Our first Online Learning Café succeeded well

On Monday May 25th we arranged our first Learning Café “Boosting your business with space-based data”.

Due to the pandemic it was arranged online. Luckily we had time enough to chance the plans and instead of a face-to-face seminar and workshops arrange an online webinar and workshops.

The event drew some 40 participants; among them were both business people and people from public administration. The companies were for example from different branches of technology and information sector.

It seems that the available space-based data and its usage is interesting for a wide range of people and businesses.

Our learning café consisted of a webinar and three different workshops. All the participants were able to rotate every workshop

The program

12.30 – 14.00 Webinar

12:30-12:40 “Welcome and KvarkenSpaceEco project presentation”, Heidi Kuusniemi, University of Vaasa

Presentation as pdf.

12:40-12:55 “HERE HD GNSS Positioning”, Stefan Söderholm, HERE Ltd.

Presentation as pdf.

12:55-13:10 “Space-based business – opportunities brought by space applications”, Kimmo Isbjornssund, ESA BIC Finland

13:10-13:25 “Space data in forestry business”, Johan Fransson, Swedish University of Agriculture and Forestry

13:25-13:40 “ICEYE – Every Square Meter, Every Hour”, Johnny Finnholm, ICEYE Ltd.

13:40-14:00 ”Space-based business – where to get started and funding opportunities” and “Webinar Q&A”, Miranda Saarentaus, ESA Business Applications & Space Solutions, Geowise Ltd.

Presentation as pdf.

14:20-15:50 Workshops

Theme A: Agriculture, leader Antti Kinnunen, University of Vaasa

Presentation as pdf.

Theme B: Geoinformatics, leader Kendall Rutledge, University of Vaasa

Theme C: Positioning/GNSS, leader Heidi Kuusniemi, University of Vaasa

Presentation as pdf.

15.50 – 16.00 Wrap up

Thank you for all our speakers and attendants.

KvarkenSpaceEco project will arrange next learning café in the autumn.

Have a nice summer!