21 February | GMES & Africa Workshop for Services Design | Cloud Computing Training
During this closed session, organised as part of the Joint Research Center (JRC) activities, participants will become familiar with cloud computing and gain hands-on experience on the use of RUS Copernicus virtual machines for Earth Observation projects exploiting Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data for agricultural applications.
The exercises will be based on Open tools (ESA SNAP Toolbox, QGIS, R and Orfeo Toolbox) and will be demonstrated by our trainer connected via internet to a remote RUS virtual machine.
Best wishes from the RUS Copernicus team!
The (ESA) is organising a event focusing on and to review the latest developments in Open Science trends and kick-start innovative activities of the recently created Φ-department looking at FutureEO.
The RUS team will be present during the exhibition and will also have a
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
Come visit the RUS Team at Stand 103 and learn more about our service!
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.
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”.
RUS Copernicus Twitter account just reached 1000 followers!
Thank you to each one of you!
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Our February 2018 newsletter includes:
Our January 2018 newsletter on
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.
We have now launched our new E-Learning platform: learn online the remote sensing theory as explained by our experts from well-known Universities.
We are now on Facebook: start following us and spread the word!
Remember that you can also find us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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:
For those who missed our webinar on Burned Area Mapping with Sentinel-2 data, which took place on 5 December, now you can:
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!
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:
For those who missed our webinars on Flood Mapping with Sentinel-1 data, you can now:
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!
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!
With only few simple steps you can practice the exercises explained in our webinars using the RUS Virtual Environment