Copernicus Connection Launch Event

By Eurisy

Outreach Event


At 11:00
At 12:00


– Organiser: Eurisy
– Condition to participate: Registration
– Language: English
– Virtual or in-person: Virtual

The launch event of the Copernicus Connection project will present the objectives, activities and partners of the project to public and private organisations and explain how these can profit from it.

The Copernicus Connection project will target French, German and Swiss local and regional authorities to raise their awareness of the uses of Copernicus satellite data to improve territorial management at local, regional and cross border levels. Moreover, local administrators will be trained on the use of Copernicus satellite data and will be exposed to existing operational satellite-based services. A spatial indicator for urban planning based on Copernicus satellite data will also be co-designed by cross-border regions.

The project has a duration of 20 months and is carried out with funding from the Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement between the European Commission and Copernicus Participating States. The initiative is overseen by CNES in the frame of the “Connect-by-CNES” programme.


Chair: Grazia Fiore, Eurisy

11:00 – 11:15 Welcome and introductions

Robin Faivre, French Space Agency (CNES), Overview of project objectives, activities, and target audiences
Seraphine Luneau, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Introduction to the Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement (FPCUP) and involvement of German Local and Regional Authorities in Copernicus Connection

11:15 – 11:50 Presentation of the actions by the project partners

Grazia Fiore, Eurisy, Our project website and social media pages
Nadine Tholey, Regional Image Processing and Remote Sensing Service (SERTIT), Copernicus for cross-border territorial planning
Nicolas Bellec, IRISPACE, Training and access to Copernicus data on Brittany for public and private entities interested in territorial management

11:30 – 11:35 Q&A

Catalina Rodriguez, Copernicus Connection – Bridging the gap between buyers and suppliers​, Aerospace Valley
Sophie Cordillet, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, Copernicus City Award Initiative
Eleonora Gorobivschi, SafeCluster, Organisation of a regional workshop in the Sud-PACA region on available resources and use cases to LRAs and identification of SMEs and public end users participating to the workshop.

11:50 – 11:55 Q&A

11:55 – 12:00 Conclusions and wrap-up

Robin Faivre, CNES