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URBIS24 - URBan Insights from Space

The URBIS24 workshop will gather a diverse community of urban policymakers, Earth Observation researchers, service providers and various end-users.

Taking place at ESA/ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, on 16–18 September, 2024, this event will offer an insightful exploration of urban challenges and innovative EO-integrated solutions. URBIS24 will consist of presentations from invited speakers addressing key urban challenges and insights on latest results from experts leveraging Earth Observation for urban problem-solving and monitoring.

The workshop is designed to be dynamic and participatory, featuring interactive sessions to identify the pressing needs and priorities of urban experts and decision-makers. Through collaborative discussions, the goal is to map existing innovative methodologies and technological solutions while exploring new applications for further development.

The workshop will also include a poster session, providing a platform for participants to showcase their projects and use cases, fostering networking and exchange of ideas. URBIS24 offers an unique opportunity to stay informed about the latest developments in urban monitoring and innovation from space and contribute to shaping the next steps.

The objectives of the event include:

  • gather participants from different sectors, including urban experts, policy makers, remote sensing experts, academia and NGOs, in sharing knowledge, expertise and opportunities of using EO in addressing urban challenges, hence fostering new collaborations among participants; 

  • identify challenges and priorities of urban experts and decision-makers in the context of urban planning, urban adaptation, increasing livability, which can strongly benefit from using up-to-date EO-integrated solutions; 

  • explore up to date results from Remote Sensing scientists and experts and delineate new applications and R&D activities.

The schedule and deadlines to join the event are:

  • Abstract submission opening: January 15th, 2024

  • Abstract submission closure: March 30th, 2024

  • Notification of acceptance: May 15th, 2024

  • Issue of Preliminary Programme: May 30th, 2024

  • Registration Opening: May 30th, 2024

  • Issue of Final Programme: September 1st, 2024

  • Workshop: September 16-18th, 2024

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September 16th, 2024
16–18 September, 2024
ESA/ESRIN - Frascati (Rome), Italy
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