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Phi-week 2019

Call for the Media: ESA Earth Observation Week (Phi Week)

5 September 2019

The media are invited to Week-Week (being ‘Φ’, phi, pronounced ‘fi’), an international five-day event organized by ESA on the latest space relevant developments, and will take place at the Earth Observation Center. in Frascati, Italy, from September 9 through 13, 2019.

While Earth Observation (EO) is a clear focus, Week-Week takes a broader angle to encompass other space technologies and innovative ICT solutions. The event includes inspiring lectures, seminars, roundtables, a bootcamp startup, side events, and hackathons to explore how new technologies are shaping the future of EO and space.

The event connects multidisciplinary communities, helping them to:

  • get information on the latest trends in EO Open Science, New space and the impact of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (THERE);
  • connect and interact with the new space ecosystem, including scientists, innovators, corporate leaders, startups and investors;
  • discover the latest technology and space trends from keynote speakers;
  • learn about a wide range of topics from Open EO Science The THERE, Blockchain, AR / VR, additive manufacturing and their applications in all industries;
  • innovate by bringing your idea to the discussion about future evolution of EO.


The opening session on Monday 9 September will start at 1:30 pm and provides for special contributions from ESA Director General Jan Wörner and ESA Director of Earth Observation Programs Josef Aschbacher.

The full program and a list of speakers are available at Observação-Earth Observation Week.

In parallel, an intensive five-day Φ-Week Bootcamp will also be organized to guide people through the project sprint process, answering critical questions about design, prototyping, and testing of Earth observation ideas.


Φ-Week will be held at:


Largo Galileo Galilei 1

00044 Frascati



How to get to ESRIN: https://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESRIN/Getting_to_ESRIN

Media Certification

Media representatives with media or press credentials, please register by specifying whether you wish to use the shuttle at: https://www.esa.int/Contact/mediaregistration

Social media participants should check here if they meet the eligibility criteria before applying. We remind you that there is no exclusive event for social networks; Certified social media attendees will have the same access to the event as traditional / online media.

The last registration date is Friday, September 6th, until 12:00.

Follow online

Φ-Week will be broadcast live on September 9th. In the meantime, you can participate in the discussion in ONLINE LAB.

Social networks:

For live updates throughout the event, follow #phiweek, @ESA_EO, @EO_OPEN_SCIENCE, @ESA_Italia on Twitter.

Related Links

Φ-Week Page


ESA EO website


For more information, please contact:

ESA Newsroom and Media Relations
Tel. +3906941801
Email: media@esa.int




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