Miss Blaženka Divjak,

Minister, Ministry of

Science and Education,


Mr Timo Pesonen,

Director-General for Defence Industry and Space

Albrecht, Florian

Antičić, Tome

Bačić, Željko

Bax, Marleen

Bertran, Marta

Bocin Dumitriu, Andrei

Carbonaro, Milva

Casteleyn, Sven

Claudel, Pascal

D'INZEO, Maria Vittoria

Drilo, Boris

Fierli, Federico

Grgić, Marijan

Helssen, Nicolas

Hofer, Barbara

Hranjec, Jeremija

Jantol, Nela

Jeelof, Joris

Kamenova, Joana

Krieger, Veronika

Krtalić, Andrija

Kumar, Kartik

Kumar Verma,


Kušan, Vladimir

Kuveždić Divjak, Ana

Lang, Stefan

Lemmens, Rob

Los, Alexander

Magdalenic, Igor

Martirano, Giacomo

Mayor, Igor

Mesić, Zrinka

Miguel - Lago,



Steinbacher, Eva-


Olijslagers, Marc

Peraza, Luis

Radun, Branimir


Prof. Dr. Blaženka Divjak is the Croatian Minister of Science and Education, appointed in July 2017. She has been leading four major reform processes: curricular reform of general education, reform of vocational education and training, enhancement of relevance of higher education and excellence of research. She holds a PhD in Mathematics and is a Full professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics. She served as Vice-Rector for students and study programs at the University of Zagreb and was twice elected Vice-Dean for scientific work and international cooperation at the Faculty of Organization and Informatics. She was a coordinator and a researcher in different national and international projects and networks. Her area of professional interest and expertise, besides mathematics, includes curriculum development, e-learning, assessment of learning outcomes, learning analytics, quality culture in higher education, strategic decision-making in higher education, popularization of science, Bologna process, social dimension of higher education, etc.

Timo PESONEN is Director-General, DG Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS), a post he has occupied since 1st January 2020. Previously, he was Director-General at DG GROW; DG COMM; and Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Olli Rehn. Before joining the EC, he was Special Adviser on EU Affairs to the Prime Minister of Finland, Mr. Paavo Lipponen. Mr. Pesonen is a Finnish citizen, who holds a Master of Social Sciences & International Politics from the University of Tampere; and attended the Harvard University/John F. Kennedy School of Government "Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage" Course.

Florian Albrecht received a PhD in Applied Geoinformatics from the University of Salzburg, Austria. He works as a researcher and project manager at the Department for Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, and is involved in national and EU-funded research projects. Florian Albrecht’s expertise is focused on the design, development and validation of remote sensing applications for natural hazards and urban planning.

Dr. Tome Antičić became in 2017 the State Secretary for science and EU funds at the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education. His main tasks are to reform the structural funds system in Croatia concerning science, and to implement new science bylaws that emphasize excellence, project success, mobility, and a much closer interaction between science and high-tech industry. Before his post at the Ministry, dr. Tome Anticic was the director of the Rudjer Boskovic Institute (RBI) , the most prestigious and the largest research institute in Croatia in basic sciences, with 850 employees. He introduced an emphasis on transforming RBI into a much more competitive scientific institution. As a result, RBI, with 5% of Croatian scientists, now has 50% of Croatian Horizon 2020 projects.

Dr. Tome Anticic was also active in numerous Horizon 2020 initiatives and projects. In particular, he was the Coordinator of FP7 project: “Upgraded Facility for Development of Silicon and Diamond Particle Detector Systems”, and is the co-author of the recently started Horizon 2020 ERA Chair project: “Expanding Potential in Particle and Radiation Detectors, Sensors and Electronics in Croatia”- the largest European physics project in Croatia. Further, he is the Croatian delegate to the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), and recently became the Croatian representative to the ESFRI Physical Sciences and Engineering Working Group. Dr. Anticic is an experimental particle physicist who spent his career at CERN, receiving his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1997, Masters from Cambridge University, and B.Sc. from the University of London.

Full Professor, University of Zagreb Faculty of Geodesy Started academic career at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Geodesy in 1989, also acting as Director of Croatian State Geodetic Authority in period 1999-2012. Since 2012 Professor of Satellite geodesy at Universities in Zagreb and Split, Croatia. Founder of International Doctoral Seminar in field of Geodesy, Geoinfromatic and Geospace. Presently focused on European Earth Observation program Copernicus and its applications. Established Copernicus Office Croatia, appointed as representative of Croatia in EU Copernicus Committee and leading Croatian Copernicus Academy and Copernicus Relay team. Project coordinator on Erasmus+ BESTSDI and GEOBIZ and project team leader on EO4GEO and UN4DRR projects.

