Earth Observation & Copernicus Technologies and Solutions for

User Applications

Conference - Workshops - Matchmaking

18 April Space Night Event

19 April 2018

Bochum, Metropolis Ruhr, Germany

Georg Agricola University of Applied Sciences (THGA)

The event is free of charge








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Earth observation and Copernicus – the European Copernicus Programme entered its operational phase with the launch of the first Sentinel satellite in 2014. Data from space or - to be more precise – Earth observation data from different missions and in the future primarily that generated by the European Copernicus system – offers an enormous range of potential uses. Combined with and complemented by in-situ data from local and regional sensors or sensor data networks and other geo information, completely new applications can be developed.

Through cross-section IT technologies such as big data, cloud computing, digitalization and geoIT together with suitable communication technologies, an enormous amount of data becomes increasingly accessible for commercial products, processes and services.

The event is planned as a marketplace that will enable knowledge transfer between technology experts, service providers and manufacturers as well as users from selected application fields. The goal is to stimulate the development and marketing of new “Copernicus”-related products, services and solutions. The event will build on findings and experience from the German technology network “CopServ” and aims to transfer valuable technological know-how to European level in the framework of the EEN.

The markets

Application fields at the focus of the event will be renewable energies/energy economy, maritime technologies, mining/post-mining, agriculture/forestry and urban monitoring/smart cities. The national German network "CopServ”, which is funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, has a profound expertise in most of the targeted fields and aims to develop successful R&D projects from Sentinel, in-situ and other data, using new and innovative technologies, intelligent applications and specialized services. The event addresses specialists and executives as well as development engineers from the application fields and defined technology branches along the entire value chain.


The Event - What to expect

The event will offer thematic workshops to exchange ideas on technology trends, identify market demand and raise awareness among end users towards the importance of Earth observation and Copernicus technologies and their potential. A B2Match event for bilateral meetings is included.

Why participate?

  • Get the latest information on the European Copernicus Programme
  • Meet experts from the technology network “CopServ”
  • Establish cross-border contacts for long-term partnerships
  • Expand your professional network
  • Present, discuss & develop projects at international level
  • Meet players offering complementary services & products

Space Night Event

On the day before the conference (April 18), all participants are invited to join our “Space Night Event“ at Zeiss Planetarium Bochum which includes a spectacular multimedia Space Night Show in the stardome, a reception and a networking dinner.


Julia Ioannou, EU Commission, Copernicus Support Office

Parallel Workshops

Workshop 1: Energy/ Renewable Energies

Workshop 2: Mining/Post-Mining

Workshop 3: SmartCities/Urban Monitoring

Workshop 4: Agriculture and Forestry

Workshop 5: Maritime

Workshop 6: Copernicus App Lab: How linked Open Data facilitates mobile app developer workflow

Workshop 7: Change Detection - Monitoring land use and land coverage


A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet and greet at high speed. 20 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

The Matchmaking - How it works

1. Registration

1 Dez 2017 - 16 Apr 2018

During the registration you can set when you want to be available for meetings. This determines up to how many meetings you can have.

2. Set up a profile
1 Dez 2017 - 16 Apr 2018

In the next step you create a profile that will be visible to other signed up attendees on the event website. This profile describes what you are looking for and what you can offer to potential partners.

3. Request meetings

1 Feb - 16 Apr 2018

On the 1st of February you can start to receive and send meetings requests to attendees you want to meet at the event.

4. Build connections
19 Apr 2018

A few days prior to the event, the exact time and place for your meeting will be finally scheduled. You will receive an email with your meetings schedule or you can always check it online or via the app.


Georg Agricola University of Applied Sciences (THGA)
Herner Str. 45
44787 Bochum
North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany


From Düsseldorf Airport to THGA Bochum

- by public transport: Take the RE (direction Hamm or Minden) which leaves every 15 - 20 minutes or the ICE  (direction Berlin Gesundbrunnen) which leaves every hour.
From Bochum main station take the U35 CampusLinie (direction Herne) until "Deutsches Bergbaumuseum" (2nd stop from the main train station). The exit to the Technical University is signposted.

- by car: Follow A52 and A40 until exit 35-Bochum-Zentrum to "Herner Straße". Directly after the bridge, turn right into "Schwarzer Weg". There is the entrance to the car parks of the university.


Please note that the event organiser does NOT cover any travel expenses, costs for hotels etc.

Our conference hotels for 19 April are:

Mercure Hotel Bochum City / reservation at
Telephone: +49 (0)234/9690
Overnight incl. breakfast and wi-fi: 135,00 €
Rooms can be booked under the keyword "ZENIT" until 02 March 2018.

Courtyard by Marriott Bochum Stadtpark / reservation at
Telephone: +49 (0)234/8939555
Overnight incl. breakfast and wi-fi: 166,00 €
Rooms can be booked under the keyword "ZENIT" until 20 February 2018.

Renaissance Bochum Hotel / reservation at
Telephone: +49 (0)234/8939555
Overnight incl. breakfast and wi-fi: 181,00 €
Rooms can be booked under the keyword "ZENIT" until 20 February 2018.

The Team

Peter Loef

Tel: (49) 208 3000 4 79    


Johannes Böhmer

Tel: (49) 208 3000 4 12


Simone Stangier  

Tel: (49) 208 3000 4 75


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