to: 29 Jul 2020




Registration is now open until 22nd July. This is a free event, however availability is limited so secure your place now and get access to all of the session recordings.

Information services are undergoing a major change due to rapid technological developments. Cloud computing is a central element of broadening the use of satellite imagery for scientific, social and economic purposes.

The aim of the workshop is to present the findings of a research project commissioned by the European Space Agency, Building Trust in Digital Economy, to the relevant stakeholders and further develop important insights into business needs of Earth Observation companies and the space industry.

Throughout focused sessions, panel discussions and break-out rooms we will informally assess the state of play when it comes to the scope of protection afforded by intellectual property and contract law to EO-derived products and services within the cloud computing environment. We will examine existing initiatives and articulate recommendations to increase users’ confidence in adequate protection for their products and services. We further envisage the workshop to harness the involvement across legal, EO, blockchain and cloud computing communities, users and contributors. Technical solutions, such as using blockchain to record the transactions, will be tested in the technical implementation phase of the project.

Live streams begin at 9.30am BST on Wednesday, 29th July. All sessions will be available for replay from 3rd – 31st August 2020.