3rd Workshop "Preparations for the Sentinels in Europe"

9 - 10 October 2018 (Norwegian Space Centre, Oslo, Norway)

This workshop, co-organized by EuroSDR, Norwegian Space Centre and the Norwegian Mapping Authority, aimed to give the users of the Sentinel-2 satellites the latest information from ESA Ground Segment, but also knowledge and experience from different national Collaborative Ground Segments (CGS). There were also presentations from operational use of S-2 data, and of course break out discussions.

You can download the workshop report here.

Program committee:
Michael Hovenbitzer BKG-Germany, Clement Mallet IGN-France, Anja Strømme NSC-Norway, Trygve Halsne MET-Norway, Torgeir Ferdinand Klingenberg and Jon Arne Trollvik NMA-Norway

Venue: Norsk Romsenter, 6th floor Drammensveien 165, 0277 Oslo

Dates: October 9th and 10th 2018      

The workshop was free of charge, coffee breaks and lunch both days included. 

Deadline for registration: October 5th 2018

Maximum number of participants: 50



Preparations for the Sentinels in Europe


Initiate contact and collaboration among European mapping agencies, institutes and companies involved in work to support national users of data from the fleet of Sentinel satellites, with special focus on Sentinel-2.


Premises of the Norwegian Space Centre, Oslo, Norway 6th floor, Drammensveien 165, 0277 Oslo (http://www.romsenter.no/eng).


October 9th and 10th 2018


Day 1 October 9th

11:30 – 12:30

Registration and lunch

12:30 – 12:40

Welcome address and practical information

12:40 – 12:45

Introduction to EuroSDR (pdf)

Session 1: Update from ESA on the Sentinels /ONDA DIAS / Sentinel 2 Global Mosaic

12:45 – 13:40

Copernicus Sentinel-2 Mission Status and DIAS overview (pdf)
Ferran Gascon, ESA

13:40 – 14:00

ONDA-DIAS Service Solution Overview (pdf)
Enrico Cadau, Serco-It

14:00 – 14:30

Coffee break

14:30 – 14:50

The Copernicus Sentinel 2 Global Mosaic (S2GM) Service (pdf)
Carsten Brockmann, Brockmann consult, Ger

Session 2: CGS in operation - Commercial contracts vs. National initiatives

14:50 – 15:10


The Norwegian National Ground Segment; Preservation, Distribution and Exploitation of Sentinel data (pdf)
Trygve Halsne,  MET-No

15:10 – 15:40

Coffee break

15:40 – 16:00

CODE-DE - Sentinel Data Supply and Processing for Germany (pdf)
Christoph Reck, DLR-Ger

16:00 – 16:20

The French land data and service centre (Theia): Current outcomes of value-added products using Sentinels (pdf)
Arnaud Sellé, CNES-Fr

16:20 – 16:40

Austrian Data Cube: An EODC service for the Austrian EO user community (pdf)
Tim Ng, EODC-Au

Session 3: Break out

16:40 – 16:50

Introduction to break out - Quality on DEMs (pdf)

16:50 – 17:50

Break out discussion in groups  

17:50 – 18:00

Practical information and closure of workshop day 1

20:00  - 00:00

Common dinner (no host)


Day 2, October 10th

08:45 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:05

Introduction and practical information

09:05 ­– 09:35

Wrap up from group discussions  

Session 4: Use cases / Best practice

09:35 – 09:55

Water Quality products from Sentinel 2 and Sentinel 3 (pdf)
Carsten Brockmann, Brockmann consult-Ger

09:55 – 10:15

Temporal Structured Classification Using Sentinel Image Time Series for Crop Type Mapping (pdf)
Sebastien Giordano, IGN-Fr

10:15 – 10:35

Using the Sentinels to map the state and changes of Norwegian glaciers (pdf)
Liss M. Andreassen, NVE-No

10:35 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:20

Experiences at NIBIO with Sentinel for forest and agriculture mapping and monitoring (pdf)
Arnt Kristian Gjertsen, NIBIO-No

11:20 – 11:40

The Copernicus emergency service (pdf)
Ola Norbeck, NSC-No

11:40 – 11:55

Copernicus-EMS-Activation in Germany (pdf)
Michael Hovenbitzer, BKG-Ger

11:55 - 12:00

Wrap up /recommendation for further work /end of workshop

12:00 – 13:00


You can also download the program here

How to reach Norwegian Space centre
Address: Drammensveien 165, 0277 Oslo.


Most commuter and regional trains stop at Skøyen station, just 200 metres away. Visit the Norwegian State Railways website (https://www.nsb.no/en/frontpage) for schedules.

Airport Express Trains
The Airport Express Train to/from Gardermoen Airport (OSL) stops at Skøyen station. http://www.flytoget.no/eng/

Buses and trams
Several bus lines stop at Skøyen. Schedules are available at the Ruter service centre at the Oslo S railway station and on the centre’s website. https://ruter.no/en/

Where to stay
Hotel Scandic Sjølyst is situated close to the Norwegian Space centre, but there are several (and cheaper) hotels in the city centre 3 km away.
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