Copernicus Thematic Workshop With Private Sector Representatives on Raw Materials and the Extractive Industries

Copernicus Thematic Workshop With Private Sector Representatives on Raw Materials and the Extractive Industries

european_commission_logoCopernicus is a user-driven programme with an important impact on different societal areas involving diverse communities of users. In compliance with the Copernicus Regulation1 , various channels have been set up to facilitate the exchange of information with the different user communities among which the Copernicus User Forum plays a key role.

The objective of the workshop is to advise the User Forum and the Copernicus Committee on the best ways to support uptake from private intermediate and end users and to identify potential research and development needs.

Extractive industry users are particularly interested in satellite images and Copernicus can provide significant added value to the sector. Several tasks within the mining lifecycle can be supported by methods using remote sensing components (and earth observation data in particular).

Copernicus provides free, full and open access to data and information, with specific products that can be derived by both satellite and in-situ data.

This workshop will be an opportunity to learn how Copernicus can contribute to industry, as well as to discover what industry needs are. The aim in the long term will be to build an EU-level community for product and service developers and users.

Practical information:

The number of participants to this event is limited and participation is subject to registration and selection (in case the maximum number is achieved). We advise you not to make any travelling or accommodation arrangements before you receive confirmation of your registration.

The European Commission will not cover travel and accommodation expenses for participation in this conference. Coffee, refreshments, and a standing buffet will be provided to all participants.

Date and Venue:

  • 05 Sep. 2016
  • European Commission – DG GROW – Auditorium (Breydel building)
    45, Avenue d’Auderghem – 1040 Brussels – (Belgium)

How to Register:

Attendance is free of charge.

Please fill in the registration form, save it and send it to:


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