The European Space Agency (ESA) Living Planet Symposium is one of the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world. Organised by the ESA every three years, about 3 000 participants attended last time, and at least as many are expected this year.
This symposium focuses on how Earth observation contributes to science and society, and how disruptive technologies and actors are changing the traditional Earth observation landscape, which is also creating new opportunities for public and private sector interactions.
The symposium is arranged around 4 themes: Earth Science, Earth Observation Missions, Space 4.0 & Earth Observation, Benefits for a Resilient Society.
Scientific sessions are at the core of the symposium. These each includes five 20-minute presentations and are complemented by poster displays. The papers presented during the sessions will be published in the symposium proceedings.
Many JRC scientists will be attending the event as convenors and/or presenters in over 20 sessions with 29 oral presentations and 20 posters.
The second important activity as of this year will be wider discussions on selected topics in an “Agorà” format. These agorà are intended to complement the scientific sessions with broader discussions among a more diverse audience (policymakers, space industry). The agorà venues will have a capacity for about 100 people and will typically last half a day.
The JRC is organising three ESA agorà:
The symposium is complemented with a rich exhibition, including booths and posters.
Come and meet us at booth 46 to find out about
Booth 46 is in front of the Copernicus booth, to which the JRC also contributes with the Copernicus Global Land and Emergency Management Services.
More information can be found on the ESA Living Planet Symposium website or on the