Space for unmanned cargo vehicles – Presented by Laurence Duquerroy, European Space Agency (ESA) at the Cargo Innovation Conference, which takes place on June 14, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.
The European Space Agency ‘s ARTES Integrated Application Promotion programme is dedicated to the development of new services using existing space assets (such as Satellite Communication, Earth Observation, Satellite Navigation technologies) combined with terrestrial assets, and demonstrating potential for business sustainability.
The IAP programme is in particular investigating the use of unmanned (aerial, land and maritime) vehicles for different kinds of applications such as cargo delivery. This presentation is aimed at describing the benefits that space assets can bring to this domain, giving examples of applications, and highlighting how ESA can support European players in the development of these services.
About Laurence Duquerroy
project manager in the Telecommunications and Integrated Applications Directorate of the European Space Agency, Laurence Duquerroy is contributing to the development of new applications and services involving Satellite Communications, Satellite Earth Observations and Satellite Navigation technologies. She is in particular leading projects related to aerial and maritime domains.
About European Space Agency (ESA)
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States.
The logistics industry is gearing up for possibly the biggest challenge in its history. Still in its infancy, research and development projects into unmanned cargo initiatives and smart logistics are aiming to bring about massive disruptions in the global transportation industry throughout the entire logistics value chain.
Organisations active in this industry have to adapt their organisation accordingly in order to optimise operations and revenues. This conference addresses the impact of digitalisation of logistics processes on efficiency and profitability.
Focus topics: M2M, IoT, 5G; Big Data; Sensor Networks; 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing; Robotics; Machine Learning; Security; Regulatory issues; Business models and more…..
The Cargo Innovation Conference is part of the first global multimodal unmanned cargo systems event – a two-day event (Jun 13-14, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition: Cargo Innovation Conference; Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference; Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference; Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference; Smart Logistics Expo