June 2 and 3, 2020 – Oikon experts participated in a two-day international Earth Observation conference, which consisted of the Copernicus “Eyes on Earth” Roadshow and the EO4GEO Summit. Given the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference was held entirely online and the participants included experts from Croatia, the EU and the rest of the world.
On the first day of the conference, the Head of our Department of Natural Resources Management, Vladimir Kušan, PhD participated in the panel discussion “Earth Observation Sector Education and Application for Future Jobs and Prospering Business” where he spoke about employment opportunities in the EO sector, the needs of employers and higher education opportunities that can lead to employment within the sector.
The second day of the conference Oikon experts in remote sensing, GIS and nature protection: Vladimir Kušan, PhD, Zrinka Mesić, PhD, Ivan Tomljenović, PhD, Nela Jantol, Branimir Radun and Ivona Žiža gave a series of lectures on Copernicus services, which they explained through Oikon’s studies and projects. The participants were able to learn how Earth Observation systems are used in agriculture, in environmental protection and in monitoring of forest ecosystems. Their presentations were held in Croatian and English, and recordings are available at: https://www.eo4geo-copernicus.com/s13
The event was organized by the European Commission, DG GROW and DG EASEME, and as part of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The partners, along with Oikon, included the EO4GEO team of the Faculty of Geodesy in Zagreb, the Croatian Crisis Management Association, the Croatian Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Croatian Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning and the Croatian Employers’ Association.
As one of the partners and experts in the field, Oikon worked very closely with the organizers and actively helped with the professional part of the organization.
Copernicus is the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme, looking at our planet and its environment for the ultimate benefit of all European citizens. It offers information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ (non-space) data. The Programme is coordinated and managed by the European Commission. It is implemented in partnership with the Member States, the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), EU Agencies and Mercator Océan.
More information: https://www.eo4geo-copernicus.com