The European Commission is organising a Copernicus event in Singapore on 21 September 2018. It will bring together representatives  from the European Commission with European companies, Singaporean companies, and Singaporean authorities working in Earth Observation or environmental monitoring for a Copernicus Infosession in the morning. 

For more information, please refer to the draft agenda. These events are open and free for registered participants. 


Registration has closed as the event venue has reached capacity. 




Date:               Friday 21/09/2018

Language:      English

Cost:               Free of charge


Venue:          European Union Delegation to Singapore

Address:      250 North Bridge Rd, #37-01 Raffles City Tower

City:             Singapore 179101

Tel.:              +65 6336 79 19






A printable agenda can be found here. Biographies of the speakers can be downloaded here.


09:00 - 09:30
Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 - 10:20
What is Copernicus?


  1. Introduction on the Copernicus ecosystem (P. Brunet, Director for Space Policy, Copernicus and Defence, European Commission) – 10 min
  2. General presentation of Copernicus: portfolio, services, data access and user uptake (Astrid Koch, European Commission) – 15 min
  3. Focus  on the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (Günter Strunz – DLR) – 5 min
  4. Q&As - 20 min
10:20 - 11:10
Copernicus opportunities for Singapore (part 1)


  1. Airbus Digital Platform : Deeper Insight for Efficient Decisions (Hugues Pavie - Head of Sales APAC for Airbus’ Intelligence Programme Line).
  2. OLCI Hyperspectral Instrument in Sentinel 3 (Jose M. Gonzalez, Director of Space CoE in Singapore at Thales Alenia Space)
  3. Leveraging the AgilSpace GeoPortal for Copernicus (Seah Peng Hwee, Vice President Space Systems Business Group at ST Engineering Electronics)
11:10 - 11:40
Coffee break
11:40 - 13:00
Copernicus opportunities for Singapore (part 2)


  1. Maritime and security applications (Fabio Volpe, Head of Geo-content Innovation unit at e-GEOS)
  2. Satellite based water monitoring for maritime industry and agencies (Karin Schenk , head of the water quality section at EOMAP)
  3. EO-based Solutions for Sustainable Development (Lubos Kucera, managing director at GISAT)
  4. Maritime security and urban flooding (Olivier Germain, Director of Operations at CLS Vietnam)
  5. The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies, your gateway to the European Earth Observation sector (Rory Donnelly, Business manager at EARSC)
13:00 - 14:30
Networking lunch


More information will follow soon.



  More information


You can find a brochure on the Benefits of Copernicus for ASEAN countries here



Contact Information

Organising team


Policy Officer, DG GROW, EC

julien . turpin [at] ec . europa . eu