Tallinn hosts a European satellite industry roadshow

The European Union-supported “Eyes on Earth” Roadshow in Tallinn brings space and Earth observation closer to EU citizens.

The third Copernicus “Eyes on Earth” pan-European roadshow event will take place on 3-4 October in Tallinn at the Estonian National Library. The roadshow is part of the European Commission’s Copernicus Earth Observation programme, aiming to raise awareness of the skills and job opportunities in the satellite industry.

With events between June 2019 and March 2020 in five European countries – Germany, the Netherlands, Estonia, Romania and Italy – the roadshow aims to foster the development of applications with space data and other geo-information systems; to develop the technical and scientific skills needed to work in the space data sector; and to encourage citizens’ interest in Earth observation activities.

The first event took place in Darmstadt, Germany on 12-13 June 2019. Rotterdam in the Netherlands will host the second event, one week before the roadshow in Tallinn.

Space and Earth observation careers

The “Eyes on Earth” roadshows focus both on audiences already involved professionally in the Earth observation sector; and on general audiences – including secondary and university students – to motivate aspiring and young professionals to pursue space and Earth observation careers.

A caption taken by the Sentinel-2, an Earth observation mission from the EU Copernicus Programme.

The roadshow events span over two days and include activities for participants of all ages, including an expo area with interactive stands on geospatial observation, policy sessions on the impact and benefits of the Copernicus programme, dedicated masterclasses – for example, how to monitor the water quality of Estonia’s lakes and the Baltic Sea, and matchmaking sessions targeting university students, young professionals and businesses, putting them in touch with geospatial experts.

Sessions are led by international experts on Earth observation. Participation in all roadshows is free of charge.

Copernicus is the European Union’s Earth observation programme, looking at our planet and its environment for the ultimate benefit of all European citizens.

Images courtesy of the EU Copernicus Programme.