Free and open satellite data supporting innovation in the green management and sustainable development of the urban areas.

26 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 in the smart cities management.

Copernicus is a European Union Program aimed at developing European free and open information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ (non-space) data. In the Smart Cities domain, the Copernicus program helps to assess the Urban environment in terms of air quality, climate indicators, change detections and their impacts on the urban context. The use of these remote sensing data is critical to find adequate solutions to tackle urban challenges and represents a valuable tool for urban planners, environmental engineers and administrative authorities in improving urban management.

Through the sharing of real case studies and the use web tools, participants can explore the added value of Earth observation data coming from Sentinel satellites and Copernicus Services and work on new approaches to urban challenges, management and sustainable development in the city.

  • The course is preceded by a launching webinar helping the participants familiarize with the Copernicus key concepts.
    What we offer?
  • Participants will improve their knowledge in using Copernicus satellite data and services to support innovation in smart cities by:
    Understanding Sentinel satellites, Copernicus Services and their use in urban related-climate challenges;
  • Using key approaches and earth Observation tools for designing or reconfiguring analytics models;
  • Understanding the potential benefit of Copernicus program to address climate challenges in Sustainable urban development;

The course is officially co-organized with the Copernicus Academy Italian member Studiomapp S.r.l 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). MEEO is affiliated partner Climate-KIC since 2011.

Who can join?

The course addresses smart cities users in decision making at many different levels: from Technicians of environmental agencies to local and regional decision-makers, from public administration professionals to urban planners and environmental engineers.

Fees and applications

Course fee: 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: