KEYNOTE 5

The Preservation of Natural Resources through Space

Location: Conference Room 4th floor Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 16:00 – 16:15

 

The exploitation of non-renewable and renewable resources imposes threats and challenges to the environment and our society. The global sustainable development goals (SDG) provide a framework on how resources shall be exploited and how we can use observation technologies for monitoring the environment and the interactions of mankind with nature.  Resources need also to be secured from being damaged by natural disasters. Hence, monitoring and mapping of disasters on a global scale and with regional partners (e.g. South America) is likewise of importance.  Earth observation data, giving information on the exploitation, transport and use of these resources should therefore be available on a full, open and free basis, as implemented by large Earth Observation Programs such as Copernicus. New approaches in big data analysis now allow making benefit from this avalanche of new and free Earth observation data, also for resource mapping.

 

Gunter Schreier

Deputy Director
German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Germany