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The Copernicus Training and Information Session to be held on 19 September 2018 in Reykjavík, Iceland, is part of a series of national Copernicus events. The European Commission is organising the Sessions at the request of, and in collaboration with countries involved in the Copernicus Programme.

The event aims to promote awareness of the many uses of Copernicus data and information, while providing the opportunity for hands on demonstrations and basic training regarding:

  • The data and information available;
  • Its potential uses and applications, both generally and amongst specific categories of users (Public Authorities , Entrepreneurs, etc.) or business sectors (Copernicus for Land Monitoring, Atmosphere Monitoring etc.);
  • The tools available to access the data and information.

The Copernicus Training and Information Session targets both Copernicus “intermediate” end users (technical) and end user communities (non-technical).

For more information, please refer to the Agenda.


These events are open and free to registered participants.

The registration for this event is now closed.

Note that in case the number of participants reaches the maximum capacity of the venue, registration might close at an earlier date.




Date:               Wednesday 19/09/2018

Language:      English

Cost:               Free of charge


Venue:          Grand Hótel Reykjavík

Address:       Sigtún 38

City:              105 Reykjavík

Tel.:              +354 514 8000





Draft Agenda

 - The event will be moderated by Dr. Kolbeinn Árnason, from the National Land Survey of Iceland -


08:30 - 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:45
Welcome and Introduction


  • Welcome Speeches
  • General Introduction to Copernicus (European Commission)
09:45 - 10:20
Access to Data


  • Introduction to Copernicus data access (Noveltis, EC Contractor)
  • Data and Information Access Services - DIAS (Speaker TBC)
10:20 - 10:50
Coffee break
10:50 - 11:35
Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS)


  • CLMS - Product portfolio and data access (GAF, EC Contractor)
  • Land cover monitoring based on Sentinel-2 data (EUROGI, EC Contractor)
11:35 - 12:00
Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)


  • What are the Copernicus Climate Services (Telespazio Vega, EC Contractor)
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch break
13:00 - 13:40
Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS)


  • CMEMS Product portfolio and data access (Noveltis, EC Contractor)
  • Wave product for CMEMS users (Speaker TBC)
13:40 - 14:45
Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) - Applications


  • Monitoring ocean colour – Python procedure for download (Noveltis, EC Contractor)
  • Coastal marine pollution (Planetek Italia, EC Contractor)
  • Ship traffic and oil spill monitoring with Sentinel-1 (SpaceTec Partners, EC Contractor)
14:45 - 15:05
Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS)


  • Regional air quality (FMI, EC Contractor)
15:05 - 15:35
Coffee break
15:35 - 16:15
Copernicus Emergency Management (EMS)


  • Copernicus EMS in support of crisis preparedness and response operations (e-GEOS, EC Contractor)
  • Copernicus EMS for floods & storms: emergency alert and crisis operations (e-GEOS, EC Contractor)
16:15 - 16:45
Copernicus Local Use Cases


  • Monitoring deformation in Iceland with Sentinel-1 data (National Land Survey of Iceland)
  • How Copernicus supports the task of Icelandic Coast Guard (Icelandic Coast Guard)
  • Remote sensing of ice and snow (University of Iceland)
16:45 - 16:55
Open discussion
16:55 - 17:00


Reykjavík is accessible from two different airports.


  • Flying domestic?

Reykjavík Airport is located about 2 kms from the city centre and 5 km from the venue.

Downtown Reykjavík is then accessible by public transportation. For more detailed information about bus stops and time schedule, please visit the airport’s website.

The city centre can also be reached by a 25-min walk directly from the airport.


  • Flying from abroad?

Keflavík International Airport is located 51 kms South-West from the city centre.

Many options (bus, taxi services, car rentals) are available to transit from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík. For more detailed information, please visit the airport’s website.


  • Travel within the city?

For transportation within Reykjavík, benefit from the dense Strætó's Route Network.


Contact Information

Name and contact details of local coordinator

Gunnar Haukur Kristinsson

Landmælingar Íslands / National Land Survey of Iceland

T: +354 430 9000

Email: gunnar [at]


Organising team:

Frederic Collomb

Copernicus Support Office / FDC

T: +33 1 53 66 11 11

Email: frederic.collomb [at]


Annekatrien Debien

Copernicus Support Office / SpaceTec Partners

T: +32 488 48 51 70

Email: debien [at]