The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is dedicated to promoting the art of music, and its Beethoven Hall is the center of the city’s musical life. On a social level, Bonn is a very active city with many art galleries, gardens and a lively nightlife.
One of Germany’s top conference cities, Bonn is home to numerous international organisations and several UN agencies, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The 1,233-kilometer (766-mile) Rhine flows from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea, passing through Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, France, Germany and the Netherlands. In the picture, it flows from the bottom right to the top left.
Along the river is one of the most modern conference centers in Europe: the World Congress Center Bonn. One of the world’s largest Earth observation conferences – ESA’s “Living Planet Symposium” will take place from 23-27 May 2022 in Bonn, Germany. Held every three years, the symposium brings together scientists and researchers from around the world, as well as industry and users of Earth observation data, to present and discuss the latest discoveries in Earth science. Supported by the German Aerospace Center, this week-long event focuses on how Earth observation can contribute to science and society. There are more than 240 scientific meetings on Earth observation science and satellite missions, and there will be a wide range of conferences focusing on advances in artificial intelligence, digital twins of the Earth, business opportunities benefiting from the space industry, upcoming Eurospace in 2022 Local Council of Ministers, and more.
This image also appears in the “Earth in Space” video program embedded above, captured by the Copernicus Sentinel 2 mission. With its high-resolution optical camera, it can shoot to a ground resolution of up to 10 meters.