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The Copernicus Training and Information Session to be held on 14 November 2018 in Vienna, Austria, is part of a series of national Copernicus events. The European Commission is organising the Sessions at the request of, and in collaboration with countries involved in the Copernicus Programme.

The event aims to promote awareness of the many uses of Copernicus data and information, while providing the opportunity for 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 (Public Authorities , Entrepreneurs, etc.) or business sectors (Copernicus for Land Monitoring, Atmosphere Monitoring etc.);
  • The tools available to access the data and information.

The Copernicus Training and Information Session targets both Copernicus “intermediate” end users (technical) and end user communities (non-technical).

For more information, please refer to the Agenda below.


These events are open and free to registered participants.

The registration is now closed.


Unless mentioned differently on the agenda below, presentations will be given in German.




Date:               Wednesday 14/11/2018

Language:      English, German

Cost:               Free of charge


Venue:          Urania








Draft Agenda

08:30 - 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee / Registrierung und Willkommenskaffee
09:00 - 10:30
Introduction to Copernicus – Land monitoring / Copernicus allgemein – Landoberfläche


  • Begrüßung
  • Copernicus - das Europäische Erdbeobachtungsprogramm (Europäische Kommission)
  • Der Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS) - ein Überblick (GAF, EC Kontraktor)
  • Diskussion
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break / Kaffeepause
11:00 - 12:30
Land Monitoring - Concrete Examples / Landoberfläche – konkrete Beispiele


  • Überwachen von Gefahren und Belastungen für Natura 2000 Schutzgebiete (GAF, EC Kontraktor)
  • Two examples of applications in the field of energy: visual impact assessment in wind farms & prognosis of biomass (presentation in English) (Noveltis, EC Contractor)
  • Bodenfeuchtemonitoring in Österreich – Grundlage für Umweltanwendungen (BMNT)
  • Diskussion
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break / Gemeinsame Mittagspause
13:30 - 15:00
Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring / Klimawandel und Atmosphäre


  • Overview of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) portfolio (presentation in English) (Telespazio Vega, EC Contractor)
  • Der Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) - ein Überblick (GAF, EC Kontraktor)
  • Tief durchatmen mit den CAMS Downstream Diensten (GAF, EC Kontraktor)
  • Satellitendaten unterstützen das Luftqualitätsmanagement in Österreich (ZAMG)
  • Diskussion
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break / Kaffeepause
15:30 - 17:00
How do I get to the data and information on products? / Wie komme ich zu den Daten und Informationsprodukten?


  • Einführung in den Zugang zu Copernicus Daten (Copernicus Support Office, EC Kontraktor)
  • Österreichische Initiativen zum Copernicus Datenzugang (EODC)
  • Österreichische Copernicus Data Cube Initiativen (EODC and Z_GIS)
  • Diskussion
End of meeting / Ausklang


Vienna International Airport is about 16 km east of Vienna in Schwechat.

The city center can be reached quickly and in comfort by public transport (trains, buses).

More information on the different available options can be found here.


Contact Information

Name and contact details of local coordinator

Mag. Christian Fuchs


T: +43 1 71162 653214

Email: christian.fuchs [at]


Dr. Thomas Geist


T: +43 5 7755 3310

Email: thomas.geist [at]


Organising team:

Eliott Moreau

Copernicus Support Office / FDC

T: +33 1 53 66 11 11

Email: eliott.moreau [at]


Annekatrien Debien

Copernicus Support Office / SpaceTec Partners

T: +32 488 48 51 70

Email: debien [at]