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. 

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

Powered by Space - Speakers and Topics

The seminar will consist of the Introduction to the Kvarken Space Center and it activites followed by expert's presentation (15 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

Digital Economy - University of Vaasa

Rathan Kumar Alagirisamy

Project Coordinator - Digital Economy, University of Vaasa