25 October 2017

Bologna Italy

An intensive one day course that aims at promoting the awareness and the knowledge of Copernicus services and geospatial data products with Environmental Data Modeling and Geo computation.

About the workshop

Copernicus is a European Union Programme aimed at developing European free and open information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ (non-space) data to help service providers, public authorities and other international organisations improve the quality of life for the citizens of Europe. Copernicus, in particular, helps to assess agricultural land uses, change detections and their impacts on biodiversity and landscapes so to help public authorities and farmers improve farm management and policies by monitoring agricultural pressures on natural resources.

Through the presentation of case studies, real experiences and web tools, participants from public and private sectors can learn how to use these innovative approaches and take advance so to develop successful sustainable business. This course, in particular, wants to provide knowledge and insight to explore sustainable agriculture challenges, by using earth observation added-value data coming from Sentinel satellites and Copernicus Services.

The course is preceded by a launching webinar helping the participants familiarize with the Copernicus key concepts.

The course is officially co-organized with the Copernicus Academy Italian member Studiomapp srl and ASTER and it is led by Marco Folegani, Managing Director of the Italian private company MEEO S.r.l , partner of the European Space Agency (ESA).


What can we offer?

Participants will improve their knowledge on systemic approaches in using Copernicus satellite data and monitoring services in combination with some open source tools for image and data process, to support innovation in sustainable agri-business by:

  • Understanding what Sentinel satellites and Copernicus Services are, why they are important and how they relate to the green and climate challenges;
  • Using key approaches and tools for designing new analytics models or reconfiguring existing ones based on earth observation;
  • Implementing sustainability-oriented methodologies to address climate challenges in agriculture activities


Further Information is in the Infopack.


Who can join?

The course addresses agricultural users in decision making at many different levels: from farmers to large corporate managers, from Agronomists/Technicians consultants to governmental officers dealing with Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and rural development, from Agri-business economist/experts to Insurance brokers.


Fees and applications

Fee of the whole course: 400 EUR

  • Course fees cover participation in the workshop, workshop material, boarding during the workshop and any site vists.
  • A 50 % discount on the regular fee is available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs.
  • Participation can be cancelled free of charge until four weeks before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. 50% of course fees are payable in case of cancellation later and up until one week before the course. Full fees apply in the case of cancellation less than one week before the course.


Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Grant application

Grant applications are possible for participants of EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) including citizens of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Grants cover the participation fee, workshop material, boarding during the workshop and any site vists.


Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. Early applications are advised. The deadline for registration is 10 October 2017.

For further enquiries, please contact Paola Valandro: paola.valandro@climate-kic.org