Programme manager Research and Education at Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE). Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is the leading centre for entrepreneurship in Europe. Fuelled by the belief that entrepreneurship is the primary driver for innovation, ECE strives to embed entrepreneurship in the DNA of people by applying the knowledge and network of Erasmus University Rotterdam, an university founded by entrepreneurs more than 100 years ago

Marta Bertran studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), in Spain. She started working with Earth Observation data while doing her Bachelor Thesis in Remote Sensing at the Technical University of Vienna (TUWien), in Austria. Currently, Marta works for Mercator-Océan as part of the user support team for the WEkEO Data and Information Access Services (DIAS). In 2019, she also participated as a WEkEO representative in several events, including the Copernicus Eyes on Earth Roadshows in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and Tallinn (Estonia).

Andrei Bocin-Dumitriu studied Geology and Geophysics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Bucharest and he has doctoral, master and bachelor of science degrees in Geosciences, Environmental Geology Engineering and Geophysics. He was Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Bucharest and he worked for several years for the European Commission as Policy Officer contributing to the science-based policy making in the Energy, Environment and Climate Change European sectors. Since 2018, Andrei has been Senior R&D Consultant and Business Developer for Space4Good, a start-up that uses space technology for monitoring social and environmental impact, and, in 2019 he started as full time international project manager at TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research). Andrei is also an enthusiastic entrepreneur as he started his own space industry start-up in the beginning of this year, BrainMill. BrainMIll's core business is to develop multidisciplinary solutions using the fusion between domain knowledge, innovation and disruptive technologies. The portfolio contains several projects from ecological ecosystem monitoring to the development of EO knowledge sharing and management applications. His more general interests are towards promoting innovation excellency using science and data democratization as well as using his investigative curiosity to explore science and art synergies.

Milva Carbonaro graduated in Humanities and Master Degree in Open Distance Learning. Almost 30 years’ experience in European co-operation projects. Senior expert in EU funded project management and administration as well as on the promotion of pilot training and mobility projects. Primary Coordinator Contact for the ERASMUS+ Sector Skills Alliance EO4GEO (www.eo4geo.eu ) and the Knowledge Alliance “giCASES” (www.gicases.eu) . She also supports quality assurance processes for VET activities and their compliance with relevant European frameworks.

Sven Casteleyn is a Ramon y Cajal post-doctoral researcher at the Universidad Jaime I, Castellón, Spain. He previously held a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowship at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, and was a professor and post-doctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, from which he holds a Ph.D. in Science (2005) and a Master degree in Computer Science (1999). Sven published over 100 scientific articles in the broad fields of the Web, mobile computing, geographical information science and technology and their application fields, and participated in 10+ European R&D projects. In the EO4GEO project, he is leading the BoK-related tool development.

As the Chief Operating Officer, acting Executive Director of the GSA, Mr Claudel’s mission is to ensure efficient and effective management of the Agency’s Galileo service, EGNOS service, Security, GSMC, Project Control and Market Development activities, working in a matrix organisation structure, leading GSA operational corporate activities. Pascal Claudel has 30 years of experience fully dedicated to the Space sector - with a particular attention to relations with customers, both institutional and commercial from operational experience with the launch-related activities and

adaptability to evolving customer needs to implementing a strategic vision with institutional and industrial partners. Before joining the GSA, Mr Claudel held several positions in Arianespace, Thales Alenia Space or Starsem for instance. Mr Claudel holds an engineering diploma from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique de Nantes in France completed by his studies at the Centre des Hautes Etudes de l’Armement.

Maria Vittoria D’INZEO graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of London in 2011. Since then she has worked in the field of international relations. In 2017 she joined the space research unit at the European Commission. She is in charge of topics related to research in the frame of the Space Horizon 2020 in particular for aspects relating to education and skills, opportunities in support of the growth of the space ecosystem, access to finance and access to space.

Boris Drilo has been the Member of the Management Board of HT and Chief Technical and Chief Information Officer (CTIO) since 2017. He joined Hrvatski Telekom in 2012, coming from Ericsson Group where he had spent 12 years at project and managerial functions related to the development and application of telecommunications networks and new technologies. During his entire professional career, he has been committed to development and implementation of new telecommunications and technology areas, which is extremely important for development of the digital society and for the reinforcement of the position of HT Group as a technology leader on the Croatian market. For the past several years, he has been obtaining the function of the President of HUP ICT (ICT Association within Croatian Employers’ Association) where he advocates for and promotes digital transformation as the motor of economic and social development as well as cooperation between public and private sector in creating smart and digital economy.

I am an EUMETSAT officer since 2019 as expert in atmospheric dynamics and chemistry. In particular I teach and communicate on many aspects of satellite data and applications to a wide range of Users. This is based on my science background on atmospheric and climate science. The focus in on the coupling between the composition and circulation of the atmosphere and its climatic impact, explored worldwide with campaign, satellite data and models. Since 2002 I worked as Senior Scientist at National Research Council, Italy (now on-leave) and Associate Professor of Climate Physics, University of Rome. Previously I got my PhD at Paris University and then European Space Agency Fellowship.

