Florin Serban

Managing Director, Terrasigna

Dr. Florin Serban is TERRASIGNA’s founder and Managing Director since 2007. He received his PhD in Optical and Radar Satellite Data Fusion in 2000 from the Technical Military Academy in Bucharest. His biography include a long collaboration with the Romanian Space Agency as a researcher and as Chief Technology Officer, and a collaboration with the European Space Agency started in 2000 as consultant and continued since 2007 as Managing Director and owner of Terrasigna, in tens of projects developed for ESA. He has coordinated more than 40 national and European research projects and it is actively involved in data (including big data) processing and service development activities.

Florin is speaking at

Application Track 3 - Data Driven AI solutions
November 4, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


  • Anca Costea (Parallel session chair) Manager, Policies, Strategies and International Cooperation, Terrasigna
  • Codrina Ilie (Parallel session chair) GIS/RS Specialist, Terrasigna
  • Florin Serban (Parallel session chair) Managing Director, Terrasigna
  • Francesco Barbato (Speaker) Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Manolis Koubarakis (Speaker) ExtremeEarth
  • Sergio Albani (Speaker) Head of RTDI Unit, European Union Satellite Centre
  • Emmanuel Pajot (Speaker) Secretary General, EARSC
  • María Ballester (Speaker) Senior Project Manager, GMV Aerospace and Defence
  • Ana Sebastian (Speaker) Business Development Manager for EO Applications -, GMV
  • Alessandro Donati (Speaker) Artificial Intelligence & Operations Innovation Manager, ESA


Scrutinizing the European progress, ongoing and planned initiatives, it  is safe to say that Europe has all the necessary building blocks prepared to assume leadership in the development of a robust AI ecosystem, with a high emphasis on the wealth of knowledge that can be extracted from Earth Observation.
The main objective of this session is to highlight the progress made with all the different components, from infrastructure developments, to faster, more complex algorithms and innovative use cases of Earth Observation usage across Europe. 

From the beginning the stated scope of the Earth Observation working group within BDVA was to build bridges between the ICT community and the Earth Observation one, as we identified it as being crucial in order for the wider community to fully benefit from the wealth of EO data.  Through our EBDVF 2020 session, we share the progress made, the public and private initiatives, the opportunities identified, as well as what are the challenges that lie ahead.

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