Speaker Bio & Abstract

Stephen Coulson Head of Sustainable Initiatives Office
European Space Agency

Biography"Stephen Coulson has 30 years' experience in the field of satellite Earth Observation and its applications; the last 25 of which have been with the European Space Agency (ESA).
Since 2000, Stephen has been managing an ESA program to support the development of a wide range of EO-based environmental information products & services for more than 400 Public & Private sector user organisations. This work was carried out with the European EO downstream services industry (many micro-companies and SMEs) and was in preparation of the EU Copernicus programme.
Over the last 5-8 years, Stephen has been focussing on developing the ESA cooperation with the main International Development Banks (e.g. World Bank, etc) in order to expand the use of EO-based environmental information into the working practices and financing of Development Aid/Assistance."