Marijan Grgic is a PostDoc at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Geodesy. His research interest include applied marine, satellite, and physical geodesy with a special focus on the sea level and ice sheet change monitoring through active remote sensing systems.

Nicolas Helssen supports Verhaert in the day-to-day administration and implementation of the Copernicus Incubation programme. He is also ESA Business Applications Ambassador for Belgium, aiming to create awareness of the benefits of space resources for everyday life. He previously worked at the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications in the UK as an economic researcher.

Dr. Barbara Hofer is GIScientist and works as Associate Professor at the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg, Austria. Her research interests are: spatial analysis workflow development, reproducible research and the development of curricula in the domain of EO*GI.

Jeremija Hranjec is Project Manager and Innovation Consultant at the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre for Austria providing space related startups and entrepreneurs both technical and business assistance for the development of their projects. With background in GIS, EO and business management, he is included in all processes from startup scouting, selection, incubation, mentoring, monitoring and post-incubation scale-up phase with focus on EO related startups.

Nela Jantol, mag.oecol. et prot.nat. (1988), is a Master of Ecology and Nature Protection and has over 5 years of experience in habitat ecology, environmental and biodiversity protection and impact analysis. She is employed at Oikon - Institute of Applied Ecology where she participates as habitat, flora and Natura 2000 expert in creating Environmental Assessment Studies for biodiversity, protected areas and ecological network segment. The main task is to observe natural values and how they might be affected by a certain plan, project or strategy and other projects such as studies of nature protection that provide the base for further project decisions. She is also enrolled in PhD studies at University of Zagreb in the field of ecology and remote sensing of plants’ stress. Some of the recent projects she worked on at Oikon include remote sensing applications such as monitoring chlorophyll a change in two coastal lagoons using Sentinel 2 imagery, creating and testing models for estimating biomass from satellite derived images on shrubs in Croatia for the project of monitoring and reporting system of carbon emissions, mapping of burnt forest areas with MODIS and Sentinel 2, using Landsat 8 thermal band to map urban heat islands and to identify the suburbs that would benefit from green infrastructure solutions such as planting more greenery.

Joris is a serial entrepreneur and business strategist, co-founder and Commercial Director at RoadEO. RoadEO provides Real time Road Quality Monitoring and Predictive Road maintenance 2.0. Fully Data Driven by combining Satellite Imagery, Smartphone Data and Smart Vehicle Sensor Data

Joana Kamenova is an Outreach and Business Analyst at the Innovation and Ventures Office at European Space Agency’s Space Solutions programme, where she focuses on stakeholder engagement with Member States and increasing the uptake of space-enabled solutions. Joana has country management responsibility for Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Previously, Joana worked at the Satellite Applications Catapult, a UK non-for-profit organisation, where she led on engagements with UK and international governments.

Veronika Krieger is specialist in spatiotemporal data analysis at Spatial Services Ltd. Regardless of whether programming scripts for data processing, working with databases, remote sensing software or GIS, it is important to Veronika that in the end there is a tangible result. In the EO4GEO project she is responsible for the management and the elaboration of the training actions.

Andrija Krtalić was born in 1969. He graduated in 1997with a topic from the field of photogrammetry. He defended his master's thesis in 2006 with a topic in the field of remote sensing. In 2011, he obtained the title of Doctor of Science at the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, with topics in the field of remote sensing. In 2015 he was appointed assistant professor at the same institution. His field of activity and expertise are remote sensing (in particular, data fusion and implementation of multicriteria analysis in remote sensing methods) and photogrammetry. During his scientific research work he has participated in 10 scientific projects in the field of remote sensing. In two FP5 projects (ARC & SMART); one FP7 project (TIRAMISU); one Erasmus+, Sector Skills Alliance project EO4GEO; Horizont 2020 project Twinning Open Data Operational (TODO); two projects

funded by the US State Department; 3 domestic projects as a senior researcher and manager. Scientific research work on these projects is described in 14 articles in reputable scientific journals and 33 articles in scientific congresses and conferences. In the TIRAMISU project, he was the leader of the part of the project for which the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, was in charge. He is a national representative of Council for Remote Sensing at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the EARSeL council.

Supply chain digitalization will help unlock the space industry, enabling a new generation of entrepreneurs to build solutions to everyday problems from orbit. Satsearch is organizing the world's space supply chain to make it easy for space engineers to find the right products and services, enabling teams to get to orbit faster, at lower cost, and with more reliable systems

Experienced Operations Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the aviation and aerospace industry. Skilled in Microsoft Word, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), COMSOL, Abaqus and power machines like lathing and milling. Strong engineering professional with a BSc. focused in Aerospace Engineering from Technische Universiteit Delft.

