An initiative has recently been launched to explore the potential of new technology, eg satellite imagery, to better detect and tackle waste crime in Europe. IMPEL is supporting this project. A Workshop has been organised for 20 October 2017 at the European Commission in Brussels.
Objectives of the Workshop
Organised in co-operation with DG Environment of the European Commission, the event will focus on:
- Informing people as to recent technological developments and capabilities, and giving examples of
where satellites are already being used by the regulatory sector in a compliance context (including
effectiveness and costs).
- Identification of impact of waste crime problems, and key needs of regulators.
- Demonstration of potential space solutions (including recent trial work) and regulatory interest in these.
- Discussion of potential barriers to using space based technologies.
- Developing a roadmap to move forward.
Brussels, DG Environment, European Commission
20th October 2017 (full day)
As part of an European Space Agency (ESA) funded project entitled “Space Based Support Services
for Waste Management”, Air and Space Evidence Ltd and Telespazio VEGA Ltd wish to engage with
governments, environment agencies, EU bodies and supranational environmental compliance
networks to discuss regulatory needs and the potential opportunities of using space based
technologies to combat waste crime and to ensure waste compliance. The workshop will also be
relevant to Copernicus, the INSPIRE Directive, EU and national waste legislation, the future of the
Circular Economy, the EU Environmental Crime Directive, and national and EU-wide enforcement
efforts, including under the Security Union agenda. It is expected that these discussions would help
lead to further funded trials, with the cooperation of some interested Member States.
This will be a free event. Full programme to be released in September. For more information about
the workshop or to reserve a place, please email Ray Purdy.