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12 Oct 2018 - RUS Training Newsletter - 06/2018

16 October | RUS Webinar: Urban classification with Sentinel-1

Seats are still available!

During this webinar, we will employ RUS to map build-up areas in the surroundings of Bochum, Germany using a supervised classification (random forest algorithm) and coherence derived from Sentinel-1 SLC data.

We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyze and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.

  • More info & registration here.

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28 Sep 2018 - RUS at the Copernicus Info Session in Sevilla

Do you still have any doubts about the RUS service? How to request a virtual machine? Or to access Sentinel data?

Come meet out team expert during the Copernicus Info Session in Sevilla on 4 October 2018 and clear out all your doubts!!!

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19 Sep 2018 - RUS Training Newsletter - 05/2018

20 September | RUS Webinar: Active fire detection with Sentinel-3 

A few seats are still available!

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for active fire detection: we will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyze and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites. We will use the ESA SNAP Sentinel-3 Toolbox to demonstrate the methodology to detect active fires with the SLSTR instrument onboard Sentinel-3.

More info & registration here.

23 September | Radar Altimetry Tutorial: Concrete Marine and Inland Water Applications using Sentinels data 

During the 25 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry Symposium, the RUS consortium will provide a 1-day training course for 20 participants.


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03 Sep 2018 - Radar Altimetry Tutorial: Concrete Marine and Inland Water Applications using Sentinels data

During the 25 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry Symposium, the RUS consortium will provide a 1-day training course for 20 participants.

The objective is to illustrate the capabilities of Open software tools developed within the ESA SEOM Programme on a concrete marine application and an inland water (hydrology) application.

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31 Aug 2018 - RUS at SPIE Remote Sensing Conference

Attending SPIE?

Come visit the RUS Team at Stand 103 and learn more about our service!

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31 Aug 2018 - Copernicus Research and User Support (RUS) celebrates its first anniversary

The Copernicus RUS service will celebrate its first year of operations in October and has already benefited more than 600 users worldwide. Offered at no cost, the service is available for a large community of users coming from academic and public institutions, small and medium enterprises, start-ups, and NGOs. They can use the service to develop and strengthen their skills on a variety of datasets, tools and applications, autonomously or with the support of the helpdesk and its team of experts. Communication tools with RUS experts include email, a chat service, a discussion forum as well as face-to-face training sessions and regular webinars – in short, everything needed to successfully support user activities.

Read the full article here.

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01 Aug 2018 - RUS at World Water Week

The RUS Team will be present during the World Water Week annual focal point event for the globe’s water issues held in Stockholm (26 - 31 August 2018)! 

In 2018, World Water Week will address the theme “Water, ecosystems and human development”.

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23 Jul 2018 - RUS FAMILY GETS BIGGER!!!

RUS Copernicus Twitter account just reached 1000 followers! 

Thank you to each one of you!

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04 Jun 2018 - RUS Training Newsletter - 04/2018

RUS Webinar | 14 June Our next live webinar on Land subsidence mapping with Sentinel-1 will take place on Thursday, 14 June 2018. SAVE THE DATE!You...
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09 Mar 2018 - RUS Training Newsletter - 03/2018

Find on our March newsletter all about:

  • our forthcoming and past webinars
  • our participation to major internal events with face-to-face training courses
  • our latest E-Learning courses available online
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14 Feb 2018 - RUS Training Newsletter - 02/2018

Our February 2018 newsletter includes:

  • info on our forthcoming webinar and also on the RUS participation to international events in the next few months
  • a synthesis of our successful face-to-face training course which took place in Lisbon on 8-9 February
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22 Jan 2018 - RUS Training Newsletter - 01/2018


Our January 2018 newsletter on

  • the new E-Learning Platform
  • out past and forthcoming live webinars

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15 Jan 2018 - RUS at the online ECRS-2 conference

RUS will be participating in the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing (22 March–5 April 2018) with a live webinar on 3 April 2018 and also a paper, which will be published in the event proceedings.


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03 Jan 2018 - Launching the RUS E-Learning platform

We have now launched our new E-Learning platform: learn online the remote sensing theory as explained by our experts from well-known Universities.

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15 Dec 2017 - RUS Copernicus on Facebook

We are now on Facebook: start following us and spread the word!

Remember that you can also find us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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12 Dec 2017 - RUS Training Newsletter no. 3

Upcoming face-to-face training – Lisbon, 8-9 Feb 2018


There is time only until Friday 15 December to apply for the free training course Sentinel data use for Land Cover and Forest Fires monitoring (20 participants will be selected):


Covered topics are:

  • the theoretical background, principles and methods for land cover mapping and forest fires monitoring
  • practical exercises using Sentinel data and the RUS Virtual Machines
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06 Dec 2017 - Burned Area Mapping webinar: watch the video + repeat the exercise!

For those who missed our webinar on Burned Area Mapping with Sentinel-2 data, which took place on 5 December, now you can:

  • replay the webinar
  • repeat the exercise
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27 Nov 2017 - RUS audience gets BIGGER!!!

Further to the great success of our webinars we are happy to announce our maximum number of registrants is now of 500. 


If you did not make it to register to our Burned Area Mapping with Sentinel-2 webinar, make sure you do it now. Reserve your seat today! 

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17 Nov 2017 - RUS Training Newsletter no. 2

Upcoming Webinar

Further to a poll on Twitter, our users have chosen the topic for our next 1-hour webinar taking place on 5 December 2017 at 3:00 PM CET:

  • Burned area mapping in Portugal with Sentinel-2 data (using ESA SNAP S-2 Toolbox)
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13 Nov 2017 - Flood Mapping webinar: watch the video + repeat the exercise!

For those who missed our webinars on Flood Mapping with Sentinel-1 data, you can now:

  • replay the webinar from here by watching the whole video
  • repeat the exercise by opening a User Service request on RUS - find all details on the Flood Mapping with Sentinel-1 webinar page
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07 Nov 2017 - Twitter poll for next webinar

Further to the success of our webinars on Flood Mapping in Malawi using Sentinel 1, we have issued a poll on Twitter to ask users help us choose the topic for our next webinar, which we are planning for early December.


Follow us and vote within 14 November 2017!

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03 Nov 2017 - Webinars on Flood Mapping full

Our webinars on Flood Mapping in Malawi using Sentinel 1 scheduled for 7 and 9 November 2017 have reached the maximum number of participants very quickly!

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12 Oct 2017 - Repeat the exercises of our webinars

With only few simple steps you can practice the exercises explained in our webinars using the RUS Virtual Environment

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28 Sep 2017 - RUS Training Newsletter no. 1

We are happy to announce that the RUS Service has officially opened on Monday 25 September 2017.

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