Estonian Remote Sensing Day at Tõravere

Tiia Lillemaa | 24.10.2016

The Estonian Remote Sensing Day will take place at Tartu Observatory in Tõravere on 27th of October 2016. Scientists, entrepreneurs and officials working on enviroment and security issues in our everyday life will meet on that day here.

Eesti kaugseirepäev 2016

The Remote Sensing Day will be organized jointly by Tartu Observatory, University of Tartu, Estonian University of Life Sciences and Environment Agency. World-class renowned scientists will give an overview on Estonian remote sensing research trends, about current situation and applications for society. Interesting presentations and inspiring discussions will enable to create new ideas and help to find out solutions for implementation.

The European Programme for Global Monitoring of Environment and Security (GMES/Copernicus) was established already in 1998. This Earth monitoring initiative led by the Union and carried out in partnership with the Member States and the European Space Agency (ESA) is a long-term commitment for the development of space-based environmental monitoring services and further developing, European skills and technologies.

Estonian representative in the Copernicus User Forum Dr Anu Reinart emphasized that strategic aim of Copernicus Programme has been to develop jointly with ESA an independent European Earth observation capacity to deliver services in environmental and security fields. The system includes series of space based infrastructure among which six types of Sentinel satellites have a significant role. Data from these satellites are free of charge for any user in Member States. For quicker and better use of the data as well as for the sake of stable services, Estonia has signed the data availability contract with ESA. A contact agency for the storage, processing and distribution of Copernicus data will be Estonian Land Board (institution responsible for spatial data over Estonia).

All these aspects of remote sensing will also be dicussed in the Estonain Remote Sensing Day at Tõravere.

Tartu Observatory is a public research and development authority. The main area of activity  of TO is the research and development in the fields of astronomy, remote sensing, and space technology. Through our excellent scientific competence we promote education, support entrepreneurship, and raise awareness of scientific worldview in order to contribute to solving of the challenges faced by society. As a space research centre, we realize an excellence in the space science in the interests of the development of Estonia.

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