Dr. sc., mag. ing. silv., CE (1955), is Senior Consultant in Oikon, with more than 30 years of experience in forest management planning and resource management, and more than 20 year of experience in scientific research dealing with photogrammetry, remote sensing, surveying, geographical information system, digital elevation models, forest inventory, landuse/landcover mapping and analysis, landscape analysis and cartography. Due to his big efforts RS methods, GIS, DEM and global positioning system found their practical use in forest management, forest inventory, ecological studies and methodology for monitoring forest conditions in Croatia. He was principal investigator or participant in several research projects such as: Ecological and economical evaluation of forest types, Geographic and land information system, Models for planning in forestry, Application of remote sensing in forestry, Inventorying and monitoring of ecological and health status of Croatian forests by remote sensing methods, Mapping inundation and vegetation dynamic in Sava valley using radar and optical satellite images from different periods, Investigation of optimal model of forest mapping in Croatia, Investigation and development of methods for spatial/height assessment of forests by means of remote sensing, and many others. Apart from forestry his special interests include improvement of management in protected areas using GIS as well as different modern techniques of inventorying and monitoring flora and fauna and biodiversity at all. He participated in preparation of Karst ecosystem conservation (KEC) project and COAST project, both financed by GEF. He participated in preparation of habitat maps for most of the protected areas (national parks and parks of nature) in Croatia. He is co-author of several Management plans of protected areas in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is author and co-author of 27 forest management plans and 64 game management plans. He is author and co-author of 176 published papers. Among them 31 are original scientific papers and 28 reviewed scientific papers published in domestic and international journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Ana Kuveždić Divjak is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Geodesy of the University of Zagreb (Croatia). Her main scientific research and professional work are in the field of contemporary cartography and spatial data visualization. She mainly focuses on crisis mapping and geoinformation for disaster management, and new frameworks and services in cartography and GIS, based on openly available spatial data and technologies. She is editor-in-chief of the journal Cartography and Geoinformation indexed in SCOPUS, member of the Open Source Geospatial Lab of the Faculty of Geodesy as part of GeoForAll labs network and team member of the Copernicus Relay and Academy Office Croatia.

Stefan Lang, PhD, is Geographer, GIS and Remote Sensing specialist by training and Associate Professor at the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg, Austria (PLUS). He is head of the Z_GIS division Integrated Spatial Analysis (ISA) and Research Coordinator at Z_GIS. Active in various application domains, his research focuses on object-based image analysis (OBIA), systemic and hierarchical scale concepts, multi-source data integration, multi-dimensional and multi-hierarchical scale concepts, multi-source data integration, multi-dimensional scale regionalization, generalization, validation and accuracy

DR. ROB LEMMENS holds a PhD in Geoinformatics from Delft University of Technology. He has expertise in geo web technology, Spatial Data Infrastructures and semantic modelling of distributed geo-information services and ontology-based geo-information. In 2010 he worked as a visiting scientist at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, USA, on Google Maps and in 2013 as a visiting scientist at the Department of Geography, Hunter College of the City University of New York focusing on visualization of Linked Open Data and ontologies for VGI. Rob is involved in the Platform Linked Data Netherlands and co-winner of the hackathon on data journalism in 2016. In the COST ENERGIC project http://vgibox.eu he co-created the VGI Knowledge Portal. He is lead architect for ontology development for the Living textbook application, which is currently deployed in the http://www.eo4geo.eu/ project. He co-authored several publications on deploying ontologies in learning environments, geoprocessing and geodata discovery. He supervises MSc and PhD student projects in the domain of geosemantic modelling and Linked Data.

Dr Alexander Los is a physicist and expert in Urban Environment and Climate Change. He focuses his research on urban environment modelling using satellite-based observations, Citizen Sensing and climate change data. In the Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change specialization of the Urban Management and Development MSc programme he teaches air quality, climate change, and renewable energy-related subjects. Before joining IHS he was responsible for the lecture program and masterclasses of the Copernicus Eyes on Earth Roadshows. Besides teaching Alexander is using Earth observations in projects funded by the European Space Agency and Copernicus to support local communities in their effort to understand air pollution urgencies and to take required actions. Alexander’s experience in climate change, air quality and remote-sensing is built on a consequent combination of modelling and fieldwork to study atmospheric photochemistry, cloud-induced effects on the Earth’s climate and solar resource

forecasting. Alexander obtained his PhD at the University of Utrecht in 2001. He worked as a post-doc researcher at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and as a research associate at the University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands. As managing director and as a senior scientist in private companies he developed scientific instruments for climate research and solar energy.

