The 3rd Innovation Days in Tromsø 6-7. December 2016 – Save the date!

Date: December 6-7, 2016
Venue: Linken – SIVA Innovasjonssenter, Tromsø, Norway

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Tuesday 6 December 2016

10:00-10:30 Registration and coffee
10:30-10:35 Opening of the 3rd Innovation Days.
Managing director Øyvind Hilmarsen, Tromsø Centre for Remote Sensing
Prof. Torbjørn Eltoft, Director Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing for Arctic Operations (CIRFA)

Space and UAV policy for the next decade

10:35- 11:00 Norwegian use of civil drones for commercial use.
State Secretary Tom Cato Karlsen, Ministry of Transport and Communications
11:00-11:30 Norwegian Earth Observation policy after ESAs minister conference in December.
Dag Anders Moldestad, Senior Adviser, Earth Observation, Norwegian Space Centre
11:30-12:00 European Space Agency and Earth Observation for the next decade.
Mark Doherty, Senior Advisor, Directorate of Earth Observation Programs, ESA
 12:00-13:00  Lunch

The New Space Age

13:00-13:25 New space and the global small satellite market.
Hans-Christian Haugli, Space Norway
13:25-13:50 Andøya Space Center – a player in the small satellite market?
Odd Roger Enoksen, CEO and President Andøya Space Centre
13:50-14.20 Space Norway’s small sat projects for ship detection and ship communication.
Hans-Christian Haugli, Space Norway
14:20-14:50 Break: coffee, fruits and ice cream

Unmanned Aerial Systems

14:50-15:20 A 360 degrees view into the drone market.
Kris Nackaerts, Service Development Manager, KSAT / Lead Technology Program Manager of Flying-Cam
15:20-15:50 Development of new commercial services in the Arctic combining RPAS and satellite remote sensing.
Dr. Rune Storvold, Senior Scientist, Northern Research Institute and Director, Arctic Center for Unmanned Aircraft
15:50-16:10 Integrated remote sensing for iceberg detection.
Vahid Akbari, Postdoc, UiT the Arctic University of Norway
16:10-16:25 Break: coffee fruits and ice cream
16:25-17:00 Debate
Jan Petter Pedersen, Vice President, Kongsberg Satellite Services
Dag Anders Moldestad, Senior Adviser, Earth Observation, Norwegian Space Centre
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Chaired by  Mr Øyvind Hilmarsen

Wednesday 7 December 2016


08:30-09:00 Visualizations of Remote Sensing Data.
Daniel Stødle, Research Scientist, Northern Research Institute
09:00-09:20 Stylized Volume Visualization of Streamed Sonar Data
Veronika Solteszova,Scientist, Christian Michelsen Research
09:20-09:40 Visualization of offshore seabed and sub-seabed data
Stefan Buenz, Assoc. prof., Department of Geosciences, UiT
09:40-10:00 Break: coffee, fruits and ice cream

Integration of data

10:00-10:20 How add value by systemizing and integrating public data. Private public partnerships.
Founder and CEO Kolbjørn Engeseth, Jupiter System Partner AS.
10:20:10:40 Scientific Platform as a Service – tools and solutions for efficient access to and analysis of oceanographic data.
Morten Hansen, Researcher, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC)
10:40-11:00 Integration of remote sensing and modelling for oil spill transport
Camilla Brekke, Assoc. Prof., CIRFA, UiT the Arctic University of Tromsø
11:00-11:20 Break: coffee and ice cream
11:20-12:00 Copernicus update
Vigdis Lonar Barth, Adviser Earth Science Norwegian Space Centre
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-17:00 Workshop: NCE Space (by invitation only)

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The conference is free of charge. If you want lunch and dinner you have to registrer for it and pay for the cost. For students and PhDs its free.

Practical information

The event will take place In Tromsø at SIVA Innovation Centre in Breivika.

Organizing committee:

Senter for fjernmåling | Tromsø Centre for Remote Sensing
Øystein Hilmarsen, Daglig leder | Managing Director

CIRFA – Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations
Torbjørn Eltoft, Centre leader

With support from The Norwegian Space Centre and Innovation Norway