The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) in cooperation with European Space Agency and Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia provides support for key decision-makers to raise awareness of Earth observation and Remote Sensing use in different areas – regional and urban planning, forestry, agriculture, control and monitoring of marine and emergency situations, as well as the assessment and management of natural resources.
Earth observation (EO) by satellite, airborne and drone-based remote sensing is a valuable and powerful tool for detecting and monitoring various features of the Earth’s environment. It can be made a key component of decision-making process and business intelligence in different industries. Nevertheless, strong effort is still required to foster EO take-up by the public sector and businesses. That includes awareness raising regarding the benefits of the EO data and services and building trust in new technologies.
Knowledgeable and educated public policy leaders, company owners and top-level managers are important players to facilitate the use of EO data and information products. Therefore, IES provides support for key decision-makers to raise the awareness of Earth observation and Remote Sensing technology use for decision making in private and public sectors.
On the October 2020, the Institute for Environmental Solutions organized first high-level training course for key decision-makers “Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Solutions for Strengthening Business Competitiveness and Making Strategic Decisions”. During the recent years, the world’s biggest Earth Observation programme Copernicus has launched a high-end satellite fleet Sentinel. It delivers free-access data on up-to-date information about terrestrial, freshwater, marine and ocean ecosystems that can help to support and boost the development of various industries. The aim of the training course was to broaden key decision-makers and business executives understanding of practical opportunities provided by EO and remote sensing data and technologies. The training was conducted by international team of EO and remote sensing experts.
Read more about high-level training course “Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Solutions for Strengthening Business Competitiveness and Making Strategic Decisions” here.
IES is a research and development organisation which consists of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists who develop innovative solutions for sustainable management of natural resources. IES holds excellence in the research and development of new technologies for natural resource assessment and management, including spaceborne and airborne remote sensing, drones, land-based sensors, robotics, data fusion and machine-learning. IES is a leading research institution in Latvia in the field of Earth observation and a service provider to the European Space Agency. Since 2017, IES is a Copernicus Relay and Copernicus Academy.
The high-level training course for key decision-makers “Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Solutions for Strengthening Business Competitiveness and Making Strategic Decisions” is a part of the European Space Agency programme’s “Plan for European Cooperating States” project “Expanding Earth Observation Awareness Among Key Decision-Makers” (ExpandEO). Project is led by Institute for Environmental Solutions.
Find out more about ExpandEO project here.