Updated 21.2.2022 | 05:02

Future talk: Urban sustainability and satellite-based observations

Thu 3.12.2020 | 09:30 - 11:00

Online using Zoom

Urban sustainability and satellite-based observations.
Join the future talk online on 3. Dec!

The Digital Economy research platform at University of Vaasa (Finland) and Regional studies welcomes you to join the future talk focusing on urban sustainability and satellite-based observation on Thursday 3rd of December.

We hope to promote dialogue around energy and material stocks and flows in urban areas.​ We are especially interested in adding satellite-based observations into the discussion of a more efficient analysis of urban energy and materials exchange (urban metabolism). Our aim is to challenge various experts into thinking and discussing how space-based data could be used more efficiently in promoting sustainable urban transition.

If you are interested in learning more about the possibilities of space-based observations and urban transition towards sustainability - you are welcome!

  • The online event in Zoom takes place at 9:30-11:00 EET (UTC+2)
  • Sign up by using the EFORM (webropol) latest by 26.11.2020.


  • Event starts (9:30 AM)
  • Introduction to urban energy and material flows
  • Relationships between satellite data and sustainable urban transition
  • Facilitated future talk with experts
  • Summary – implications for policy and research
  • Event ends (11.00 AM)

Our expert panel: Sirpa Pietikäinen (Member of the European Parliament), Emma Terämä (Ministry of Finance, Finland), Maria Yeroyanni (European Commission), Paul Hoekman (Metabolism of Cities), Mikko Strahlendorff (Finnish Meteorological Institute).

The event is in English.

Digital Economy research platform (University of Vaasa) is an open research platform for interdisciplinary research on innovations enabled by new technology as well as their impact on individuals, organisations, industry and society. Research objects include AI, machine learning, automation and the impact of digitalisation on ways of working, communicating and building business. Digital economy has nationally and internationally recognised research expertise in the areas of remote sensing in the built environment and satellite-based data utilization. Regional studies research team at the University of Vaasa focuses on applied geography that looks at the regional organization of society from regional economy and regional development’s perspective.

For questions and details, please contact: digitaleconomy@uwasa.fi  

With best regards, the Digital Economy team and Regional studies team