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Rotterdam hosts first ever Copernicus ‘Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow


September 25, 2019


Rotterdam hosts first ever Copernicus ‘Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow

EU Affairs


September 25, 2019

Sep 25, 2019 5:32 PM


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The world we live in requires us to have our eyes open at all times – and well-focused on Earth – so that we can leave the best possible planet for the future generations. And a great part of that includes raising-awareness on those future generations on what can be done to preserve our natural resources and the overall environment.

For this reason, as part of its “Copernicus Earth Observation” programme, EASME and the European Commission have launched the Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow – a series of five events across the EU bringing space and Earth observation closer to EU citizens; and raising awareness of the skills and job opportunities in the geospatial industry.

The first Copernicus ‘Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow event took place at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt (12-13 June)

After a successful first venture in Darmstadt, the next Roadshow event will take place at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on 25-26 September.

A Copernicus aerial shot of The Netherlands, with Rotterdam on the bottom left corner


During two exciting and eventful days, more than 200 visitors will take part in the Roadshow activities, ranging from game-like experiences at the Expo area, the Masterclasses/Training Opportunities on Air Quality, Energy, Climate, Agriculture – just to name a few –, to the policy sessions on current achievements of the EU Copernicus programme. As to encourage young people’s interest in and possible pursuit of  a career in geospatial observation, university students and young professionals will also to meet with experts in Copernicus related-areas in fruitful networking sessions.

All in all, participants from all ages will get a first-hand experience of geospatial observation and its possibilities.

Sessions will be led by international experts on Earth observation.

Participation in all Roadshows is free of charge.  Be sure to check the full programme and register at https://www.lyyti.fi/p/EoERoadshow_Rotterdam/en/home. The dates of the next Roadshow events are avaialble on the Copernicus website.

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