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RawMatCop Academy
Copernicus for Raw Materials
Online Course

Next Edition:
1, 3, 7 & 9 June
Funded by the European Union

About RawMatCop Academy 2021

The RawMatCop Academy, Copernicus for RawMaterials, offers a hands-on approach and shows how to unlock the power of Copernicus for companies, organisations and research institutions along the entire life cycle of raw materials. During the course, participants have the opportunity to work directly with Copernicus’ Sentinel satellite data and open source software to learn how it can be used for:

  • Securing the primary and secondary mineral and material resources needed to transition to a sustainable and circular economy
  • Monitoring environmental impact and increasing safety

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Key facts

  • 4-day course

  • online

  • certified course*

*Training endorsed by the European Federation of Geologists

About Copernicus

Copernicus is the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme, looking at our planet and its environment for the ultimate benefit of all.

With the Copernicus programme, satellite data from “the Sentinels” are freely available with a high revisit time. This allows a better understanding of areas of interest at a low-cost and in a non-stop and in a stand-alone way. In this way, Earth Observation (EO) methods contribute to a safe and sustainable supply of mineral resources through improving efficiency of operations and monitoring capabilities of major aspects in the materials value chain such as exploration efficiency, exploitation safety, and waste tracking of mineral resources.

Course Details

Whether you are looking to further develop your technical skills in a new and exciting area, or help your organisation embrace cutting-edge technology to transform their business operations, the RawMatCop Academy is for you!

Course topics

  • Introduction to Copernicus and Earth Observation data
  • Basics of imaging technology, optical and active remote sensing in raw materials
  • Optimised ways to monitor environmental impact and increase safety
  • Copernicus’ tools to tackle the industrial and societal challenges of raw materials in Europe

Case studies & exercises

  • Mineral exploration and mapping of deposits
  • Monitoring of mining activities including waste management
  • Environmental impact monitoring
  • Water detection

Learn how to apply satellite imagery to raw materials challenges and join a select group of professionals and experts who are transforming the sector! The course combines expert lectures from the industrial and the research communities with hands-on work using case studies to demonstrate Copernicus applications. Participants will learn how Copernicus can make exploiting primary and secondary raw materials more cost-effective and safer, and can help comply with environmental legislation.

See what other participants say about the course

I found that the course was very rich in content and I also met great people with different backgrounds. The biggest takeaway from participating was discovering the huge potential for Copernicus applications waiting for exploitation. It has certainly been a pleasure to be one of the participants in the RawMatCop Academy.

Dr. Pavlos Tyrologou
External Relations Officer at the European Federation of Geologists

I decided to apply to the RawMatCop Academy because Copernicus was identified by our company’s “Technology Observatory” as a potentially disruptive technology for our target industries over the next years. The RawMatCop Academy provided me with a good understanding of the potential uses of Copernicus-derived technology for business operations. We are now using the knowledge acquired to demonstrate to clients the great potential of combining IoT with Copernicus data.

Dr. Andrea Bartoli
Director Of Business Development at Worldsensing

Who should apply?

Entrepreneurs and industry professionals from the exploration, mining and processing sectors who are looking for innovative techniques to monitor and manage raw materials in their organisation.

We also welcome geoscientists, development and environmental experts, researchers, master and doctoral students working in the raw materials sector as well as remote sensing practitioners interested in learning raw materials applications.

Meet our experts

  • Dr. Mehdi Abdolmaleki
    Post-Doc Researcher at Luleå University of Technology

    Expert in mineral exploration, satellite data, geochemistry.

  • Dr. Louis Andreani
    Post-Doc Researcher at Helmholtz Institute Freiberg

    Expert in satellite-based remote sensing applied to raw materials, tectonics and natural hazards.

  • Dr. Elsy Ibrahim
    RawMatCop Researcher 2017-2019 at University of Liège

    Multidisciplinary remote sensing expert and freelance consultant

  • Dr. Sara Kasmaeeyazdi
    Mining Engineer and Post-Doc Researcher at University of Bologna

    Expert in in geostatistics and remote sensing in the fields of resources exploration and environment.

  • Dr. Christian Köhler
    RawMatCop Researcher 2017-2019 at TU Bergakademie Freiberg

    Physicist with expertise in remote sensing for environmental monitoring

  • Dr. Ignacio Marzán
    Researcher at CSIC

    Multidisciplinary geophysicist focused on monitoring our interaction with the underground environment in natural resources searching.

Guest speakers

  • Joana Cardoso-Fernandes
    Ph.D. student at the University of Porto (Institute of Earth Sciences)

    Expertise in geological exploration, mainly in remote sensing and geochemistry.

  • Toni M. del Hoyo
    Software Engineer at Innovation Department, Worldsensing

    Expert in remote sensing at IoT pioneer start-up.

  • Dr Heather De-Quincey (MIMM, FRGS)
    Ecosystem Specialist at Sazani Associates

    Mine closure scientist working on reclamation, land change, GIS and social and environmental governance.

  • Joaquín Escayo
    Researcher at CSIC

    Remote sensing expert specialised in advanced DInSAR processing.

  • Dr. Patrick Nadoll
    Senior Advisor at EIT RawMaterials

    Expert in mineral exploration and resource assessment

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