The Agriculture sector can vastly benefit from Copernicus full free and open data and information. The Copernicus programme already interacts with different stakeholders from the agricultural sector and the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service has a number of information products which can be relevant for the Agriculture domain. However, the full potential of the Copernicus programme in support of agriculture can be further developed and exploited.

The aim of the workshop is to address the possible role of the private (downstream) sector for possible solutions, integrating Copernicus data and Copernicus services´ information, in support of the agricultural end-users at the different levels: international, European and Member States' level.

The event is open and free to registered participants.


Registration is now closed due to the number of registered participants exceeding the venue's capacity.

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Date:               Mo 05/02/2018

Language:      English

Cost:               free of charge


Venue:            Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), room 0.D

Address:        Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels, Belgium





09:00 - 09:30
Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 - 10:00
Session one: Opening and Introduction

09:30 Opening and welcome by DG GROW and DG AGRI

09:45 The Copernicus data and Copernicus services information offer for Agriculture

10:00 - 11:00
Session two: The international scene

10:00 Presentations on the international scene, the use of EO/Copernicus

10:20 G20 - GEOGLAM

10:30 FAO

10:40 WFP

10:50 View from the perspective of European EO companies

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30
Session three: The European scene

11:30 The European scene: DG AGRI, DG ENV

11:40 DG AGRI

11:50 DG ENV on N2K

12:00 DG AGRI on Nutrient Management Initiatives

12:10 The concept of a CAP product from Copernicus

12:20 View from an NGO perspective


12:30 - 13:30
Networking lunch
13:30 - 15:00
Session four: Copernicus for CAP

13:30 EU Member States' Agricultural Payment Agencies

14:10 SEN4CAP pilot project presentation

14:30 H2020 projects supporting Copernicus use in agriculture

15:00 - 15:20
Coffee break
15:20 - 16:20
Session five: The local scene

15:20 View from the farmer associations’ perspective

15:40 Presentations by representatives of industrial users

16:00 Presentation by CRAW (Wallonian Agricultural Research Centre)

16:20 - 17:20
Moderated Q&A session
17:20 - 17:30
Closing remarks


Workshop venue

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.
To check timetables and book tickets please click here.

The website provides real-time information and updates about public transport and has a supporting smartphone app.



Siegfried Schmuck, Copernicus Support Office

Email: support[at]

Telephone: +32 2 318 09 22