President of the Croatian Crisis Management As-sociation (CCMA), Croatian Red Cross Emergency Team and National Civil Protection module for tactical support, Copernicus Academy member – Emergency Management and Copernicus Expert in charge of EMS Sat-ellite Imagery Products Development for 3D EMS, Croatian Crisis Management Association (HUKM)

Giacomo Martirano is an Electronic Engineer, cofounder and CTO (Chief Technical Officer) of Epsilon Italia, an independent SME (Small Medium Enterprise) active in the geospatial domain since 25 years. He was/is responsible for many international projects dealing with INSPIRE implementations, ranging from data harmonization to network service deployment and to validation and testing.as well as for projects implementing SDIs (Spatial Data Infrastructures) at local level for Public Authorities. In the period 2012 – 2017 he was co-chair of OGC CITE SC (OGC Compliance and Interoperability Testing and Evaluation Program Subcommitee) and vice-chairman of CEN TC 287 (Technical Committee for Geographic Information of European Committee for Standardization). Since 2015 he is external consultant at JRC (Joint Research Centre) of the European Commission, where he is coordinating the Energy & Location Applications of the ELISE (European Location Interoperability Solutions for e-Government) Action of ISA2 Programme.

Igor Mayer is a professor (lector) of Applied Games, Innovation & Society at Breda University of Applied Sciences. His main research interests and resulting publications are about the development, use and evaluation of gaming simulation, serious games and more recently also virtual, mixed and augmented reality for policy analysis, organization and management. Over the years and in various partnerships, he has initiated, managed and participated in a large number of serious gaming-related research and development projects, often through FP7, Horizon 2020, Eranet, Interreg and Erasmus funding programmes of the European Union.

Dr.sc. Zrinka Mesić, biol. (1976), is an ecologist with 18 years of professional experience in nature protection and more than 15 years of experience in vegetation and habitat mapping in Croatia. She has participated in habitat/vegetation mapping (i.e. forest habitats/vegetation) of 16 biodiversity important areas in Croatia (including 5 National Parks and 5 Nature Parks). As team leader and coordinator of field surveys for 8 biodiversity important areas in Croatia, she was responsible for organization and design of GIS database as well as application of remote sensing techniques for habitat mapping and vegetation (i.e. forest vegetation inventory, biomass mapping, invasive species mapping). As employe at Oikon - Institute of Applied Ecology she participates as habitat, flora and Natura 2000 expert in creating Environmental Impact Assessment Studies for biodiversity, protected areas and ecological network (Natura 2000) topics. The main task is to observe natural values and how they might be affected by a certain plan, project or strategy and other projects such as studies of nature protection that provide the base for further project decisions. In the remote sensing research related to survey and assessment of nature (biodiversity) she use data from various mission such as MODIS, LANDSAT, ASTER, Sentinel. SPOT etc. as well as their products as Land Cover HRL, CORINE Land Cover, MODIS NDVI 16day composite etc. Zrinka was coordinator (team leader) on several biodiversity survey projects in Croatia. She is teaching the nature conservation modules at Karlovac Universtiy of Applied Sciences.

Senior project manager at the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) with more than 15 years of working experience in the Earth Observation sector interacting with different stakeholders from most highly regarded technological related firms to international organizations such as GEO, UN specialized agencies, ESA or EC. With a scientific background and proven “lead” for a diverse range of Association related activities but also responsible for relations with EARSC members and other stakeholders where she contributed to enhancing and improving EARSC’s community relationships. Through all these years, she acquired a deep understanding of the EO applications portfolio and its evolution gaining the ability to communicate on the capabilities and limitations of Earth Observation which makes her profile with valuable assets and experience for conducting international projects.

Mrs. Eva-Maria Missoni-Steinbacher received her master's degree in “Applied Cultural Studies” from the University of Klagenfurt and BSc in “Spatial Planning” at the Technical University of Vienna. As a project employee for EO4GEO she is involved in the training material development. She is particularly interested in science communication and new formats of EO*GI education and training.

Marc Olijslagers is research associate, GI and ICT expert at the Spatial Applications Division of KU Leuven (SADL). He Is mainly engaged in ICT and INSPIRE related projects. Before joining SADL, he was for 25 years active in private GI companies, working on data collection, conversion and exploitation. In the EO4GEO project he is work package leader for the development of the Body of Knowledge (BoK) on GI and EO. His combined private and academic experience allows him to reconcile the viewpoints of both sectors in the development of the BoK.

