Annekatrien Debien is the project director of the AI4EO contract with ESA. She has a Masters in Bioscience engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, with a focus on Earth Observation. She has worked as a service development manager, developing satellite-based ice monitoring, at Kongsberg Satellite Services from 2011 to 2015. Afterwards, she started at SpaceTec Partners, where she was in charge of training and information sessions on the EU’s Copernicus programme, and the Copernicus Support Office. Her interests include user education and innovation in the European Earth Observation sector.