Building skills and Earth observation related expertise through Copernicus

Whether you are looking to further develop your technical skills in a new and exciting area, or help your organisation embrace cutting-edge technology to transform their business operations, the RawMatCop Academy is for you!

The RawMatCop Academy, Copernicus for RawMaterials, offers a hands-on approach and shows how to unlock the power of Copernicus for companies, organisations and research institutions along the entire life cycle of raw materials. During the course, participants have the opportunity to work directly with Copernicus’ Sentinel satellite data and open source software to learn how it can be used for:

  • Securing the primary and secondary mineral and material resources needed to transition to a sustainable and circular economy
  • Monitoring environmental impact and increasing safety

*Training endorsed by the European Federation of Geologists

RawMatCop Academy course is open for applications

We welcome professionals interested in developing skills in the applications of Copernicus data for the raw materials sector to join the RawMatCop Academy online course in collaboration with BDG Berufsverband Deutscher Geowissenschaftler e. V. which will be held on 18, 20, 26 and 28 May.

We particularly encourage professionals with background in the raw materials value chain and no or basic knowledge in Earth Observation to apply.

The application process ends on 3 May 2021. Participants are limited to 40 and will be selected on a rolling basis, according to their professional and academic experience, background and motivation to take part in the course.

In this course you will:

  • Learn the basic theory behind optical and radar remote sensing;
  • Understand the possible different applications of satellite data along the raw materials value chain, from exploration, mining and extractive activities to post-closure;
  • Gain first experience directly working with the data on prepared exercises;
  • Apply basic theory and practice to solve simple exercises independently.

The selected participants will be contacted by 5 May 2021.

Participant contribution:

BDG Members and EurGeol title holders: 150€ + VAT
General Public: 200€ + VAT

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About Copernicus

Copernicus is the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme, looking at our planet and its environment for the ultimate benefit of all.

With the Copernicus programme, satellite data from “the Sentinels” are freely available with a high revisit time. This allows a better understanding of areas of interest at a low-cost and in a non-stop and in a stand-alone way. In this way, Earth Observation (EO) methods contribute to a safe and sustainable supply of mineral resources through improving efficiency of operations and monitoring capabilities of major aspects in the materials value chain such as exploration efficiency, exploitation safety, and waste tracking of mineral resources.