Luis is a TU Berlin graduate Geoinformatics Engineer currently working as a Professional Services Engineer at Planet. Before Planet, he worked at the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia and the German Center for Geosciences GFZ researching on the detection of Arctic Sea-Ice from space using GNSS reflectometry, publishing a scientific paper on Radio Science Vol 52-11. He began his stay at Planet as a Technical Support Engineer helping customers solve any technical issues. Currently, he focuses on helping customers use and understand Planet’s products as well as architecting and developing solutions that enables them to make global change actionable. Title: Planet, insights at the speed of change Abstract: Planet is an integrated aerospace and data analytics company that operates history’s largest fleet of Earth-imaging satellites, collecting a massive amount of information about our changing planet. Planet is driven by a mission to image all of Earth’s landmass every day, and make global change visible, accessible and actionable. Founded in 2010 by three NASA scientists, Planet designs, builds and operates over 150 satellites, and develops the online software and tools that serves data to users. Decision makers in business, government, and within organizations use Planet’s data and machine learning-powered analytics to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest challenges.

Branimir Radun mag. ing. geod. et geoinf., CE (1991), is a Professional Associate at Oikon Ltd. - Institute of Applied Ecology, with 5 years of relevant industry experience working on large scale regional and countrywide projects. Master degree in Geodesy and Geoinformatics acquired at the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb. Professional background in Engineering Geodesy, Spatial data acquisition and analysis, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Currently pursuing a PhD in the field of Synthetic Aperture Radar. He is a certified member of the Croatian Chamber of Charted Geodetic Engineers. Some of the projects he worked on include Corine Land Cover change mapping, large scale forest ecosystem monitoring using EO data, Machine Learning for crop type classification from Multispectral and Radar imagery, 3D surveying and modelling of protected historical monuments and buildings, Terrestrial Laser Scanning and 3D modelling of large industrial objects. He has a strong interest in Geokinematics, Deformation and Displacement monitoring and analysis, Plate Tectonics, Ocean System Dynamics and Earth Observation in general.

The Copernicus programme and its Sentinel satellites provide a wealth of global information every day and supply constant, reliable and free data on Land, Marine and Atmosphere. There are countless ways in which this data can make a difference in our everyday life, from monitoring air pollution and quality, forest damage, and ground subsidence damaging houses; to detecting and monitoring active fires and assisting in disaster relief. Funded by the European Commission and managed by the European Space Agency, the RUS Copernicus Service (Research and User Support for Sentinel core products) was designed to encourage the uptake of Copernicus data and to support their use for R&D activities. It is a free and open service, offering not only powerful computational environment - in the form of customized Virtual Machines, preinstalled with a wide variety of open source toolboxes - but also Earth Observation expertise and support for application-driven data access and selection, data processing and visualization as well as algorithm development and scaling-up to large amount of Sentinel products. Another aspect of the service is the regular release of training and teaching material (videos, webinars) offering capacity building to any kind of users from beginners to experts. Follow RUS-Copernicus on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Real-world problems and work processes as starting point for case-based learning scenarios. How to get from BPMN to occupational profiles and skills – the landslide documentation example

Round Table “Earth Observation Sector Education and Application for Future Jobs and Prospering Business”.

How to design curricula based on the work processes modelled. Curriculum Development in different steps for academic and vocational training. Design of EO and related curricula. Conclusions and next steps; how can you get involved? The Closing.

SESSION III-B – Round table Discussion, Skills and strategy for space sector entrepreneurs.

SESSION II – Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) [basic knowledge]. Copernicus Marine data for Maritime Spatial Planning.

SESSION III-B – Round table Discussion, Skills and strategy for space sector entrepreneurs.

Introduction and welcome to the Copernicus ‘Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow and Earth Observation Summit. Conclusions and next steps; how can you get involved?

How could companies make use of BoK and tools: Occupational Profile Tool and Job Offer Tool (demonstration of a real case). Use of EO*GI BoK and tools for companies and public sector.

Introduction and welcome to the Copernicus ‘Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow and Earth Observation Summit.

Round Table “Earth Observation Sector Education and Application for Future Jobs and Prospering Business”.

Round Table “Earth Observation Sector Education and Application for Future Jobs and Prospering Business” .

SESSION I – Introduction to the Copernicus Programme [basic knowledge]. Satellite Do’s and Don’ts [illustrated by COVID19 examples].

How to design curricula based on the work processes modelled. Curriculum Development in different steps for academic and vocational training. Curriculum design – VET educational offer.

SESSION VII-A – Support Session for getting EO knowledge and Business support [basic knowledge]

Real-world problems and work processes as starting point for case-based learning scenarios. Designing GI and EO curricula in support of Copernicus – introduction and methodology.

SESSION VII-B – Information on Other support programmes [basic knowledge]. ESA BIC and Copernicus Masters.

SESSION VI – Copernicus Services in depth [basic knowledge] OIKON Ltd. case studies.

SESSION III-B – Round table Discussion, Skills and strategy for space sector entrepreneurs.

SESSION VII-B – Information on Other support programmes [basic knowledge]. ESA Space Solutions.

