Luxembourg Earth Observation Day (LEO DAY) 2024

Navigating Frontiers in Earth Observation, Digital Twin, and Artificial Intelligence

The Luxembourg Earth Observation Day (LEO DAY) is collaborative conference set against the backdrop of a Nation renowned for its pioneering spirit in the aerospace sector.  

This event stands for exploration of cutting-edge advancements in Earth observation, with a focus on Digital Twins, Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing and the transformative impact these technologies bring in reshaping our approach to Earth observation. The objective is to create a forum where leaders, researchers, practitioners, and space enthusiasts converge to present and discuss recent breakthroughs in the field Earth observation.  

The spotlight will be on Luxembourg's and the Greater Region's distinctive contributions, particularly in new applications of remote sensing data in the humanitarian aid and defence sectors. Throughout the day, the mysteries behind Digital Twin will be unravelled by exploring applications and their synergies with Artificial Intelligence to unveil new dimensions of data analysis and interpretation. 

” Highlight on Luxembourg space companies”, whose advanced endeavours have elevated the country's profile in the global space community and driven innovation in Earth observation.  

What can you expect? 

  • Insights into groundbreaking projects, technologies, and contributions from sate of the art companies 
  • Keynote lectures from international experts
  • Research and Insights showcased by Luxembourg and Greater Region PhD students and early career scientist. 

A session, will be held simultaneously with the conference granting the "Best Poster".

The LEO Day will be preceeded by a 3 days summer school: More details

Enjoy a day of exploration, knowledge exchange, and networking. 



Under construction

  • PROGRAMME (provisional)
  • Sponsoring & Exhibit packages
8:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee  
Welcome Session
9:00 Welcome Speech Lucien HOFFMANN, Director, Environment Dept, LIST
9:05 KEYNOTE address  
Dual-use EO Solutions for defence and civil needs
9:15 KEYNOTE Eleni PATOUNI, Project Officer, European Defence Agency (EDA), responsible for EDA Space Research & Technology activities
9:45 KEYNOTE Andrea MASINI, CEO, FlySight
10:15 Coffee Break and poster session  
11:00 TALK  
11:15 TALK CHAMELEON Projet Marco CHINI, Lead Research and Technology Associate, LIST
11:30 TALK  
 Opportunities and challenges?
EO community in the security and defence sector
11:45 Roundtable Experts in defence sector
12:30 Networking Lunch  
Technological advances in Earth Observation
14:00 Earth observation and Artificial Intelligence: where are we going? Paolo GAMBA, Prof. of Telecommunications and Remote Sensing, University of Pavia
14:30 TALK Sander ROUWETTE, Bid & Project Manager, Thales Alenia Space Luxembourg
14:45 TALK  
15:00 TALK: LiDAR: Supporting future forest inventories Mélina KÄFER, Data Scientist, Luxsense geodata sàrl
START UP Pitches
15:15 PITCHES Filip JANASZ, Managing Director, Four Point Space | Loise WANDERA, Founder, Metricsat | …TBD
15:45 Coffee Break and poster session  
EO for development cooperation and humanitarian aid
16:15 KEYNOTE Zoltan SZANTOI, Land Applications Scientist, European Space Agency (ESA)
16:45 RISE – Remote Images Support for Emergencies    Paolo CAMPANELLA, Owner, Manager & CTO, WASDI
17:00 TALK HumanitarianAid2 HERON Friendship
17:15 TALK Kaspar WANSLEBEN, Director Asset Servicing, Forestry and Climate Change Fund
17:30 Best Poster Award  (Platinum Sponsor)
17:35 Closing remarks  

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Luxembourg Earth Observation Day (LEO DAY) 2024

This event is postponed: more details to come

Practical Infos

Date: 2025 TBD


Pricing: 85 €uros

Posters Submission:



(Title, short abstract)



Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN
Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN

Director of Environmental Research and Innovation department

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