Stakeholder event

European Network of U-space Stakeholders Meeting in Katowice

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Support Cell (comprising the European Commission, EUROCONTROL, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking and European Defence Agency), will hold their next meeting be held on 22 November 2023 (10:00 -17:30) in Katowice, Poland. We are extremely thankful to GZM Metropolis for hosting this meeting in Katowice.

The scope of the meeting is to share lessons learned related to ongoing U-Space implementation activities across Europe. Please find the agenda of the meeting below. We invite you to save the event to your calendar and register as soon as possible.

Airhub and MovingDot presented a business model for CISP they prepared for the Dutch Ministry of Transport. They think the CISP role can be performed by several organisations, including their ANSP, vehicle registration authorities, etc. Like other countries, the Dutch are discussing this matter internally.

We developed a high-level business model for USSP, using Strategy Canvas technique, in working sessions in sub-teams. Whilst there are challenges to implement U-Space, the meeting concluded that progress is being made across Europe. Each country is implementing U-Space in a way that meets their needs and constraints. Unsurprisingly, there is no "one size fits all" approach.

We had a lively debate on social acceptance and the need to move the rhetoric to opportunities drones will provide vs restrictions it might impose on social liberties of citizens. Ultimately, the opportunities will need to outweigh restrictions for people to socially accept drones. The group agreed that citizens are likely to accept the use of drones to save lives of people and for providing essential services. However, to make the industry economically viable, use of drones will need to be accepted by citizens to deliver commercial services too.

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Dutch approach towards implementing U-space

Wilbert Ritsema Dutch Ministry of Transport

D-Hive: Drones @ Port of Antwerp Bruges

Didier Decaestecker Skeydrone

Workshop: Impact of weather on delivering U-space services

Stéphane Vaubourg and Andrew Hately EASA and EUROCONTROL

Synergies between civil, security and defence industry capabilities related to U-Space test centres

Robin Garrity and João Caetano SESAR Joint Undertaking and European Defense Agency

SES2+ Pricing Principles for CIS

Lendina Smaja European Commission - DG Move

U-space business models

Toby Enzerink and Alejandra Hertfelder AirHub and MovingDot

Ultra-local weather for Drone & eVTOL operations

Fernando Trolia Slamic Vaisala


Time Session Speaker
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and morning networking coffee  
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and introduction Munish Khurana, EUROCONTROL
10:10 - 10:30 U-Space Implementation Approach of Poland Rafał Paprocki, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA)
10:30 - 11:00

Role of Local Authorities in U-space Implementation. What does it mean in Practice?

Jacek Woźnikowski, GZM Metropolis
Vassilis Agouridas, UIC2
11:00 - 12:00 Workshop 1: Use of U-Space Simulator as a tool to plan U-Space implementation Karolin Schweiger, EUROCONTROL
12:00 - 13:30 Networking lunch  
13:30 - 15:30

Workshop 2: Implementing U-Space in cities: Lessons learned from ongoing initiatives.

  • SAFIR-Med
  • U-Elcome
  • Burdi
  • Port of Rotterdam
  • Mikael Shamim
  • Daniel-Garcia Monteavaro
  • Luc Antoon
  • Niels Kalshoven
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon networking coffee  
16:00 - 16:45

Presentation: Ensuring Social acceptability

  • EU Drone Strategy 2.0 flag ship action 7
  • Innovative Aerial Mobility Hub
  • Jukka Savo and Pia Peitl, DG Move, European Commission
  • Kai Bauer, EASA
16:45 - 17:15 Plenary discussion, and Q&A – Moderated session  
17:15 - 17:30 Conclusions and Next Steps Munish Khurana, EUROCONTROL
17:30 End of meeting  


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