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Space and Security Conference

Space and Security Conference
Published on: 21/05/2014
This event is organised under the auspices of the Greek Presidency, in cooperation with the General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT), the National Observatory of Athens, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Greek Ministry of Defence.
Event date: 19/06/2014 to 20/06/2014
Location: Armed Forces Officers Club “Sarogleio”
Organiser: European Commission - DG Enterprise and Industry and National Observatory of Athens

The conference will explore synergies for both civilian and defence use of space technologies, space infrastructures and space services. To this end, it will address the issue of security in space and space services for security.

To obtain more information about the event, please visit: http://gr2014.eu/events/parallel-events/space-civil-security-security-space or contact: ENTR-POLICY-AND-SPACE-RESEARCH@ec.europa.eu or spacesecurity@noa.gr

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Programme:

Wednesday 18 June

19:00-20:30 Welcome cocktail at the Grand Bretagne Hotel

Thursday 19 June

09:30-10:00 CONFERENCE OPENING

Welcome address
  • Dr. Christos Vasilakos, Secretary General for Research and Technology
  • Prof. Kanaris Tsinganos, President, National Observatory of Athens

Keynote addresses
  • “Linking civil and military space activities”, Dimitrios Abramopoulos, Minister of National Defense, Greece
  • “Union Priorities for Space and Security”, Antonio Tajani, Vice President, European Commission
  • “Space and Security: Challenges and Opportunities”, Dr. Paul Weissenberg, Deputy Director General, European Commission
10:00-12:30 HIGH-LEVEL PANEL - SPACE AND SECURITY: INCREASING SYNERGIES

Moderator: Prof. Kanaris Tsinganos

  • Philippe Brunet, Director, European Commission
  • Dr. Alexandros Kolovos, As. Professor of Space Technology at the Hellenic Air Force Academy
  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General European Space Agency (tbc)
  • Prof. Ioannis Tsoukalas, Member of the European Parliament
  • Claude France Arnould Chief Executive, European Defence Agency(tbc)
  • Tom Enders, CEO Airbus Group (tbc)
  • Luigi Pasquali, Thales Alenia Space (tbc)
  • Prof. Chaim Esched, Director, Space Programme, Ministry of Defence, Israel
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-17:30 SESSION 1: SECURITY IN SPACE

Moderator: Maciej Popowski, Managing Director, European External Action Service

  • “Space for Security: the Space Surveillance and Tracking case”, Augusto Gonzalez, Head of Unit Policy and Space Research, European Commission
  • “ESA Space Situational Awareness Support Programme”, Thomas Reiter (tbc), Director Human Spaceflight and Operations, European Space Agency
  • “Space Weather: when science meets operational needs”, Prof. Ιοannis Daglis, University of Athens
  • “Space Weather Activities at NRL”, Angelos Vourlidas, Naval Research Laboratory, USA,
  • “International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities”, Jacek BYLICA, Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament
  • “New risks and threats to satellite operations”, Michel de Rosen (tbc), CEO, EUTELSAT
  • “Israel’s approach to security in space”, Deganit Paikowsky (tbc), Coordinator of the Space Committee, National Council for Research and Development, Israel
18:00-19:30 VISIT
Visit to the National Observatory of Athens, its Science Museum and Telescopes, view of the Parthenon/Acropolis from the hill of Pnyx
19:30-22:00 DINNER
Dinner at the gardens of the Observatory

WEDNESDAY 20 June
SPACE SERVICES FOR THE SECURITY AND DEFENSE

09:00-11:00 SESSION 2: EARTH OBSERVATION (EO)

Moderator: Dr. Ch. Kontoes, National Observatory of Athens

  • “Copernicus services in support of civil security”, Mauro Facchini (tbc), Head of Unit, European Commission
  • “Monitoring Forest Fires from Space”, Tryfon Daskalakis, Forests & Natural Environment Protection Authority, Ministry of Environment, Energy & Environmental Change
  • “Advanced geospatial techniques for Earthquake assessement and monitoring” Athanasios Ganas, National Observatory of Athens
  • Space and Ground observations for earthquake monitoring from space" Menas Kafatos, Chapman University, California, USA
  • “Geospatial support to EU missions and operations” Tomaž Lovrenčič, Director, EUSC
  • “Future generations of high-resolution satellite imagery”, Thales Alenia Space
  • Georisks and Civil Security“, Gunther Strunz, DLR
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:30 SESSION 3: SATELLITE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (SATCOM)

Moderator: Gerrard Lapierre, Programme Manager Satellite Communication & Project Officer, Radio Spectrum

  • “SATCOM needs for civil security – the example of Cephalonia earthquake”, Greek Civil Protection Authority
  • “SATCOM support to humanitarian aid” Jean-François Cazenave (tbc), Director, NGO Télécoms sans frontières
  • “SATCOM needs for Air Traffic Management”, Matthew Baldwin (tbc), Director, European Commission
  • “integration of SATCOM with SATNAV and EO” Telespazio tbc
  • “Pooling of the European security SATCOM demand”, Patrick Chatard Moulin, European Commission
13:30-15:00 Lunch break
15:00-16:30 SESSION 4: SATELLITE NAVIGATION (SATNAV)

Moderator: Matthias Petschke, Director, European Commission

  • “Galileo –A new paradigm for search and rescue operations, Eric Luvisutto, French representative in Cospas-Sarsat
  • “The Galileo Public Regulated Service”, Italian Carabinieri (tbc)
  • “Galileo receiver technology”, Jérémie Godet (tbc), GSA
  • “Galileo Satellites”, Marco R. Fuchs CEO and Chair of MB, OHB AG
  • “Maritime surveillance”, Prof. V. Anastasopoulos, University of Patras

Conclusions
  • Dr. Christos Vasilakos, Secretary General for Research and Technology
  • Dr. Philippe Brunet, Director, European Commission
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