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.  

 

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Art Hall (Vaasa City Hall)
Senaatinkatu 1, behind Vaasa City Hall
Thursday 24 March
09:15 - 11:30

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Powered by Space - Speakers and Topics

The seminar will consist of the Introduction to the Kvarken Space Ecosystem (4-5 mins) followed by expert's presentation (15 - 20 mins each) and a panel discussion (30-35 mins) moderated by Dr. Heidi Kuusniemi

Panel discussion Moderator

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

Introduction to Kvarken Space Ecosystem (9:20 - 9:30)

Jari Ratilainen
Project Manager, Design Centre MUOVA, VAMK University of Applied Sciences

Earth observation applications for the energy sector (9:30 - 9:45)

Tero Vauraste
Regional Director Europe at ICEYE

Earth Observation and GNSS synergies in the energy and raw materials sectors (9:45 - 10:00)

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

Monitoring the natural energy supplies from space – wind, solar, hydro (10:00 - 10:15)

Mikko Strahlendorff
Development Manager, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Fusing satellite data with in-situ observations to deliver ultimate situational awareness for energy infrastructure projects (10:15 - 10:30)

Dr. Ilona Söchting
CEO, Analytics Pika Ltd.

GNSS in Power Grid Applications (10:30 - 10:45)

Jari-Pekka Kankaanpää
Software Design Engineer, Distribution Solutions, ABB Oy

PANEL DISCUSSION (10:50 - 11:30)

The discussion will be moderated by Dr.Heidi Kuusniemi


Markus Ranne
Head of New Space Economy Program at Business Finland
Tero Vauraste
Regional Director Europe at ICEYE
Mikko Strahlendorff
Development Manager, Finnish Meteorological Institute
Hans-Alexander Öst
Development Director at Vaasan Sähkö

Digital Economy - University of Vaasa

Dr. Heidi Kuusniemi

Director, University of Vaasa, Digital Economy
tel: +358294498504

Rathan Kumar Alagirisamy

Project Coordinator - Digital Economy, University of Vaasa

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Tuesday 22 March
Wind & Renewable Energy
Music Hall
Opening of EnergyWeek

(09:15 - 10:30 )

Wind power in Finland – Opportunities and sustainability

(11:00 - 12:30 )

Wind power in Finland – Opportunities and threats

(13:30 - 15:00 )

Art Hall
Circular Economy

(10:40 - 12:10 )

Team Finland: Financing Growth

(12:30 - 15:00 )

The Research Exhibition of Energy

(16:00 - 18:00 )

Meeting Hall
Wind & Renewable Energy – Exhibitor’s Briefings

(10:00 - 16:00 )

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Wednesday 23 March
Smart Energy
Festival Hall
Wednesday’s Matchmaking & Business Lounge

(09:00 - 17:00 )

Music Hall
Smart City Solutions From Finland

(10:00 - 12:00 )

Energy Transformation

(13:00 - 14:30 )

Art Hall
FAIR, electric aviation

(09:00 - 11:00 )

A big deal for decarbonization

(12:00 - 14:00 )

EnergySpin Forum & Innovation Awards

(15:00 - 18:00 )

Mirror Hall
Exhibitor Seminar 1

(10:00 - 11:30 )

Exhibitor Seminar 2

(12:30 - 14:00 )

Exhibitor Seminar 3

(14:30 - 15:30 )

Meeting Hall
Smart Energy – Exhibitor’s Briefings

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Thursday 24 March
Gas Energy
Music Hall
Gas Exchange 1: Decarbonized Future of Hard to Abate Business Sectors

(10:00 - 11:15 )

Gas Exchange 2: Biogas as a Part of Circular Economy – Towards Low Carbon Society

(12:00 - 13:15 )

Gas Exchange 3: Energy Transition in the Nordics

(14:00 - 15:15 )

Art Hall
Powered by Space – Space technologies and energy transformation

(09:15 - 11:30 )

Discussion Forum: State of the EU and the ‘Fit for 55’ goals

(13:00 - 14:30 )

After Work with the Belgian Delegation

(15:30 - 17:00 )

Mirror Hall
Vaasa Gas Exchange exhibition area

(09:00 - 16:00 )

Meeting Hall
Thursday’s Matchmaking & Business Lounge

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