
  • 10:30 Coffee break / Networking
  • 11:00 EO For Green Deal Policies
  • 12:30 Lunching together / Networking
  • 13:30 Green Deal Data Space – business value for the private sector
    Workshop by GREAT Project
  • 15:00 Coffee break / Networking
  • 15:30 Green Deal implementation on a local level – (HARMONIA) meeting with European cities 
    Workshop by HARMONIA project.
  • 16:30 - 17:00 End of EXPANDEO 2023

Compact Agenda (tbd)

Previous EXPANDEO Events


Participant Information

Online Registration

Contact Address

EARSC - European Association of Remote Sensing Companies

E-mail: info@earsc.org