The Copernicus Training and Information Session to be held on 12 June 2018 in Bratislava, Slovakia, is part of a series of national Copernicus events. The European Commission is organising the Sessions at the request of, and in collaboration with Member States.

The event aims to promote awareness of the many uses of Copernicus data and information, while providing the opportunity for hands on demonstrations and basic training regarding:

  • The data and information available;
  • Its potential uses and applications, both generally and amongst specific categories of users (Public Authorities , Entrepreneurs, etc.) or business sectors (Copernicus for Land Monitoring, Atmosphere Monitoring etc.);
  • The tools available to access the data and information.

The Copernicus Training and Information Session targets both Copernicus “intermediate” end users (technical) and end user communities (non-technical).

For more information, please refer to the Agenda.


These events are open and free to registered participants.

Registration is closed.

Note that in case the number of participants reaches the maximum capacity of the venue, registration might close at an earlier date. In such a case, priority might also be given to Slovakian participants.




Date:               Tuesday 12/06/2018

Language:      English and Slovak (No translation provided)

Cost:               Free of charge


Venue:          Hotel Saffron

Address:       Radlinského 27

City:              811 07 Bratislava

Tel.:              +421 2 212 99 301





Draft Agenda

08:30 - 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee (Registracia účastníkov)
09:00 - 10:00
Welcome and Introduction (Privítanie a predstavenie programu Copernicus)


  • Welcome Speeches / Privítanie účastníkov
    (Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic & Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic)
  • General Introduction to Copernicus / Všeobecné predstavenie Programu Copernicus
    (European Commission)
  • Slovak Copernicus Relays and Academies / Predstavenie Slovenských členov Copernicus Relays a Academies - Presentation in Slovak
    ( s.r.o. -Relay- & Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice -Academy)
10:00 - 10:50
Access to Data, Tools and Finance (Prístup k údajom, nástrojom a financiám)


  • Introduction to Copernicus Data Access / Predstavenie možnosti prístupu k údajom programu Copernicus
    (Noveltis, EC Contractor)
  • How to get access to Copernicus data, tools and finance
    (Copernicus Support Office)
10:40 - 11:00
Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS) (Služba programu Copernicus - Monitoring krajiny)


  • CLMS - Product portfolio and data access / CLMS – Portfólio produktov a prístup k údajom
    (GAF, EC Contractor)
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break (Prestávka na kávu)
11:30 - 12:50
Land Cover & Agriculture (Krajinná pokrývka a poľnohospodárstvo)


  • Land cover monitoring based on Sentinel-2 data / Monitoring krajiny na základe údajov Sentinel 2
    (EUROGI, EC Contractor)
  • Corine Land Cover in Slovakia / Corine Land Cover na Slovenskej republike - Presentation in Slovak
    (Slovak Environment Agency)
  • Modelling of urban heat islands based on the Urban Atlas / Modelovanie teplotných ostrovov v mestskom prostredí na podklade produktu Urban Atlas - Presentation in Slovak
    (Slovak Academy of Science)
  • Detection of arable lands to determine farmers' eligibility to EU aid / Detekcia ornej pôdy pre zhodnotenie oprávnenosti žiadosti o príspevky EÚ
    (NEREUS / GeoSpazio Italia, EC Contractor)
12:50 - 13:00
Open discussion (Diskusia)
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch break (Prestávka na obed)
14:00 - 15:20
Forestry and Environmental Protection (Lesníctvo a ochrana životného prostredia)


  • Forest damage detection supported by the HR forest layer / Detekcia poškodenia lesa s využitím High resolution layer
    (GAF, EC Contractor)
  • Satellite Imagery in Forestry / Satelity v službách lesa - Presentation in Slovak
    (Slovak Forestry Institute)
  • Estimation of forest biomass production / Odhad produkcie lesnej biomasy
    (Noveltis, EC Contractor)
  • Monitoring of the stability of protected sites & related pressure: Natura2000 / Monitorovanie stability chránených území a súvisiacich tlakov v územiach Natura2000
    (GAF, EC Contractor)
15:20 - 15:50
Coffee break (Prestávka na kávu)
15:50 - 16:10
Copernicus Emergency Management - Early Warning (Copernicus manažment krízových situácií – Systémy skorého varovania)


  • Copernicus EMS Forecasting Floods and Fires: Early Warning systems / Copernicus predpovedanie povodní a požiarov: systémy skorého varovania
    (e-GEOS, EC Contractor)
16:10 - 17:10
Copernicus for Entrepreneurs (Copernicus pre podnikanie)


  • Developing a mobile application for citizens with Copernicus data / Vývoj mobilných aplikácií pre občanov s údajmi Programu Copernicus
    (Copernicus Support Office)
  • Exploitation of SAR data / Využívanie radarových (SAR) údajov - Presentation in Slovak
    (Slovenská Technická Univerzita v Bratislave)
  • Horizon 2020 - Copernicus related projects participation possibilities / Horizon 2020 – možnosti spolupráce na projektoch - Presentation in Slovak
    (Centrum vedecko-technických informácií SR)
17:10 - 17:30
Open discussion (Diskusia)
17:30 - 17:40
Conclusion (Záver)


Bratislava Airport is located 9 km North-East from the city centre.

Bus line No. 61 ensures a connection between the airport and the city centre in the direction from the Main Railway Station (more information available here).

Taxi services are also available, as well as car renting services.

Another option to reach Bratislava is to take a flight to Vienna international airport and then a bus connection to Bratislava (approx. 1 hour). Several bus companies operate between Vienna and Bratislava (more information available here).


Contact Information

Name and contact details of local coordinator

Peter Pastorek

Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic

T: +421 48 43 74 525

Email: peter.pastorek [at]

Organising team:

Frederic Collomb

Copernicus Support Office / FDC

T: +33 1 53 66 11 11

Email: frederic.collomb [at]


Annekatrien Debien

Copernicus Support Office / SpaceTec Partners

T: +32 488 48 51 70

Email: debien [at]