GeoIT Round Table NRW hosts Copernicus Relay workshop
The GeoIT Round Table NRW brings together administration, industry and science to advance the development of geoinformation availability and usability in North-Rhine-Westfalia. It is a think tank for elaborating and consulting strategies and concepts for action, as well as initiating and accompanying the development of best practices. The GeoIT Round Table is one of the German Copernicus Relays – a network of Copernicus ambassadors – acting as local champions, coordinating and promoting activities around the Copernicus Program, its benefits, and opportunities for local residents and businesses. The steering committee recently invited members to a Copernicus Relay workshop.
The workshop updated members on the EU’s current Copernicus Program. Several participants shared their experiences with the provision and use of Geodata, in particular the use of Copernicus data and services for/during the recent heavy rain catastrophy. A number of short presentations informed participants about current activities involving Copernicus data/services. The workshop wrapped up with discussions about Geo IT RT NW’s current goals and fields of action as a Copernicus Relay.
Prof. Dr. Albert Remke and André Caffier (IM NRW) moderated the workshop. 52°North’s Dr. Simon Jirka presented platforms to make Copernicus data accessible for scientific questions.
Please find the program and select presentations here.