EU-ASEAN Workshop by on using EU Space Data for Emergency & Maritime Applications in ASEAN
March 25-26, 2021

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EU-ASEAN Workshop by on using EU Space Data for Emergency & Maritime Applications in ASEAN


Inspiring keynotes, plenary sessions, informative workshops, and targeted 1:1 meetings promise special insights and excellent networking opportunities.


This workshop builds on the successful cooperation between the EU and ASEAN focusing on Space-Based Emergency and Maritime Applications. Copernicus and Galileo applications and EU Space technologies will be presented in each domain. Participants will present and discuss specific requirements and existing use cases of GNSS and EO in ASEAN complemented by an intense networking experience. Roll up your sleeves and register now!


The Top 3 objectives of this workshop:

  • Identify opportunities for institutional and industrial cooperation between the EU, ASEAN and their Member States
  • Profit from introductions and networking opportunities
  • Learn about use cases of EU Space Data for emergency and maritime applications

Why participate?

  • Connect with the GNSS and EO community from the EU and ASEAN in a time and cost-efficient way through pre-schedule 1:1 meetings at the event
  • Publish and showcase your service or product offering
  • Look for cooperation, partnerships and expertise

What this event is about:


The importance of Space Data

Space data have become an indispensable part of our economies and societies globally. Global Satellite Navigation Systems (GNSS) and Earth Observation (EO) solutions support early emergency warning and Search-and-Rescue (SAR) services, contribute to disaster risk reduction, and improve our resilience to any kind of natural or man-made disasters. As a result, GNSS and EO-based solutions contribute significantly to no less than 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Emergency & Maritime Applications

Space data applications are limitless and especially fruitful in combination for emergency and maritime applications. For example, maritime vessels use Earth Observation (EO) applications to optimise their itinerary, tracked by AIS-receivers while relying on GNSS navigation data to cross the ocean. In case of an emergency, GNSS-based Search-and-Rescue (SAR) services ensure the relaying of distress messages and the accurate localisation of ships in need.

EU-ASEAN Cooperation in GNSS and Earth Observation

The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have opened a new chapter in their longstanding relationship by becoming Strategic Partners in 2020. This has elevated their partnership with a commitment to regular summits at the leaders’ level. The latest EU-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on 1 December 2020, attended by the Foreign Ministers of the EU and ASEAN Member States and the EU’s High Representative  for Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the European Commission, in its statement encouraged “the exploration of opportunities offered by the EU’s global satellite navigation system, Galileo and the EU’s Earth Observation Programme, Copernicus”, underlining their potential in “a digital economy for their free and open services to benefit transport connectivity, environmental policy, energy and telecommunication interconnections, economic diversification, and MSMEs.”