Infrastructure 2019 - User Consultation > OBJECTIVES
During the past decades infrastructures impact on societal had to meet rapidly increasing users’ needs in terms of construction of new buildings, transportation, energy, water supply, sewer system and information networks.
Infrastructures refer to the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or other area, including the services and facilities necessary for its economy to function.
In this context, Earth Observation (EO) represents an opportunity for innovative science, applications and information services to face some of these issues as well as a potential catalyser for infrastructures planning and monitoring.
The objectives of the event are:
- To collect and review the main requirements and needs from end-users;
- To review the main ongoing activities, projects, services and initiatives on the topic;
- To assess the potential of space-based EO to address the identified user needs;
- To prepare a roadmap of activities to be implemented in the ESA EO Science for society programme element.