Earth Observation Solutions for Renewable Energy
With the European Earth observation programme Copernicus becoming operational, it will be possible to remotely monitor renewable energy sources (wind, solar, water, geothermal, biomass) in time and space and utilize these sources efficiently on a global scale. As these energy sources depend largely on local climate and weather, corresponding information on cloud cover, solar irradiance, wind/wave speed and direction, land elevation, land cover models and other environmental characteristics is crucial in determining the right location for solar, wind, and wave power facilities. The presentation will illustrate the potential of sustainable energy solutions based on Earth observation data by presenting case studies from participants of the Copernicus Masters Innovation competition. In addition, a short outlook will refer to other sectors that can benefit from Earth observation, such as environmental protection or smart city planning.
Lena Klemm is enthusiastic about spreading the word on the potentials of space technologies for business and society on Earth. At Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO), she is responsible for all communication and marketing activities. This involves especially the internal and external communications for the international innovation competitions Copernicus Maters, European Satellite Navigation Competition and Service Robotics Masters; app developer camps; and the ESA Business Incubation Centre Bavaria. She is dealing with a highly diverse range of topics – robotics, energy, or healthcare, for example – with a focus on start-ups and SMEs. From her previous work at Allianz SE and Hansmann PR, she brings wide experience in project communications and event organisation. She holds a master degree in Canadian Studies and Political Sciences.