Space Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture 

Space Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture

Where space data, connectivity and new technologies connect with the agri-food sector 

Wartehalle, Berlin

25 January 2023

ESA with the support of DLR and BLE - the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, is pleased to invite you to this event which will bring together private and public representatives of the space and  agri-food sector. The event aims to achieve common understanding of key challenges and to instigate dialogue among stakeholders in order to draw up a shared roadmap. 

The event will feature panel discussions and talks highlighting experiences and success stories from existing initiatives within ESA, BLE and DLR. The presentations will showcase how the use of terrestrial technologies, space data and space connectivity can deliver knowledge and enable sustainable services to support the green transition and ensure food security.

The recording of the day can be watched here:


09:30-10:00 Welcome Coffee & Registration

Shaping a Shared Vision
Moderated by Rita Rinaldo (ESA)
10:00 - 10:40
Peter Graef, Director for Applications and Science - German Space Agency (DLR)
Hanns-Christoph Eiden
President of German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)
Nick Appleyard 
Head of the Downstream Business Applications Dept-European Space Agency (ESA)
Setting the Scene from the user point of view
Moderated by Rita Rinaldo (ESA)
10:40 - 12:00
Keynote speaker: Patrick Pagani  COPA-COGECA
More space4agriculture
Thilo Steckel, Claas
A viable sustainable solution to optimize yield 
Tobias Fausch, BayWa
Smart Farming in best practice
Lena Käsbauer​, Farmtastic Consulting Company
Innovative Solutions in Support to the Governmental and Insurance Sectors ​
Axel Relin, GAF
Industry and academia presenting success stories and current challenge
Moderated by Johannes Pfeifer (BLE)
Enabling regenerative agriculture with space 
Riazuddin Kawsar, Spacenus
Unleashing Benefits of Satcom for Agriculture
Osman Kalden, Telespazio
DIWAKOPTER - the experience of the trial field
Dimitrios Paraforos, Hochschule Geisenheim University
AgriSens DEMMIN 4.0- the experience of the trial field
Daniel Spengler, GFZ-Potsdam
Improving interoperability in the agricultural domain: the Gaia-X initiative
Jörg Dörr, Professor for Digital Farming at Technical University of Kaiserslautern
14:50 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK
Proposing a way forward
Moderated by Rita Rinaldo (ESA)
16:00 - 16:30
Robin Ghosh,Coordinator INNOspace Initiaitive & Project Lead INNOspace Network Space2Agriculture, German Space Agency at DLR
Rita Rinaldo, Head of Projects and Studies Implementation Division for Downstream Business Applications - ESA
Johannes ​​​Pfeifer, Project Manager, BLE

16:30  End of the event

02 December 2022
Last updated at 02 February 2023 - 12:00