Two parallel sessions of 1,5 hours will be held during The Future Is Today. These sessions will consist of 3 workshops of 20-25 minutes with speakers from different organizations and sectors.


First round sessions (10:30-12:00)


A) Workshop Agriculture I
Chairman: John Bal, ZLTO




B) Workshop Nature
Chairman: Paul Ganzevles – Benego / Grenspark de Zoom Kalmthoutse Heide


  • Monitoring vegetation and prevention of collision with birds‘ by Mark de Haan – Aeret
  • Wildlife Tracking‘ by Dirk Gorissen


C) Workshop Law & Legislation
Chairman: Rob van Nieuwland, DARPAS


Second round sessions (14:30-16:00)


D) Workshop Agriculture II
Chairman: Jelle Lecomte, ILVO


  • Precision farming through remote sensing’ by Koen Mertens – ILVO
  • ‘Use of satellite images in combination with drone images‘ by Tamme van der Wal – Aerovision / WUR
  • Drone data for business optimization‘ by Huub van der Velden – ZLTO


E) Workshop Water & Infrastructure
Chairman: Jarno de Jong, GeoInfra B.V.


  • Experiences and best practises of RPAS application by Rijkswaterstaat‘ by Aad van den Burg – Rijkswaterstaat
  • Do’s and Dont’s in the use of robotics in Water & Infrastructure‘ by Haroen Lemmers and Nick Cornelissen – Waternet


F) Workshop Technology
Chairman: Mario Ferraro, University of Southampton