The presentations for this workshop are available in the MATERIAL section (in the top menu). You can also find photos of the event here (use PIN code 8682). The minutes of the workshop can be downloaded here.
The Energy sector can vastly benefit from Copernicus free and open data and information.
The Copernicus programme already interacts with some stakeholders of the energy sector when it comes to traditional or renewable energy plants exploitation, monitoring GHG and climate change, and all via the different Copernicus services: marine, atmosphere, climate, land, emergency and security. However, the full potential of the Copernicus programme in support of the Energy Union is not yet fully explored.
The Copernicus4Energy workshop intends to bring together stakeholders of the Earth Observation (EO) and the Energy sectors, in view of highlighting the potential of Copernicus to contribute to current and emerging needs of the energy industries, and especially the energy transition.
The objectives of the workshop are:
The workshop will aim at further investigating the main user requirements for EO-based applications associated with traditional and renewable energy generation and infrastructure in Europe and worldwide. This includes the characterisation and mapping of Copernicus capabilities and existing solutions over the identified user needs and potential evolutions to effectively support energy needs. Additionally, the workshop will look into how Copernicus can support solutions fostering energy efficiency (human behaviour, new buildings, optimisation of energy consumption, addressed also in 'smart cities'),how the programme can provide data and services fostering the development and competitiveness of the renewable energy sector, and how Copernicus can contribute to the monitoring of the impact of EU energy policies on climate change mitigation, decarbonisation, and transition to a low carbon economy and behaviour.
The sectors covered will include biomass, solar and wind energy, renewable marine energy and offshore wind farms, as well as infrastructure monitoring.
This workshop is of interest to the public sector in charge of energy regulation and involved in transitioning to low-carbon facilities like smart cities (at European as well as national level), the traditional network utilities sector that need to implement energy efficiency best practices and all potential end-users from the industrial renewable energies sector that should bring innovation and competitiveness into the EU energy transition contributing to a low-carbon economy and also to energy security in Europe
The registration will close on 11 October 2017.
Cost: free of charge
Venue: Breydel Auditorium, DG GROW
Address: Avenue d'Auderghem 45, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
09:00 - 09:30
Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:30 - 09:40
Welcome by Andreas Veispak (Head of the Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth Unit, DG GROW)
09:40 - 11:05
Panel one: Overview of user needs and challenges
11:05 - 11:30
Q&A and discussion
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 13:00
Panel two: Copernicus offer for the energy sector
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:15
Panel three: The way forward
15:15 - 15:35
15:35 - 16:50
Q&A and discussion
16:50 - 17:00
Closing remarks by Andreas Veispak
European Commission - DG GROW
The workshop venue is walking distance (5 minutes) from Schuman metro station. There is a train connection between Schuman and BRU Airport and the journey takes about 35 minutes.
The website stib-mivb.be provides real-time information and updates about public transport and has a supporting smartphone app.
The accommodation information is for guidance only and the European Commission does not endorse any specific accommodation provider.
Names and contact details of local coordinators
T: + 32 2 318 09 22
Copernicus Support Office