The Copernicus Relays of Luxembourg and Belgium (i.e. LIST, Skywin, ISSeP, Spacebel and VITO) have the pleasure of inviting you to the 3rd edition of the AI4Copernicus event, focussing on “Earth Observation & Artificial Intelligence solutions for climate change challenges” and which will take place on 25 May 2023 in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg or online.

8H30-9H30 – Welcome coffee break

9H30-9H45 – Session 1: Welcome words
  • Thomas Kallstenius, Chief Executive Officer, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • Seraphine Luneau, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Framework Partnership Agreement on Copernicus User Uptake
09H45-10H15 – Keynote speaker 1
  • Machine learning for the environment: monitoring the pulse of our Planet with remotely sensed data
    Davis Tuia,  EPFL
10H15-10H45 – Keynote speaker 2
  • (c) ALF (Coalitional) Active Learning Factory
    Olivier Dubois, Oscars S.A.

10H45-11H15 – Coffee break

11h15-11h55 – Session 2: Climate change and water security
  • Accurate and automatic flood maps based on SAR and optical data
    Paolo Campanella, WASDI
  • Global scale crisis analysis tool: CONTEC Space Studio
    Heein Yang – Contec Space SARL
11h55-12H35 – Session 3: Climate change and energy
  • Climate and energy security initiatives at SatCen
    Sergio Albani, SatCen
  • Making environmental science environmentally friendly: follow the merm(AI)d
    Francesco Bongiovanni, LuxProvide
  • Satellites + AI for climate action (remote)
    Antoine Halff, Kayrros

12H35-13H20 – Lunch

13H20-14H00 – Poster session and networking
14H00-14H30: Ministerial welcome addresses
  • Franz Fayot, Minister of the Economy
  • Thomas Dermine, State Secretary for Science Policy, Recovery Program and Strategic Investments at Belgian Federal Government
14H30-15H15 – Session 4: Young researcher pitches
  • Swin Transformers and U-Net for remote sensing based surface water monitoring
    Bart Beusen, VITO
  • Automatic built-up area mapping from SAR and optical data with cross-fusion neural network
    Yu Li, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • Use of active learning for object detection task in satellite images
    Tiffanie Godelaine, UCLouvain
15H15-16H15 – Session 5: Climate change and food security
  • Towards the First Global Multitemporal Data Set of Glacier Outlines
    Claudio Persello, University of Twente

  • Space for Climate Adaptation and Food Security
    Kathelijne Beenen, Netherlands Space Office

  • Improved crop monitoring by removing clouds from Sentinel-2 time series
    Kristof Van Tricht, VITO

16H15-16H25 – Towards an EO data analytics platform to address climate change challenges: the needs from an industrial player perspective
Bruno Perrot, RHEA System Luxembourg

16H25 – Award ceremony best poster, Closure and drinK