Registrations for the 3rd UCP are now open: it’s your chance to shape next-generation space applications.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The EU Space Programme is evolving and so are the needs and requirements of its user community. The 3rd edition of the User Consultation Platform (UCP) will be held on 1-2 December 2020 as part of the preparatory phase of the 2020 European Space Week. The Consultation is open to user communities, industries, service providers and R&D leveraging space for the creation of applications, businesses, and innovation.

The User Consultation Platform (UCP) is a biennial event involving a wide range of users from 12 different market segments. It is a space where users from 12 different market segments meet to discuss their needs for applications relying on Location, Navigation, Timing, Earth Observation, and Secure Telecommunications. New entry for the 2020 edition, the UCP will include other Copernicus users and GovSatCom users in addition to the classic EGNSS ones.

The Consultation is engaging with user communities, industries, service providers and R&D, bringing together expertise and insights from different applications, sharing experiences, and strengthening a EU network of innovators that can strive only by working together.

Building on the central role of users in shaping EU Space applications, the outcomes of the Consultation will help informing the decision-making process around service definition and service provision, leveraging on the unique perspective of EU Space multi-disciplinary user community.

Most of the work of the UCP will be carried out during 1-2 December, in 12 parallel panel sessions grouping users by market segment: Road, Agriculture & Forestry, Maritime & Ocean Monitoring, Geomatics & Urban Planning, Public Transport, Natural Disasters & Emergency Response, Critical Infrastructures, Rail, Mass market, Space Users, Aviation & Drones and Governmental. During these sessions several topics will be addressed including an update on the user requirements, testing campaigns, main market trends, evolution of Galileo/EGNOS, and R&D. A new entry for the 2020 edition will be the addition of other Copernicus users and GovSatCom users. 

On December 7, representatives of each segment will present the outcomes of the panel sessions during the User Consultation Plenary at the European Space Week 2020. During the plenary the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the panellists from the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Insights from the UCP will feed into the future release of the new Reports on User needs and Requirements.

To register click here, and get ready to engage with business leaders, experts and innovators shaping the future of next-generation space applications.