How can satellite data contribute to city resilience and sustainability? How can innovation take one step further towards operation? Τhese crucial questions were answered at the online workshop “Space for cities: from innovation to operation” organized by EURISY, on the 27th of October 2020, with SMURBS contributing significantly with its EO-based urban solutions.
Dr. Evangelos Gerasopoulos (NOA) was invited to contribute to the discussion about the use of satellite data to monitor Urban Health, giving a talk on “Monitoring air quality in cities: the SMURBS SDG indicator 11.6.2 Earth Observation Platform“. The online platform, that utilizes EO data to assess a specific AQ health-related indicator set within the frame of SDGs (11.6.2), was introduced to the audience, with further discussion about the perspectives and challenges of its use. The talk concluded with a quick round of polls among the audience, that highlighted the perceived usefulness of the service to potential stakeholders.