EODC Forum 2021

Virtual Conference

Virtual Conference


EODC Forum 2021 – June 8-10

We would like to thank the 123 registrants from 77 organisations, spanning 22 different countries for their attendance, as well as for their active participation. It was great to see and feel the support that the EODC receives from the public, partners and colleagues in the Earth observation (EO) community and beyond!

This year the EODC Forum was a three days virtual event that featured presentations from the public, scientific and private EO sector focusing on specific EO developments including talks from ESA, JRC, EUMETSAT, EGI and others. Furthermore, presenters with a focus on technical developments, services and user experience were included in the agenda as well. The third day of the EODC Forum was a special day dedicated to “openEO platform”.  Networking and breakout timeslots during the course of the EODC Forum proved to be an optimal opportunity for community building and networking.

We are already looking forward to welcoming you again next year in person at the EODC Forum 2022! It is tentatively scheduled for June 14th-15th, 2022 at TUWien, TUtheSky in Vienna.


    • 13:30 14:00
      Welcome Day 1

      External welcome notes

      • 13:30
        Welcome 10m
        Speaker: Christian Briese (EODC)
      • 13:40
        Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation & Technology 10m
        Speaker: Margit Mischkulnig (BMK)
      • 13:50
        Austrian Research Promotion Agency 10m
        Speaker: Andreas Geisler (FFG)
    • 14:00 15:00
      Session 1: EODC News & Activities
      • 14:00
        EODC News and Activities 15m
        Speaker: Christian Briese (EODC)
      • 14:15
        EODC IT infrastructure 20m
        Speaker: Tom Clark (EODC)
      • 14:35
        EODC Service Offering 20m
        Speaker: Christoph Reimer (EODC)
      • 14:55
        Copernicus Masters 2021 5m
        Speaker: Thomas Geist (FFG)
    • 15:00 15:20
      Break 20m
    • 15:20 16:40
      Session 2: EODC User Stories
      • 15:20
        EODC's Global Sentinel-1 Datacube over Land - the Basis for the Copernicus Global Flood Monitoring Service 20m
        Speaker: Bernhard Bauer-Marschallinger (TU Wien)
      • 15:40
        The weight of nations - high resolution material stock mapping on national scales 20m
        Speaker: David Frantz (HU Berlin)
      • 16:00
        Semantic EO data cubes - programming-free big data analysis 20m
        Speaker: Dirk Tiede (Z-GIS)
      • 16:20
        Remote Sensing in agricultural claim- and index insurance 20m
        Speaker: Nikolaus Neugebauer (Hagelversicherung)
    • 16:40 17:00
      Comments and Discussion

      EODC welcome
      External welcome notes

    • 10:00 12:00

      B2B to be defined individually

    • 13:30 13:40
      Welcome Day 2
    • 13:40 15:00
      Session 3: Copernicus and EOSC Activities
      • 13:40
        Copernicus Climate Change Service 20m
        Speaker: Richard Kidd (EODC)
      • 14:00
        Copernicus Global Flood Monitoring 20m
        Speaker: Peter Salamon (JRC)
      • 14:20
        EOSC status and future plans 20m
        Speaker: Ignacio Blanquer (Universitat Politècnica de València)
      • 14:40
        C-SCALE 20m
        Speaker: Charis Chatzikyriakou (EODC)
    • 15:00 15:15
      Break 15m
    • 15:15 16:45
      Session 4: European Activities (Destination Earth)
      • 15:15
        Data spaces and ecosystems for research and industry, the EOSC and GAIA-X perspective 10m
        Speaker: Mark Dietrich (EGI)
      • 15:25
        Digital ecosystems for Digital twins of the Earth: the Destination Earth case 20m
        Speaker: Stefano Nativi (JRC)
      • 15:45
        EUMETSAT involvement in DestinE - The DestinE Data Lake 20m
        Speaker: Lothar Wolf (EUMETSAT)
      • 16:05
        ESA and Destination Earth 20m
        Speaker: Albrecht Schmidt (ESA)
      • 16:25
        How to motivate scientists to get involved in Destination Earth? 20m
        Speaker: Wolfgang Wagner (TU Wien & EODC)
    • 16:45 17:30
      Comments and Discussion
    • 10:00 12:00
    • 13:35 13:45
      Welcome Day 3
      • 13:35
        Welcome Day 3 10m
        Speaker: Richard Kidd (EODC)
    • 13:45 15:15
      Session 5: openEO Platform
      • 13:45
        ESA's view on openEO platform 15m
        Speaker: Patrick Griffiths (ESA)
      • 14:00
        openEO platform - Status, Technical insights and Use cases 45m
        Speakers: Christian Briese (EODC), Jeroen Dries (VITO), Alexander Jacob (EURAC)
      • 14:45
        openEO platform - Practical Demo 30m
        Speaker: Michele Claus (EURAC)
    • 15:15 15:30
      Convener: Christian Briese (EODC)
    • 15:30 16:30
      openEO platform - Questions, Comments, and Discussion