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Press Conference on the RACE initiative (European Commission - ESA)

on 04 June 2020

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites you to attend the joint online press conference of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission (EC) about the launch of a new information dashboard, based on space data: RACE.

The Rapid Action Coronavirus Earth observation dashboard platform provides access to key environmental, economic and social indicators to measure the impact of the coronavirus lockdown and monitor post-lockdown recovery.

Unique data from satellites are essential for understanding and monitoring our environment, and are increasingly important for daily applications. The use of Earth observation can help shed new light on societal and economic changes currently taking place owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

The dashboard focuses on monitoring and analysing environmental parameters, such as air and water quality changes, agriculture productivity and economic activity (such as industrial production, construction and transport).

The 5 June 11:00 CET Press Conference will be accessible via Webex and the link will be made available on this page.

The press conference will feature Pierre Delsaux, European Commission’s Deputy Director General for Defence Industry and Space and Josef Aschbacher, ESA’s Director for Earth Observation. A live demonstration will be carried out by Anca Anghelea, Earth Observation Open Data Scientist and former researcher at CEOSpaceTech, the Research Center for Spatial Information at Politehnica University of Bucharest.

For more information about this event, you can visit this link.

Image source: Copernicus