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Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 Awards Ceremony
Eight grand finalists have been selected from across Europe and Africa to compete for the top prizes of the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020. The awards ceremony will see each team pitch their innovative solutions that look to improve agriculture and reduce environmental impact with European satellite technologies.
Prize initiators and partners, the European GNSS Agency, European Environment Agency and CLAAS, will share insights into the application of satellite technologies in agriculture both from a policy and industry perspective. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of these grand finalists and announce the winners of the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020.

Our agenda includes:

18:00 Welcome by the European GNSS Agency
18:20 Pitches from Grand Finalists of the European Prizes
• Genuine by Marco Fortunato & Team
• Feasibility of Ocean Farming using Satellite Data by Eva Fernandez Rodriguez & Team
• INEA - RVRI by Sergio Sobrino Arevalo & Team
18: 40 Copernicus land monitoring serving agro-ecological objectives of the Common Agricultural Policy by the European Environment Agency
18:55 Pitches from Grand Finalists of the European Prizes
• Graniot by Pablo Ramero Diaz & Team
• INEA - Harvesting Prizes by An
19:05 How industry uses satellite technologies in precision agriculture for more economical and greener farming by CLAAS
19:20 Pitches from Grand Finalists of the Special Africa Prize
• BAOBAB by Alessandra Mascitelli & Team
• GeoM&E by Piero Massotti & Team
• HerdsAssist by Adeniyi Odunayo David & Team
19:35 Announcing the winners of the Special Africa Prize
19:45 Announcing the winners of the European Prizes

Nov 30, 2020 06:00 PM in Brussels

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Joaquin Reyes González
Market Development Technology Officer @European GNSS Agency
Mr. Joaquin Reyes González is a Market Development Technology Officer at GSA working in the professional high-precision market on EGNOS and Galileo, focused on Agriculture topics. He gained his GNSS technical experience as System Engineer Technical Assistant at ESA/ESTEC, after national and international assignments at innovation projects in GMV and Siemens (Dimetronic). Reyes holds a degree in Electronic, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at ICAI and Master’s degree in Space Technology at UPM.
Hans Dufourmont
Project Manager Copernicus Land Monitoring Services @European Environment Agency
Hans Dufourmont is coordinating the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service at the European Environment Agency (EEA). With a master in Geography, he initially worked for the Belgian national R&D programme for satellite remote sensing. He became responsible for GI-policy development at GIS-Flanders, yielding one of the early legislative frameworks for a Regional Spatial Data Infrastructure in Europe. In 2003, he joined Eurostat GISCO to prepare for the INSPIRE directive. In 2008 he started working at the EC’s DG Enterprise and Industry, preparing the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service. Since 2011, he coordinates the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service at the EEA.
Frank Drexler
Head of sales and services @CLAAS E-Systems GmbH
Frank Drexler is a business school graduate. After completing his university studies, he joined the CLAAS Group as a trainee in 1995 and then took on the role of sales promoter in the international marketing department. He then became project manager for new media before taking up the position of head of marketing communication at CLAAS. In 2003 he moved to the agricultural software provider Agrocom as head of sales. In 2006 he became Head of Sales and Services at CLAAS Agrosystems before taking on his current role as Head of Sales & Services at CLAAS E-Systems in 2014.