Event Save the date: Space Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture

Where space data, connectivity and new technologies connect with the agri-food sector.

ESA with the support of DLR and BLE - the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, is pleased to invite you to this event which will bring together private and public representatives of the space and agri-food sector. The event aims to achieve common understanding of key challenges and to instigate dialogue among stakeholders in order to draw up a shared roadmap.

The event will feature panel discussions and talks highlighting experiences and success stories from existing initiatives within ESA, BLE and DLR. The presentations will showcase how the use of terrestrial technologies, space data and space connectivity can deliver knowledge and enable sustainable services to support the green transition and ensure food security.

Draft agenda

09:30-10:00 Welcome Coffee & Registration

Shaping a Shared Vision
Moderated by Rita Rinaldo (ESA)

10:00 - 10:40
Peter Graef, DLR-Germany Space Agency
Hanns-Christoph Eiden
President of German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)

Elodie Viau
Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications-European Space Agency (ESA)

Setting the Scene from the user point of view
Moderated by Rita Rinaldo (ESA)

10:40 - 12:00
Key note speaker: Patrick Pagani, COPA-COGECA

Thilo Steckel, Claas

A viable sustainable solution to optimize yield
Tobias Fausch, BayWa

Smart Farming in best practise
Jürgen Schwarzensteiner, Farmtastic Consulting Company


Industry and academia presenting success stories and current challenge
Moderated by Johannes Pfeifer (BLE)

Enabling regenerative agriculture with space
Riazuddin Kawsar, Spacenus

Osman Kalden ,Telespazio

DIWACOPTER-the experience of the trial field
Dimitrios Paraforos, Hochschule Geisenheim University

AGRISENS DEMMIN 4.0- the experience of the trial field
Daniel Spengler, GFZ-Potsdam

The GAIA-X Project
Speaker: TBD

14:50 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

Proposing a way forward
Moderated by Franziska Zeitler (DLR)

16:00 - 16:30
Franziska Zeitler, DLR
Rita Rinaldo, ESA
Martin Walgenbach, BLE

16:30 End of the event