From Copernicus to Business
The third session of the European Earth Observation Program - Copernicus takes place on 13 May, focusing on funding and business opportunities. Participation is free, but registration is required.
This image has been obtained using thousands of images acquired by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar satellites between 18 April 2020 and 17 April 2021 (in descending orbit). It represents a mosaic of part of Europe and allows to observe the seasonal vegetation changes during the reference period.
The Sentinel satellites of the European Earth Observation Program – Copernicus collect data that are fundamental for better-informed decisions to improve people’s quality of life and ensure sustainable engagement with the planet. In addition, Earth Observation data is also an important source for the development of value-added applications and services, and therefore generates business opportunities.
Having first presented the services that the Copernicus program provides, and then examples of applications developed from that basis, the Portuguese Space Agency now organizes a session for the presentation of business opportunities that the European Earth Observation Program creates (See Agenda – Portuguese Version). Participation is free, but registration is required.
This third Copernicus Program information session will be held on 13 May at 09:00 a.m., continuing the cycle of sessions dedicated to the dissemination of the Copernicus Program to the national community. This is part of an action by the Framework Partnership Agreement for the Use of Copernicus by Member State Users (FP-CUP).*
The session is aimed at all those interested in the Copernicus program, whether they come from public administration, academia, researchers or enterprise, including all entrepreneurs interested in creating services and applications in the Earth Observation sector. There are many possibilities: services for agricultural crop management, soil movement detection and infrastructure monitoring, management of port services, and assessment of renewable energy generation capacity, among many other examples.
This session will introduce the existing digital platforms that allow access to Copernicus data and its potential for creating value-added businesses, the available funding mechanisms (regional, national and international), and will also show examples of successful businesses based on Copernicus data.
[ * The FP-CUP is an initiative developed and funded by the European Union that currently includes 48 partners from 23 European countries, including the Portuguese Space Agency, the Directorate-General of Territory (DGT) and the AIR Centre – International Centre for Atlantic Research. It will also include training activities, support for the development of downstream applications in different sectors, and also support for the promotion of SMEs and the promotion of innovation in the commercial segment of Earth Observation.]