Powered by Space – Space technologies and energy transformation

Sustainable Energy and climate change are some of the most challenging topics that need to be addressed right now. ‘How do we get to a sustainable energy system by conforming to the limitations brought about by the climate change agreement’? And ‘how do we transition to a low carbon economy?’ are questions that cannot be addressed easily. Moreover, the energy transition involves many actors and stakeholders that make finding a solution even more demanding.  

Space technologies and solutions can have a prominent role in addressing some of the energy related challenges. There is an exponential growth of available space-based data world-wide, including Earth Observation (EO), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Geographic Information System (GIS), satellite communication as well as weather and sea state information, both as open source and via commercial data providers. The rapid advances in space technology enabling the wealth of data have opened various opportunities for many industry sectors. This seminar focuses on the benefits and applications of space technology and data for the energy sector – especially  for the energy transformation and a greener future. 

The seminar will also be live-streamed. You are welcome to join remotely via this link: Powered by Space – Space technologies and energy transformation

Passcode for webinar: 378729

Music Hall (Vaasa City Hall)
Thursday 23 March
11:00 - 12:30

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Powered by Space - Speakers and Topics

The seminar will consist of the Introduction to the Kvarken Space Center and the ecosystem (4-5 mins) followed by expert presentations (15 - 20 mins each).

The Kvarken Space Center at the University of Vaasa - Space for a Green Transition

Prof. Heidi Kuusniemi
Director, University of Vaasa, Digital Economy

EUSPA: Supporting Space downstream innovation in the Energy Sector

Dr.Eduard Escalona Zorita
Space Downstream Market Officer at EUSPA - EU Agency for the Space Programme

Space-based technologies and their potential use for green transition: Current and Future Look

Dr. Ali Nadir Arslan
Senior Scientist, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Your Eye in the Sky - ICEYE

Tero Vauraste
Senior Business Development Advisor, ICEYE

Resilient timing from GNSS satellites for the energy sector

Fabricio Dos Santos Prol
Senior Research Scientist, National Land Survey of Finland

Digital Economy - University of Vaasa

Rathan Kumar Alagirisamy

Project Coordinator - Digital Economy, University of Vaasa

Prof. Heidi Kuusniemi

Director, University of Vaasa, Digital Economy
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