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

Who should apply

  • Entrepreneurs and industry professionals from the exploration, mining and processing sectors who are looking for innovative techniques to monitor and manage raw materials in their organisation.
  • We also welcome geoscientists, development and environmental experts, researchers, master and doctoral students working in the raw materials sector as well as remote sensing practitioners interested in learning raw materials applications.

I found that the course was very rich in content and I also met great people with different backgrounds. The biggest takeaway from participating was discovering the huge potential for Copernicus applications waiting for exploitation.

Dr Pavlos Tyrologou, External Relations Officer at the European Federation of Geologists

What if there was a whole universe of untapped data that could transform your career, business, and the world — if only you knew how to use it?

Copernicus is a free resource for satellite Earth Observation data, and learning how to use it means big things for raw materials professionals, like improved monitoring capacity and increased exploration efficiency and safety, while contributing to a more sustainable supply of mineral resources.

The RawMatCop Academy provided me with a good understanding of the potential uses of Copernicus-derived technology for business operations. We are now using the knowledge acquired in Bologna to demonstrate to clients the great potential of combining IoT with Copernicus data.

Dr Andrea Bartoli, Director Of Business Development at Worldsensing

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 the 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.

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