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Video course on SNAP using EU flagship COPERNICUS satellite program is available in on "GIS and Earth Observation University".
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A list of incoming Copernicus related events in October and November 2017:

>>Copernicus related events in October and November 2017


The 16th meeting of the Copernicus User Forum which will take place in Brussels on Tuesday, 13 October 2017 from 9:00 to 17:15.
>>Meeting page


Copernicus Marine Week, a major event to present Copernicus Marine Service activities and achievements and discuss its future plans, will be held in Brussels between 25 - 29 September.

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European GEO Workshop will take place in Helsinki between 19-21 June 2017. The purpose of the conference is to bring together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The event is a forum to exchange ideas and inform participants about work and initiatives undertaken in the context of GEOSS.

>>More information and registration


An united spatial data platform for public administration is one of the Finnish government’s priority projects and is funded thru the Ministry of agriculture and forestry. The aim of this project is to harmonise and bring together various data storages concerning spatial data collected by different government and public sector entities and make them more easily available for both general public and commercial use. The project consist of eight sub-projects each concentrating on different themes.

The sub-project "Distribution and processing of satellite imagery" aims to create the basis for automation of invigilation and environmental monitoring services carried out by different governmental administrations. Additionally increasing Finnish exports from small and medium-sized enterprises working in the field of remote sensing is aspired. To fulfil these goals we would like to know how aware you are about currently available satellite data products and for what sort of data and products there is demand.

Below is a link to questionnaire, answering should take about 10 min. Questionnaire will be open until 22.5. We would be thankful if you could help us by participating.


The 14th meeting of the Copernicus User Forum which will take place in Brussels on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 from 9:00 to 17:45.
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The European Commission has just launched a new Call for proposals to support cluster internationalisation: "Cluster Go International".

The objective of this action is to support cluster and business network collaborations across Europe, through the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnerships, in order to promote their internationalisation in third-country markets. A specific part of the call (Strand 1.b) is reserved for clusters and business networks in the downstream Earth Observation sector. It offers the possibility two EO cluster collaborations to receive project funding to set up a joint internationalisation strategy under the first phase of the action (duration 12 to 24 months). Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to subsequently apply for a second phase focused on the implementation their joint internationalisation strategy. Participation in the second phase will be subject to application in forthcoming calls for Cluster Go International activities.

>>The call for proposals is open until 23 May 2017.


In the context the Copernicus user uptake strategy, and following the Workshop on internationalisation of Earth Observation companies held last November, we are pleased to inform you that the European Commission has launched a new project to support SME Internationalisation, "Ready2Go". This project will provide coaching and support to 80 selected SMEs wishing to expand their business outside the EU. Ready2Go is intended to benefit a broad range of industries (including ICT, environment, intelligent energy) and we have worked to ensure that innovative SMEs in space-related domains are also amongst the targeted sectors. It is a major opportunity for SMEs providing EO services to receive hands-on support to go international, including tailored coaching to develop international business plans and specific B2B matchmaking opportunities.

The focus will be on five target countries and markets: Cameroon, Canada, Chile, India and United States – with some flexibility to consider Argentina or Egypt as alternatives. This first test project will then contribute to the preparation of a Guidebook on Internationalisation training.

>>The call for applicants is open until 31 March 2017.
>>Ready2Go Infographic

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