Scenarios for learning actions: what is planned. Designing learning scenarios and planning related training actions

How to design curricula based on the work processes modelled. Curriculum Development in different steps for academic and vocational training. Curriculum design – academic curriculum example.

SESSION III-B – Round table Discussion, Skills, and strategy for space sector entrepreneurs.

SESSION III-B – Round table Discussion, Skills, and strategy for space sector entrepreneurs.

SESSION VI – Copernicus Services in depth [basic knowledge] OIKON Ltd. case studies.

How to design curricula based on the work processes modelled. Curriculum Development in different steps for academic and vocational training. Courses and modules as modular building bricks for curriculum design.

Scenarios for learning actions: what is planned. The CopHub.AC innovation pipeline and the GEOBIA virtual summer school.

The Body of Knowledge as the basis for curriculum design and other activities. What will you find in the BoK for GI*EO (examples and demonstration with real cases). Zoom in on cases -demonstration.

SESSION IV-B - Heat islands and Air Quality.

SESSION III-A – Copernicus Services in depth CEMS [basic knowledge] The role of Earth observation in emergency situations.

How could companies make use of BoK and tools: Occupational Profile Tool and Job Offer Tool (demonstration of a real case). Demonstration of a real case.

SESSION II – Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) [basic knowledge]. Introduction to MSP.

SESSION VI – Copernicus Services in depth [basic knowledge] OIKON Ltd. case studies.

How could companies make use of BoK and tools: Occupational Profile Tool and Job Offer Tool (demonstration of a real case). Seeking for new skills and knowledge in EO*GI business sector.

Real-world problems and work processes as starting point for case-based learning scenarios. The sequence of business process analysis, curriculum design and training material development.

The Body of Knowledge as the basis for curriculum design and other activities. What will you find in the BoK for GI*EO (examples and demonstration with real cases). EO*GI BoK content, where does it lead us.

Session IV A – Planet – Providing insights at the speed of change.

SESSION VI – Copernicus Services in depth [basic knowledge] OIKON Ltd. case studies

Session V – NO2 Air Pollution Monitoring.

Geoff has been the Secretary General of EARSC since 2011 and has driven the development of the Association into the widely-known and well-regarded organisation it is today. During his long and varied career, Geoff has held senior management positions in the space industry with Astrium / EADS / Airbus as well as numerous representative positions in the UK and Europe. In his early career, Geoff was the radar systems designer for ERS-1 and Envisat and later became vice-president for the space strategy for EADS (now Airbus). He was previously a director of EARSC for 12 years during which he was chairman for 6 years from 1991 to 1997. He spent 3 years working for the European Commission where he was responsible for supporting space policy and, in particular, the creation of the GMES (now Copernicus) initiative. Geoff is very well known to many in the space and earth observation sectors and brings this deep wealth of experience and knowledge to support the ambitions of the geo-information industry that EARSC represents.

Armin Schöpf is Co-Founder and CEO of the startup Audili which focuses on the remote analysis of soil properties using freely available data from the Copernicus program. Audili is currently incubated at the ESA BIC Austria and was the Winner of the Copernicus Masters Smart Farming Challenge in 2019.

Martijn Seijger is co-founder/director of stichting dotSPACE. With dotSPACE he developed the Netherlands Earth Observation Cluster (NEOC) programme, in recognition of the knowledge gap between providers and (potential) users of Earth Observation data. To meet the training and knowledge transfer demand, dotSPACE developed a masterclass aimed at non-experts, such as transport, spatial development and air quality experts in local authorities, looking for data to support their operational decision-making. This programme is also launched in the private sector. Martijn is the project coordinator for the Eyes on Earth Roadshow project. DotSPACE is located at the Space Campus in Noordwijk, next to the largest research centre of ESA, ESTEC. Martijn was director of the ESA BIC programme for over 7 years up to 2019.

Dr. sc. Ivan Tomljenović, mag. ing. geod. et geoinf. (1987), currently a Head of Remote Sensing and GIS Laboratory and UNIGIS coordinator for Study Center Zagreb within Oikon ltd Institute of Applied Ecology. He has a Master’s degree in Geodesy and Geoinformatics from University of Zagreb and a Doctoral degree in Applied Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing obtained from the University of Salzburg. Specialized in LiDAR/UAV/Satellite Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics and Geodesy. His professional interests evolve around topics of Object-Based Image Analysis (OBIA), Airborne and Satellite LiDAR platforms, Advanced Remote Sensing, WebGIS design, Land Cover Mapping, Automated Classification, Machine Learning, Mobile App Design and Development. He is a professional with strong communications and technical skills. Known for an interactive presentation style. Highly organized and independent; able to effectively coordinate tasks to accomplish them with timeliness and creativity. Also, a high-energy, confident professional with an infectious enthusiasm for technology. Quick learner and creative thinker.

