18 Apr 2018 - 19 Apr 2018 | Bochum, Germany


Earth Observation & Copernicus Technologies and Solutions for User Applications, 19 April 2018
Technical University of Applied Sciences Georg Agricola, Herner Str. 45, 44787 Bochum

18 Apr 2018
18:30 – 21:30
"Space Night" at Zeiss Planetarium Bochum

Welcome Speech | Space Night Show Reception | Get together Networking dinner

19 Apr 2018
09:30 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:20
Welcome Speech

Dr. Herbert Rath, CEO,ZENIT GmbH
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Jürgen Kretschmann, President, Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola

10:20 – 10:50
Keynote Speech

Julia Ioannou, EU Commission, Copernicus Support Office

10:50 – 12:00
Successful implementation of innovations in products, services and into the market
  • Dr. Oliver Lang, AIRBUS D&S, Head of SAR-Monitoring Services
  • Dr. Vanessa Keuck, DLR/D-Copernicus
  • Dr. Tobias Grimm, ZENIT GmbH /CopServ
  • Dr. Ingo Baumann, BHO Legal - Legal aspects for EO services - issues and solutions
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 15:30
Room G1 R205
Workshop 1: Energy/Renewable Energies

Moderator: Udo Knips (AED-SICAD)


  • Ms. Schrader (DLR)
  • Mr Weinhold (OGE)
13:00 – 15:30
Room G1 R207
Workshop 2: Mining/Post-Mining

Moderator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Goerke-Mallet (THGA Bochum)


  • Dr. Müterthies (EFTAS)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Goerke-Mallet (TGHA Bochum)
13:00 – 15:30
Workshop 3: SmartCity/Urban Monitoring

Moderator: Dr. Wolfgang Steinborn


  • Dr. Wolfgang Steinborn (EUSI)
  • Mr Brüggemann (TGHA Bochum)
13:00 – 15:30
Room G1 R203
Workshop 4: Agriculture and Forestry

Moderator: Godela Roßner (DLR)


  • "The role of EO in farming and forestry/application success stories (Watifiy)" (Francisco Bujan, CARSA)
  • Dr. Stefan Franz (Wald und Holz)
13:00 – 15:30
Room G1 R202
Workshop 5: Maritime

CMEMS provides key oceanic observations and numerical model output to support the development of downstream applications in the each area of benefits. The presentation will review the status of the Marine Service, highlighting exemplary use case in different domain as well as business opportunity for the industry. A particular focus will be put on marine renewable energy, efficient marine transport and support to aquaculture.

Deltares is presenting different applications where Copernicus data is used among others in early warning service (alerts) or alarms to potential risks for the daily activities; real time crisis management to simulate mitigation actions to  adverse effects; automatic reporting on the key performance indicators; standard datasets; and building knowledge data base of cause-effect relations (business intelligence).

Moderator: René de Groot (KvK)


  • “Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service - A deep dive into a sustainable blue growth tool” (Cecilia Donati, Mercator Ocean)
  • “Use of Earth Observations in Aquatic Ecosystems- Integrating data towards Ecosystem Services and Conservation” (Ghada El Serafy, Deltares)

13:00 – 15:30
Room G1 R209
Workshop 6: Copernicus App Lab: How linked Open Data facilitates mobile app developer workflow (supported by AZO)

The H2020-funded Copernicus App Lab is a platform that seeks to foster new business opportunities by making EO data searchable and easily accessible for potential downstream service providers. This two-hour workshop will introduce participants to the challenges mobile developers are currently facing when accessing Copernicus Services data. It will explain the benefits of the Copernicus App Lab solution and guide the audience through a dedicated use case. During this live demo, participants will find out how to create a mobile application with Copernicus Services data. It will also explain how one can search, retrieve, and work with linked open data. The audience will then be invited to provide their feedback directly during an open discussion.

Moderator: Ulrike Daniels (AZO)


  • 13:00-13:10: Welcome and introduction (Ulrike Daniels, AZO)
  • 13:10-13:20: "Accessing Copernicus Services data – the current challenge for mobile developers and the App Lab’s solution" (Valentijn Venus, Ramani)
  • 13:20-13:45: "How can one benefit from the App Lab? An initial introduction to the tools and the solution developed" (Valentijn Venus, Ramani and George Stamoulis, University of Athens)
  • 13:45-14:45: "How to create a mobile application with Copernicus Services data: a live demo presenting the new tools, the prepared linked open datasets, and some examples of how to access and work with the data" (Valentijn Venus, Ramani and George Stamoulis, University of Athens)
  • 14:45-15:30: Open discussion (Ulrike Daniels, AZO)
13:00 – 15:30
Room G1 R110
Workshop 7: Change Detection - Monitoring land use and land coverage (supported by EUROGI)

Copernicus services are increasingly being used for practical applications. In particular new Copernicus-based workflows for detecting changes of land-use and land-coverage offer numerous opportunities for rethinking EO-based processes in the public and private sector.

This EUROGI-hosted workshop discusses the status quo, gaps and opportunities of leveraging Copernicus for a variety of novel applications in this particular field.

Moderator: Ansgar Greiwe (Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences)


  • “Copernicus data for updating the automated base map (ABK) in North Rhine Westphalia - First experiences” (M. Müller, AED-SICAD)
  • “Monitoring flooding by integrating satellite data and in-situ measurements” (A. Remke, University of Münster / 52°North)
  • “If change needs action” (H. Harbauer, Geosystems)
  • “An Efficient Nature Conservation Management Tool for Nature protection” (D. Hinterlang, State Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection NRW)
  • “For a growing use of Copernicus downstream services: monitoring use cases in the Alsace region (France)" (N. Tholey & P. de Fraipont, ICube / SERTIT, Université de Strasbourg)
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30
Optional: Matchmaking - parallel "Poster presentation of Results"

Matchmaking event

17:30 – 18:00
Conference closing
The event agenda's time zone is CEST.