In support of CABSAT's decision to provide the international satellite, and broader communications, industry with a platform to network and build business opportunities through an online event in the latter part of 2020, GVF - its members and partners - will again bring a programme of themed content, as a Virtual Summit.
Pandemic has not only brought the world’s magnifying glass to the vital contribution of satellite communication technologies to dealing with such crises, but also to the importance of innovative Earth observation technology and to its applications, some of which have actually been born out of these unprecedented circumstances.
In being required to socially distance, to use communications through cyberspace on virtual meetings platforms, we are actually, directly, experiencing the imperatives of an intensified reliance on internet connectivity that will depend on a satellite component somewhere in the “network”. We also have the opportunity to take a reflective step back, interact and discuss, consider and evaluate, how our communications (and Earth observing) technologies as a whole have mitigated the worst of the effects of the crisis.
In the context of today’s public health circumstances, our communications technologies have been the only resource that we have had at our disposal to enable us to talk about those very communications technologies.We have had to be creative in building a greater digital reality than the one we had before. With the global pandemic continuing to change the world in so many ways, the satellite industry has important new stories to tell.
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