Danny Vandenbroucke is research manager at KU Leuven, Belgium. His field of expertise relates to geospatial data and technologies with particular emphasis on Spatial Data Infrastructures such as INSPIRE and Copernicus. Danny is one of the initiators of the EO4GEO project and serves as scientific and technical coordinator. He works since 2011 on the preparation and development of an ontology-based Body of Knowledge for the geospatial field, first in the GI Need-to-Know LLP-project (GI-N2K) and now within EO4GEO.

After a career in the private environmental services sector, Stijn worked for 7 years at the European Commission DG RTD and Research Executive Agency within the Climate and Environmental Risks and the Space Research programmes. Stijn joined ECMWF in 2015 as part of the Copernicus management team where he contributed to the initiation of the operational phase of the Copernicus Climate Change and Copernicus Atmosphere Composition activities as entrusted to ECMWF by the European Commission. Since 2020, Stijn is developing the new User Engagement capacity for the Copernicus services at ECMWF.

Mrs. Maria Ioana VLAD SANDRU, received a PhD in geography from the University of Bucharest in 2012 with geospatial applications in quality of life and a M.Sc. Degree in 2009 with study of rural and urban infrastructure, demographics, smart development of cities and villages. She followed a post-doctoral program (2014 – 2015) at the University “AlexandruI.Cuza” in Iasi, Romania, advancing research on geospatial health and environment network within Human and Economic Geography Department. She works as a research scientist for the Romanian Space Agency, ongoing projects based on Earth Observation (EO) identification and rapid mapping for emergency situation.

Harald Warmelink is an R&D project leader at Breda University of Applied Sciences. He works on the design, use and evaluation of serious games for policy analysis, decision-making, management, and organization, as well as their gamification. He obtained his PhD degree at Delft University of Technology in 2013 on the organisational behaviour of online gamers. He has published in diverse journals, including British Journal of Educational Technology, Simulation and Gaming, Journal of Business Research, and Organization Studies.

Peter Zeil, a senior expert at Spatial Services Ltd, has concluded in 2016 a two-year term as Seconded National Expert working as a Policy Officer at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) in the context of Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth. He served the Copernicus programme with a remit over the Copernicus Emergency Management service, also contributing to activities related to the services for Security applications. Prior to his secondment, he worked as a Senior Project Manager at the Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS) at the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg. He is a geophysicist by training with more than 30 years of professional experience in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America related to the implementation of geo- information and remote sensing applications covering institution building, technology transfer, and network coordination.

Ivona Žiža, mag. ing. agr. (1991), holds a Master's degree in Agronomy from University of Zagreb and is presently working on her doctoral degree. She has more than three years of experience working with GIS programs (QGIS, SAGA, GDAL and ArcGIS) and the knowledge of interpretation and processing of satellite imagery. Since 2016, Ivona has worked at Oikon Ltd. – Institute of Applied Ecology on environmental impact assessments covering themes like soil, land use and agricultural land use. For the purpose of the analyses required for environmental impact assessments, she uses GIS on day to day basis, which includes mapping of the surface cover, land use and the use of agricultural land. She also participated in the development of numerous land use layouts for various studies, as well as advanced vector and raster layouts, such as the determination of priority areas for groundwater monitoring within Intensive Agricultural Area (SAGRA), preparation of forest area layouts and maps of areas with special restrictions within the Republic of Croatia.

Round Table “Earth Observation Sector Education and Application for Future Jobs and Prospering Business” .

SESSION VII-B – Information on Other support programmes [basic knowledge]

Introduction to the Copernicus ‘Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow and Earth Observation Summit.

SESSION VI – Copernicus Services in depth [basic knowledge] OIKON Ltd. case studies.

Round Table “Earth Observation Sector Education and Application for Future Jobs and Prospering Business”. The Body of Knowledge as the basis for curriculum design and other activities. What will you find in the BoK for GI*EO (examples and demonstration with real cases). EO*GI BoK, its concept and role in curriculum design. Conclusions and next steps; how can you get involved? EO4GEO Next steps

SESSION I – Introduction to the Copernicus Programme [basic knowledge]. Introduction to Copernicus and Services [illustrated by COVID19 examples]. SESSION IV-B - Heat islands and Air Quality.

Real-world problems and work processes as starting point for case-based learning scenarios. Business processes and occupational profiles.

SESSION II – Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) [basic knowledge].

Scenarios for learning actions: what is planned . Designing learning scenarios and planning related training actions.

SESSION VI – Copernicus Services in depth [basic knowledge] OIKON Ltd. case studies.

Sawyer, Geoff

Schöpf, Armin

Seijger, Martijn

Tomljenović, Ivan



Vermoote, Stijn

Vlad Sandru,

Maria Iona



Zeil, Peter

Žiža, Ivona