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
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: TBD
11:15 TALK: CHAMELEO Projet Marco CHINI, Lead Research and Technology Associate, LIST
11:30 TALK: TBD
 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 KEYNOTE: 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: TBD
15:00 TALK: Gilles ROCK, CEO & Co-Founder, Luxense geodata sàrl
START UP Pitches
15:15 PITCHES: Four Point Space SARL, SkyfloX, Metricsat...
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 TALK: HumanitarianAid1
17:00 TALK: HumanitarianAid2 HERON Friendship
17:15 TALK: Space4Finance
17:30 Best Poster Award (Platinum Sponsor)
17:35 Closing remarks

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Practical Infos

Date: 13 June 2024

Location: Hotel Parc Alvisse | 120 Route d’Echternach | L-1453 Luxembourg

Pricing: 85 €uros

Posters Submission:

Deadline: 15 May 2024


(Title, short abstract)



Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN
Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN

Director of Environmental Research and Innovation department

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