Infosession Ireland

Please note that this page enables participants to sign up for one or both the Irish Earth Observation Symposium (IEOS2017) and the Copernicus Training and Information Session to be held at Maynooth University, respectively on 2 and 3 November 2017.

These two events aim at strengthening the linkages between Researchers, Technologists, Service-Providers & End-Users for more effective exploitation of EO data & information services across Ireland. Support is being provided by the Geomatics Surveying Professional Group of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and the Irish Organisation for Geographic Information (IRLOGI).

 

IEOS2017

The Irish Earth Observation Symposium (IEOS) 2017 provides an opportunity for all those involved in the remote sensing sector to network and present their work to the EO community in either oral or poster format. This event, the 11th in the series, is a full day of talks and demonstrations, hosted by the National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University on the 2 November 2017. Further information on the IEOS agenda, industry exhibitions and abstract submission guidelines are available at www.ieos2017.com

 

Copernicus Training and Information Session

The Copernicus Training and Information Session to be held on 3 November 2017 at Maynooth University, is the 10th in a series of national Copernicus events. The European Commission is organising the Sessions at the request of, and in collaboration with Member States.

The event aims to promote awareness of the many uses of Copernicus data and information, while providing the opportunity for hands on demonstrations and basic training regarding:

  • The data and information available;
  • Its potential uses and applications, both generally and amongst specific categories of users (Public Authorities , Entrepreneurs, etc.) or business sectors (Copernicus for Emergency Management Service, Land Monitoring, Marine Monitoring, Urban Planning etc.);
  • The tools available to access the data and information.

The Copernicus Training and Information Session targets both Copernicus “intermediate” end users (technical) and end user communities (non-technical).
For more information, please refer to the Agenda.

 

These events are open and free to registered participants. Please go to “Register now” to sign up.

The registration will close on 31st October 2017.

 

SUMMARY

 

Date: Thu, 02/11/2017 & Fri, 03/11/2017
Language: English
Cost: Free of charge
   
Venue: National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University
Address: Iontas Building, North Campus, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Web:

https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie

 

 

AGENDA

09:00 - 09:30
Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:30 - 10:20
Welcome Speech and Introduction

Welcome Speech, by Professor Philip Nolan (Maynooth University President)
Welcome Speech, by John Halligan - Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development (Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation)
General introduction to Copernicus, by Dinka Dinkova (DG GROW)
Copernicus Support Office, Copernicus Academy and Copernicus Relays in Ireland, by Stéphane Ourevitch (Copernicus Support Office) and Tim McCarthy (Maynooth University)

10:20 - 11:20
Access to data

Introduction to Copernicus data access, by Isabelle Soleilhavoup (Noveltis, EC Contractor)
Using the ESA and EUMETCAST navigators, by Isabelle Soleilhavoup (Noveltis, EC Contractor)
National Earth Observation Data Platform, by Conor Sheehan (Enterprise Ireland) and Tim McCarthy (Maynooth University)

11:20 - 11:40
Coffee break
11:40 - 13:00
Copernicus Land Monitoring Service
  • Product portfolio and data access, by Markus Probeck (GAF, EC Contractor)
  • Copernicus for Agricultural Applications in Ireland, by Stuart Green (Teagasc)


 

Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service

  • Product portfolio and data access, by Isabelle Soleilhavoup (Noveltis, EC Contractor)
  • Marine Services using Copernicus Data, by Charlotte O'Kelly (Techworks Marine)
  • Spatial Statistics for EU Directives reporting on coastal areas, by Massimo Zotti (Planetek, EC Contractor)
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 15:00
Copernicus Emergency Management Service
  • Risk planning and recovery, by Annalaura di Frederico (e-GEOS, EC Contractor)
  • Monitoring Extreme Flooding Events using Copernicus: an Irish perspective, by Jim Casey (Office of Public Work)

 

Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)

