27 March 2014. ESPI gave a presentation and participated in a panel discussion in a session entitled "Linking space technologies and user communities - challenge or perfect interaction", at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2014.
The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit is an outstanding international conference and exhibition, dealing with the directions of satellite navigation now and in the future. It provides participants with a broad overview and different perspectives on the latest developments in the field of GNSS. This annual event was held from 25 to 27 March 2014 in Munich, Germany, and featured high-ranking worldwide speakers from industry, science and governments.
ESPI Resident Fellow Erich Klock was invited as speaker and panelist in a session entitled “Linking Space Technologies and User Communities – Challenge or Perfect Interaction?”. Among many other issues the session was dealing with how we can bring benefits created through space technologies to users, how other economic sectors like energy, health or tourism can be addressed, as well as what the challenges, chances and barriers of integrated applications are. In his presentation Erich Klock provided an overview of ESPI and its work and explained how the institute is involved in the topic through various publications and its role as ESA IAP (Integrated Applications Promotion) Ambassador Platform for the CEE region. It highlighted ESPI’s experiences and efforts in identifying and penetrating various user communities and linking them with the space community.