Report Copernicus workshop, February 7 – 8, 2018

Report Copernicus workshop, February 7 – 8, 2018

Copernicus as medium for environment monitoring

A workshop organized by BSH (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany), UBA (German Environment Agency) and DWD (Germany’s National Meteorological Service) at the BSH in Hamburg on February 7 – 8, 2018.

By free provision of environment data the EU Copernicus program makes an extensive contribution to environment monitoring. This workshop should support users to evaluate the complex relations between marine, climatologic and terrestrial questions by using Copernicus data.

During the workshop basic information about the Copernicus program and national application examples was presented. In a “world café” questions about the provision and usage of Copernicus data were intensively discussed between the participants at the end of the first day. The focus on the second day was to impart the first steps of handling the various date in the daily business. Access through different platforms from ESA to CODE-DE platform was demonstrated practically and comprehensible for the participants on their own devices. At last further steps of processing and usage in various GI-systems were understood.

Conclusion: a successful event which has given manifold information and offered incentives for using Copernicus data. Many thanks to the organizers.