  • What are the Copernicus climate services?, by Fay Done (Telespazio Vega, EC Contractor)
  • Climate Change Monitoring & Detection: User needs & Applications, by Dr. Rowan Fealy (Maynooth University)
15:00 - 15:20
Coffee break
15:20 - 16:20
Copernicus and User Communities

Copernicus for Public Authorities - Key Copernicus takeaways for LRAs, by Roya Ayazi (NEREUS)

Copernicus for GI Professionals - Land Cover Monitoring, by Bruce McCormack (IRLOGI, EUROGI)

Copernicus for Entrepreneurs  - Developing a mobile application for citizens with Copernicus data, by Annekatrien Debien (SpaceTec Partners, EC Contractor)

16:20 - 16:30
Conclusions

 

 

 

TRAVEL

Workshop venue

National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University
Iontas Building, North Campus, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

 

Transport:

By Air:
The Maynooth University is located at 33 km from Dublin Airport. The Airport Hopper is a daily shuttle bus service operating between Maynooth and Dublin Airport every hour (https://airporthopper.ie).

By Train:
Maynooth lies on the Western Suburban railway line which serves the four Dublin city centre stations. The North Campus – where the events will take place – is approximately ten minutes walk from Maynooth train station.

By Bus:
Many buses serve Maynooth every day. From Dublin, the fastest way to reach the University by bus is the 66x Xpresso service (more information available on http://www.dublinbus.ie).

By Car:
Maynooth is situated 25km from Dublin city centre. Take junction 7 (signposted Maynooth/Straffan/Naas) off the M4 and follow the signs to Maynooth. To reach the North Campus, take the left in the centre of the town, then turn right, take the next left and the entrance is on your right.
 

Parking:

Permit parking restrictions are lifted and there will be no clamping during study week except for dangerous, illegal and inappropriate parking. Please note that student conferring runs throughout this week and parking spaces will fill up rapidly in the morning.

Campus and Parking Map available here! Follow arrows to Car Parks 4, 5a or 9 which are convenient to Iontas Building.

 

Accommodation:

For those travelling to the event, a limited number of rooms are available at a discounted rate: please book early to avail of these offers.

1) The Glenroyal Hotel (10 mins walk to conference venue)

The Glenroyal Hotel (http://www.glenroyal.ie/) offers excellent value accommodation, superb leisure facilities, in an ideal location just minutes’ walk from Maynooth Town & University and just twenty minutes’ drive from Dublin. It has national rail & bus connections nearby and is located just off the M4 motorway.

Rate

- €83.00 B&B per single room mid-week.

- €103.00 B&B per single room from Fri 3rd Nov.

Contact info@glenroyal.ie or 01-6290909 and quote reservation no 217824. This will give access to the corporate rate. Bookings must be made directly with the hotel to avail of this rate.

 

2) Carton House (10 mins drive to conference venue)

This beautifully restored historic mansion in Kildare (http://www.cartonhouse.com/) has been discreetly converted into a modern luxury destination resort - the first of its kind in Ireland. Located just ten minutes’ drive from Maynooth University, the 1,100-acre private parkland estate is an all-encompassing playground for leisure and corporate guests alike.

Rate

- €115 B&B single occupancy mid-week. 

- €155 single occupancy or €170 B&B single occupancy from Fri 3rd Nov.

Contact 01–5052000 and request the Maynooth University Corporate Rate. Bookings must be made directly with the hotel to avail of this rate. Limited rooms per night at this rate so early booking advised.

 

 

FURTHER INFO

Names and contact details of local coordinators

Tim McCarthy

National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University

T: +353-1-708 6180 / +353-1-708 6455

E-mail: tim.mccarthy@nuim.ie

Organising team:

Frederic Collomb, FDC

T: +33 1 53 66 11 11

Email: frederic.collomb@fdc.eu

 

Annekatrien Debien, Copernicus Support Office

T: +32 488 48 51 70

Email: debien@spacetecpartners.eu