Copernicus for Digital Earth Summer School
June 23 – July 4, 2019

“Benefit from the potential of freely available Satellite data and Copernicus services for your domain”

The Copernicus for Digital Earth Summer School 2019 is organized by University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS) – UNIGIS and CopHub.AC – co-organized by the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), and supported by ESA and GEO and will be held in Salzburg, Austria, June 23 – July 4, 2019.

The vision of digital earth intends to help understand the Earth system by monitoring parameters and phenomena relevant to human society. The concept encompasses as an integral part advanced measuring technologies and transformations we are facing in their use, e.g. by the way how massive (‘big’) data, including satellite-borne data, are exploited and delivered in near real-time to users in highly integrated information products.

This Summer School will explore the potential of freely available satellite data and derived information products. The focus is on the European Earth observation programme Copernicus and its various service domains atmosphere, marine, and land monitoring, as well as climate change, emergency management and human security. Best practice examples will be shown and practical experiences shared.

Lectures by distinguished scholars and researchers are complemented by interactive hands-on and lab sessions, group work and a field trip that give students the opportunity to prepare for international work, obtain qualifications and experiences in Earth observation and remote sensing, and build strong inter-personal and team skills.

Results of working groups will be presented in a special session at the EARSeL Symposium 2019 using of innovative, digital presentation tools like story maps, apps and social media.

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Target group: graduate students and young professionals / academics
The Summer School will address its topic on a moderately advanced level, with a prerequisite basic understanding of Earth observation/remote sensing.

Participants: 25

Location: University of Salzburg, Austria | Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS

Date: June 23 – July 04, 2019

Credits: 3 ECTS

Registration Fee: € 550; for active UNIGIS Students and ClubUNIGIS members: € 450.

The course Registration Fee includes: class training, student supervision, course material in digital format, lectures, sample data, computer with all the software installed, coffee breaks, a field trip including lunch, a welcome come together (Sunday evening), and a social activities during the EARSeL Symposium. Registration fee for the 39th  EARSeL Symposium is included as well!
Please note: accommodation, individual and local travel is not included

Contact & Application: Application closed!
The registration confirmation and the invoice as well as all information regarding the Summer School will be sent by March 24, 2019. A waiting list will be established if registration exceeds 25 participants

Financial support: External funding provided by sponsors will be available to selected students, on the basis of demonstrated needs. Support will only cover part of the costs for participating in this summer school (e.g. registration fee for the summer school, but no full cover of travel and lodging expenses). In any case there is no entitlement to receive funds. The decision is made by the organizers and cannot be appealed.

For any information please contact:
Barbara Riedler |
Regina Hatheier-Stampfl |

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Privacy Notices relating to the use of Applicant Data.

For the purpose of an application to the Summer School Copernicus for Digital Earth 2019 processing of personal data by the University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS) and UNIGIS is required.
Therefore, as an applicant I consent processing the following personal data about me:

  • Personal Details: Family Name(s), First Name(s), Nationality, E-Mail-Address, and contact address;
  • other information provided in the application form.

An applicant has at any time the possibility to withdraw her/his consent by e-mail to (UNIGIS Office), Hellbrunnerstraße 34,
5020 Salzburg, Austria.

Personal data will be deleted 6 months after completion of the summer school.
Applicants are entitled to retrieve their ‘personal data’ at any time. Furthermore, they are entitled to have their ‘personal data’ rectified, deleted or to have the ‘restriction of processing’ limited.
If an applicants believes that we violate data protection regulations, she or he can complain to us or to a data protection authority (AT).

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The legal text is the German version. The English text is just a translation.

latest update: December 18, 2018