Commercial Opportunities of Space Technologies for Jerusalem

Date: 26.05.2017 |

JBNF is proud to announce:

“Commercial Opportunities of Space Technologies for Jerusalem”

with the following experts:

David Kamoun - Head, Space Optics & Remote Sensing Lab, JCT

Amiram Rotem – Director, Ecology Unit, City of Jerusalem

Meir Chen - Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, WITI, Former Director, Space Division, IAI

Eyal Agassi - Head, Environmental Physics Department, Israel Biological Research Institute

February 22, 2017 – 17:30 

JCT Academic Center (Jerusalem College of Technology)Auditorium,Room 405,  Low Building of Applied Physics 21 Hava’ad Haleumi street, Givat Mordecai, Jerusalem

The purpose of the workshop is to explore exciting opportunities for Space Technologies that exist in Jerusalem.

Quality of Life (QoL) is the most important indicator for well-being in cities. QoL covers everything from environment and health to education, freedom, culture and wealth of people.  A city with a high Quality of Life will attract people and a city with low Quality of Life loses people.  Paradoxically, most cities give very few resources to monitoring and enhancing QoL. The City of Jerusalem has an Environmental Unit which would have a lot to gain if it could apply space remote sensing to solve its problems. The data is largely available but requires considerable effort to extract the intelligence required for the many specific applications for maintaining a city’s well being – from pollution, forest fires, illegal construction and dumping, road traffic control, and many others. 

Matching the City’s needs for ecological monitoring to the resources of the newly established Center of Space Optics and Remote Sensing at JCT could lead to breaktroughs not only for low cost city wide ecological monitoring of Jerusalem but for many cities in the world.  The center is led by a leading European Space scientist, Dr David Kamoun, and submits  5 to 10 student research projects a year. 

This workshop will explore whether the Center for Space Optics and Remote Sensing at the JCT could  develop solutions to the ecological needs of the City of Jerusalem. A panel of four experts will discuss this proposition and give their conclusions. Dr David Kamoun will present the center’s capabilities and Amiram Rotem will present goals and needs for ecological monitoring of the City.  Meir Chen  and Eyal Agassi can presents the Israel Remote Sensing capabilities. The panel will summarize by identifying areas where these capabilities could besr address Jerusalem’s needs

P R O G R A M

Greetings

• Michael Horesh - moderator

•  Avi Karsenty – Head of Electro-optics & Physics Department, JCT

Naomi Tsur, Chair of the Israel Urban Forum. Founder & Chair of the Jerusalem Green Fund

Presentations 

David Kamoun - Head, Space Optics & Remote Sensing Lab, JCT

Amiram Rotem - Director, Ecology Unit, City of Jerusalem

Meir Chen - Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, WITI, Former Director, Space Division, IAI

Eyal Agassi - Head, Environmental Physics Department, Israel Biological Research Institute

The event is sponsored by JCT – Lev Academic Center, the Jerusalem Green Fund and organized by JBNF.

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There is a 20 Shekel donation at the door.

Invited Speakers:

David Kamoun, Space Optics and Remote Sensing Laboratory in the Physics Department, JCT

David (Paul) Kamoun received an Engineer Degree from Ecole Superieure d’Electricité in Paris and a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working on several NASA programs. He then joined the European Space Agency (ESA)  in Holland and later joined the space industry in 1988 where he worked until 2015.  At ESA, he was involved with the Rosetta program, where a  space probe was landed on a comet. He also taught Earth Observation in Universities since 1986 until today. In 2015 he joined Mahon Lev where he is now in charge of the Space Optics and Remote Sensing Laboratory in the Physics Department.

Meir Chen – Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, WITI

Meir has a diverse R&D and Business Development experience.

Prior to WITI, Meir served as the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Space Division`s R&D and business development manager, responsible for the division`s R&D activities, its strategic plans, cooperation with international space agencies and with the Israeli science community. Meir served for 5 years in the Directorate of Defense R&D (DDR&D) at the Israel Ministry of Defense, and for 20 years at the Israeli Air Force (IAF) in various technical assignments.

Meir has 30 years of experience in the fields of remote sensing systems, UAV systems, and space technologies and systems.

He holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Electronics and an M.Sc. in Atmospheric Science, both from the Hebrew University.

Awards:

·  Israel Defense Award.

·  Head of DDR&D Award for Creative Thinking

·  Certificate of Recognition by the Head of DDR&D for management of a project which was awarded the Israel Defense Award.

Eyal Agassi - Head, Environmental Physics Department, Israel Biological Research Institute

Eyal Agassi received from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem a B.Sc in Mathematics and Physics at 1986, M.Sc and PhD in Applied Physics at 1988 and 1997 respectively. After working several years in the electro-optics industry in Israel, he has joined IIBR at 1997. He was the head of Environmental Physics Department at IIBR. His current research fields are remote environmental monitoring by optical and spectral sensing, IR imaging technology and image processing. He is a member of the SPIE and OSA.

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