Brussels, 25 August 2017. One of the many ways in which the European Commission is promoting the Copernicus programme and developing user uptake of Copernicus data and information is by organising Copernicus Training and Information Sessions (InfoSessions) in the Copernicus Participating countries. From September 2016 to July 2017, nine InfoSessions took place, from Malta to Finland, passing by Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic and Portugal. As a result, around 1 100 participants have been introduced to the Copernicus data and information services and have seen first-hand their potential thanks to practical application demonstrations.
To make the material even more available to the public and disseminate this information further, the presentations and module demonstrations were also filmed in a professional studio in Brussels over a four week period. Representatives from the European Commission, as well as from the geospatial industry, academia and scientific community shared in front of the camera their knowledge of the Copernicus programme. All this effort from presenters, editors, cameramen, artistic director, and production team resulted in a total of 68 videos that were released and are available on the Copernicus Youtube channel
This wealth of audio-visual resources covers a wide range of topics. You can find presentations on how to access Copernicus data and information – one of the most viewed videos so far -, tutorials on using data from the Copernicus services and Sentinel satellites; and practical information for entrepreneurs, developers, GI professionals and public authorities on funding instruments, applications and geospatial technologies.
The InfoSessions will soon resume their journey through Europe, the next being in Ireland on 3 November, and in Estonia on 6 November 2017. If you cannot attend an InfoSession in person, we really encourage you to watch our training videos on Youtube, and get started with Copernicus data and information!