The annual User Consultation Platform (UCP) led by EUSPA, is a forum in which the EU Space Programme user community meets to share their experiences, reflect on needs and discuss market trends in satellite navigation, earth observation and satellite communications. The input gathered during the UCP is essential for the evolution of Galileo/EGNOS, Copernicus and GOVSATCOM/IRIS2 systems and the services they provide.
The last UCP which was held during EU Space Week 2022 gathered over 300 attendees from 7 different market segments including Infrastructure, Renewable Energy and Raw Materials, Consumer Applications, Aviation and Drones, Maritime and Fisheries, Emergency Management and Humanitarian Aid, as well as Insurance and Finance.
"The outcomes of the UCP are crucial for service definition and service provision of the EU Space Programme. The input from users allows EU decision-makers and us service providers to design and develop EO, GNSS and Satcom services that bring added value to a broad range of our economy and society," says Head of Market Downstream and Innovation Department, Fiammetta Diani.
The results of the UCP were used to compile and update a series of Reports on User Needs and Requirements per market including for the first time those related to Copernicus and are now available here.
Sneak a peek at UCP 2023
The UCP is a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity that allows the entire space ecosystem to explore new synergies and keep abreast of the latest developments in this fast-paced sector. The Platform’s format allows all the various space stakeholders to share their experiences and expertise and learn from each other, helping them to grow stronger and become more innovative and competitive.
The 5th edition of the User Consultation Platform (UCP) for the European Space Programme will take place on 7 November 2023 in Sevilla, Spain. It will be a one-day event composed of 7 parallel sessions in which users will be grouped by market segment:
- Agriculture and Forestry
- Environmental Climate & Biodiversity
- Public Transport
- Road and Automotive
- Resilient Societies
More details will be announced soon, so stay tuned!
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