By integrating multiple space systems (Telecommunication, Navigation, Earth Observation, Manned Space Technologies) with non-space assets, new and improved services can be created for a wide range of users.
The Integrated Applications Promotion Programme (IAP) of ESA, the European Space Agency, supports the development and validation of viable operational services relying on such a combination of systems.
AP-Swiss fosters the emergence and development of such integrated applications and services with and for the Swiss industry.
The AP-Swiss Opening Conference took place on 13 February 2013 at the Rolex Learning Center of EPFL in Lausanne. The objectives of the conference were (1) to present the current capabilities that space infrastructures provide, (2) to introduce the opportunities offered by the Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) and Satcom Applications programmes of ESA and (3) to identify the priorities, know-how and needs of the Swiss industry, including both service providers and end-users. [...]
[...] discussions at the Conference underlined the following priorities for the Swiss industry: infrastructure monitoring for safety, agriculture applications (yield forecast, insurance, certification), snow related applications (ski resorts management and safety, impact of snow on water availability, flood hazards and energy production), UAV (mission support services, applications). The participants to the Conference also recognized the need to proactively develop a Swiss commercial capability in the sectors of energy and water management, including the induced impact of their exploitation. [more]
15 February 2013
ESA-IAP Ambassador Platform
Science Park - EPFL
Innovation Square - Building I
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
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