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5th Singapore Space Symposium 2018

15 October 2018 | Singapore (NTU)

The theme for the 2018 Singapore Space Symposium was ‘Space Technologies for Smart Cities’, which was in line with Singapore’s vision of transforming itself into a digital Smart Nation through the innovative use of satellite platforms. The event served as a forum for the local space ecosystem comprising academia, research institutions, government entities and industry players to connect and explore collaborative opportunities in sharpening space technological capabilities.

Event objectives:

  1. Promote research and development activities on the spacecraft bus, payload and satellite applications.
  2. Increase awareness on space industry's direction.
  3. Foster collaboration on satellite technologies between public institutions and industries.

The main topics discussed at the 2018 SSS were the importance of remote sensing from space, the definition of a Smart City in the context of space technologies, data analytics and exploitation and ways to incorporate space technologies into existing practices. This year's programme concluded with a highly anticipated panel discussion by leaders of various organisations, sharing their insights on how the realisation of a Smart City in Singapore could be enhanced through space technologies

The EPIC part of the SSS brought together European researchers active in H2020 with researchers from academia and industry. These inlcuded Hermann Klug from the University of Salzburg, who demonstrated an Internet of Things (IoT) framework to measure and inform changes to groundwater bodies in near real-time and  Chandra Taposeea from isardSAT, who presented the H2020 Project AirQuast- Air Quality services based on Earth Observation data. The aim was to demonstrate European competencies in spatial intelligence, improve awareness of Europe's satellite infrastructure and provide a forum for exchange about future RTDI directions.

EPIC Networking Session

EPIC organised a networking session following the main event (Singapore Space Symposium) at which symposium participants from Europe and Singapore were invited to exchange ideas and get to know each other.