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EIT RawMaterials, HIF@HZDR, INFACT and TheiaX offer a two-week digital event dedicated to the use of Earth Observation data for the raw material sector. Take this unique opportunity to learn about the innovative EO techniques that will shape the raw material sector as it transitions to industry 4.0.     


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The Earth Observation in the Raw Materials Sector is a 2-weeks event consisting of 2 short courses running in parallel and culminating with a user forum. The first course, organised by EIT RawMaterials, introduces Earth Observation data processing for beginners. The second series of events is organised by the Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (part of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf (HZDR)), a start-up, TheiaX, and the H2020 project INFACT. It will give the attendees the opportunity to learn about sustainable exploration, drill-core scanning as well as machine learning methods for Earth Observation. Finally, the user forum will consist of keynotes given by experts as well as discussions moderated by RawMatCop fellows. 


Registration is mandatory for each event. 



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Course 1: RawMatCop Academy


09:00 - 13:00 CEST


09:00 - 13:00 CEST


09:00 - 13:00 CEST

Day 3: Introduction to radar images and Sentinel-1


09:00 - 13:00 CEST

Day 1: Basics of Sentinel-2 and spectral indices

Day 2: Sentinel-2: Classification and spectral angle mapper

Day 4: Combination of Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-1

Course 2: HIF, INFACT & TheiaX
short course

Starts at 09:00 CEST

Day 1:

INFACT short course: Sustainable exploration &

TheiaX special

Starts at 09:00 CEST

Day 2:

HIF short course: Machine learning for Earth Observation

RawMatCop User Forum

10:00 - 15:00 CEST

Industry, policy makers and academic perspectives to EO in the Raw Materials sector. 


Forum discussions around the potential of Copernicus data for the Raw Materials sector

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RawMatCop Academy Experts:

HIF, INFACT and ThieaX Short Course Speakers:

User Forum Keynotes

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