Infosession Cyprus
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The Copernicus Training and Information Session to be held on 27 March 2018 at the Aliathon Holiday Village in Paphos, Cyprus, is part of a series of national Copernicus events. The European Commission is organising the Sessions at the request of, and in collaboration with Member States.

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, Marine Monitoring, Urban Planning 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 free of charge and open to anyone but registration is needed. Registration is now closed.



Date:               Tuesday 27/03/2018

Language:      English

Cost:               The event is free of charge

(Note that participation in the Copernicus Training and Information session does not require to be registered to RSCy 2018)


Venue:          Aliathon Holiday Village

Address:       8063 Paphos, Cyprus





Draft Agenda

(The event will be moderated by Dr. Silas Michaelides, Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Remote Sensing Society)


09:00 - 09:30
Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 - 11:00
Welcome and Introduction


  • Welcome Speeches
    • Kyriacos Themistocleous (Cyprus Remote Sensing Society)
    • George Komodromos (Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works)
  • General introduction to Copernicus (European Commission)
  • Overview of the access to Copernicus data (Noveltis, EC Contractor)
  • Overview of Copernicus Data and Information Access Services - DIAS (European Commission)
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:20
Overview of Copernicus Land and Marine Services


  • Copernicus Land Monitoring Service - CLMS (GAF, EC Contractor)
  • Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service - CMEMS (Noveltis, EC Contractor)
12:20 - 13:00
Examples of Copernicus Service Applications


  • Monitoring Natura 2000 areas (GAF, EC Contractor)
  • Coastal Marine pollution (Planetek Hellas, EC Contractor)
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 14:40
Local use cases


  • Earth Observation in Natural and Built Environment using Sentinel Data - Cyprus case studies: water quality, agriculture,
    fires, cultural heritage, land use and atmospheric correction (Eratosthenes Research Centre)
14:40 - 16:00
Examples of Applications (Climate, Atmosphere, Land, Early Warning)


  • Climate Change and the Agricultural Sector (Telespazio Vega, EC Contractor)
  • Assessment of solar resources for screening potential sites (Finnish Meteorological Institute, EC Contractor)
  • Land cover monitoring based on Sentinel-2 data (DDGI, EUROGI, EC Contractor)
  • Copernicus Early Warning service: Forecasting fires (e-GEOS, EC Contractor)
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 - 17:30
Examples of Applications (Marine, Coastal)


  • Ship Detection with Sentinel-1 (SpaceTec Partners, EC Contractor)
  • Anthropogenic pressure on coastal zones (Planetek Hellas, EC Contractor)
  • High resolution mapping of water quality (DDGI, EUROGI, EC Contractor)
17:30 - 17:50
Questions and answers
17:50 - 18:00

Travel Information

Workshop venue

The Copernicus Training and Information session will take place at the Aliathon Holiday Village in Paphos.


There are two international airports in Cyprus: Paphos International Airport  (located 15 minutes from the venue), and Larnaca International Airport (located approx. 140 km from the venue).

Bus transfer service is available just outside of the two airports (service operated by private companies). This service is offered on a 24/24 basis. Taxis and car rental services are also available at both airports (Please note that in Cyprus, driving is on the left, as it is in the UK).

Information about directions from the airports are available here.


Contact Information

Name and contact details of local coordinator

Kyriacos Themistocleous

Eratosthenes Research Center

T: +357 99 570178

Email: kt33 [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]