si-Cluster at the first Copernicus Information and Training Session in Greece
Athens, 10th October 2016: si-Cluster participated in the Copernicus Training and Information Session which held on Friday October 7th in Athens at the premises of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (N.H.R.F). This session was the first of a series of national Copernicus events which the European Commission will be organising at the request of, and in collaboration with Member States.
Dr. Jorge Sanchez, MoB si-Cluster & CSFO Corallia, reffered to the actions taken by the cluster and to the importance of the interregional cooperation in the field of Earth Observation. The session aimed to promote awareness of the many uses of Copernicus data and information, while providing the opportunity of hands on demonstrations and basic training regarding:
- the data and information available
- its potential uses and applications, both generally and amongst specific categories of users or business sectorsThe tools available to access the data and information
- the financing opportunities aimed at fostering market development and user uptake
- the potential uses of Copernicus data and information for start-ups and developers It targets both national Copernicus “intermediate” and end user communities
Copernicus is a European system for monitoring the Earth. Copernicus consists of a complex set of systems which collect data from multiple sources: earth observation satellites and in situ sensors such as ground stations, airborne and sea-borne sensors. It processes these data and provides users with reliable and up-to-date information through a set of services related to environmental and security issues. More information available here.