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With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

Prague hosted the 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium

The 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium followed the previous successful symposia held in Edinburgh (2013), Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004).
The event was held in Prague, Czech Republic from 9-13 May 2016 and was organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and the local support from Charles University in Prague.














The objectives of the ESA Living Planet Symposium were to:


  • Present  the  progress  and  plans for the implementation of ESA Earth Observation strategy and the relevance of ESA's EO Programme to societal challenges, science and economy.

  • Provide an international forum to scientists, researchers and users to present and share state of the art results based on ESA's Earth Observation and third-party mission data.

  • Review the development of Earth Observation applications.

  • Present the Copernicus space component and operational services.

  • Report on ESA’s Exploitation Programmes (i.e. Climate Change Initiative, SEOM, DUE, VAE, STSE).

  • Introduce the current and future planned Earth Observation missions.

  • Outline ESA’s international cooperation in the field of Earth Observation.

  • Provide dedicated thematic tutorials and demonstrations.

With some 3000 participants this has been the largest event in Earth Observation ever organised by ESA.


Sources: Living Planet Symposium 2016 website, link1 & link2





The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.


The sole responsibility for the content of this report lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months

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