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Past Events

Aug 23 2017
Aug 25 2017

JRC scientist and Head of Unit Alan BELWARD has been invited to participate in the United Nations / World Health Organization / Switzerland Conference on Strengthening Space Cooperation for Global Health.

Jul 19 2016
Jul 29 2016

The Summer School will give a comprehensive overview of satellite navigation, including the architecture of a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), its signals , the processing of GNSS measurements in a receiver and, finally, the determination of the Position Navigation Time (PNT) solution.


Mar 15 2016
Mar 16 2016

The JRC is hosting this year's edition of the users' workshop of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS).

The workshop will focus on the mapping component and aims at reviewing the current status of the service and addressing its future evolution.


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Mar 15 2016
Mar 17 2016
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Big Data from Space refers to the massive spatio-temporal Earth and Space observation data collected by space-borne and ground-based sensors. This emerging domain is currently facing sharp increase - fortunately paralleled by tremendous amount of new developments and breakthroughs software developments, such as multi-temporal data analysis, data management and information extraction technologies.

Free public lecture on how satellites can help monitor the Earth
Nov 18 2015

Dr David Wilkinson, the Director of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability and Dr Alan Belward, the Head of the Land Resource Management Unit, will give a public lecture in Cambridge University on how satellite imagery can reveal changes in the Earth surface, and how this can help inform policy.


The GEO XII Plenary takes place from 11-12 November 2015, and the GEO 2015 Mexico City Ministerial Summit takes place on 13 November 2015
Nov 11 2015
Nov 13 2015
Mexico City

The Twelfth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-XII), hosted by Mexico, will take place in Mexico City, from 11 to 12 November 2015. The GEO 2015 Mexico City Ministerial Summit will take place on 13 November 2015. Caucus Meetings and the Executive Committee Meeting, will take place from 9-12 November 2015.


group photo Participants of the workshop "Urbanisation in Europe and in the World". Ispra, 27-29 May 2015
©European Union, 2015
May 27 2015
May 29 2015

The workshop addresses European urbanization typologies and global urbanization trends and challenges from the point of view of reference data available, policy requirements, spatial planning recommendations and case studies.

The event aims to bring together planners from international and national practice, from academia and policy, to discuss how new mapping tools can inform the design of spatial planning, and promote best practice, bridging the urban/rural spectrum.

Graphic of the map of central and south America
May 04 2015
May 05 2015

This webinar presents an innovative tool developed by the JRC to map human settlements using earth observation data: the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL).

Apr 15 2015

The JRC is organising the side event "New Remote Sensing of the Global Human Settlement" within the second session of the Preparatory Committee of Habitat III conference.

The event will disseminate the results of the new Global Human Settlement Working Group (GHS WG) of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) regarding the fine scale global mapping of human settlements with open satellite data.

The GHS WG is committed to support the following processes:

Mar 14 2015
Mar 18 2015

The JRC is participating as organiser, co-organiser or speaker in several events within the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.