07 October 2021 Industry News

ROOM supports virtual technology pavilion for COP26

Organisations working towards addressing climate change and sustainability are invited to attend the Space & Geospatial Virtual Pavilion (1-11 November 2021), to understand emerging technologies and services that enable the use of location intelligence to improve operations and meet global climate targets.

The free-to-attend 11-day online event, organised by KTN in collaboration with more than 30+ national and international partners, is expected to attract thousands of delegates from across all industries and will feature over 30 sessions with expert speakers including high profile senior figures in government, academia and industry, as well as former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network while learning about the role of innovation, technology, and collaboration in supporting the response to the climate emergency and meeting Net Zero targets, using "the power of place". ROOM Space Journal is a leading media partner for the event.

Andy Bennett, KTN's Knowledge Transfer Manager for Space, said: "Space and geospatial data plays a key role in monitoring climate change, with the importance of this data continuing to increase. The Space & Geospatial Virtual Pavilion for COP26 is designed to show that location intelligence is now key business intelligence that enables organisations to monitor, adapt and become resilient to climate change."

Luca Budello, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Geospatial at KTN, added: "With COP26 just around the corner, it's important that we realise that understanding our planet is inherently a geospatial exercise. It goes without saying that there are vast differences between cities and rural environments, and these differences impact business, society, and the climate in different ways.

“There are emerging ideas and technologies designed to leverage geospatial data that will play an essential role in tackling the climate emergency and unlock the trillions of pounds worth of private capital necessary to meet the Net Zero targets."

Alongside KTN, the key partners shaping and supporting the delivery of the Virtual Pavilion include the UK Space Agency, Space4Climate, the Satellite Applications Catapult, Geospatial Commission, UKSpace, Location Data Scotland, Scottish Space Leadership Council (through the University of Edinburgh and AstroAgency), Association for Geographic Information (AGI), ESRI UK, GHGSat, Sparkgeo, Satellite Vu, ACC Clyde Space, European Space Agency, UKRI, Innovate UK, Group on Earth Observation (GEO), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), Ordnance Survey, the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC), Space Academic Network.

The event is also supported by space-focused strategic marketing firm AstroAgency. Head of Operations Daria Filichkina explained: "As a company that works to promote the role of space in solving environmental problems alongside close to 30 global clients, many of which focus on downstream activity, we are excited to support this event. With COP26 happening in the UK, it's an ideal opportunity for leading space and geospatial industry players to highlight the many benefits that come from satellite data and the importance of taking a sustainable approach to developing the sector."

To book your place as an attendee, visit https://ktn-cop26.live/media

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