Calling all remote sensing specialist, coder, engineers anyone really with an interest in using satellite data. ICHEC and NUIG are hosting Irelands first Coprenicus Hackathon.
Hackathon participants will be challenged to come up with solutions for real-world problems using Copernicus satellite data (Copernicus is the European EO programme), and will compete for a range of awards, including cash prizes (one of which is sponsored by Teagasc) . The winners will be offered a place in the Copernicus Accelerator which offers a customised business development scheme for 50 visionary startups and entrepreneurs from Copernicus Participating Countries – EU, Norway and Iceland – every year. A 30-day residency to develop solutions in ESA’s innovation-focussed Φ-lab in Frascati, Italy is another of the prizes on offer.
Details are here
Registraion is here
Groups registering early get free accommodation!
This months Map of the Month from Teagasc is a cartogram comparing the relative importance of agriculture as an employer to public admin jobs on a county by county basis
Full map is here
Since learning never ends and it’s easy to lose yourself into the many e-learning and training resources out there, here’s another one, that you might be familiar with already (started in October 2017?):
A key pillar of the RUS service is the provision of free training aiming to bridge knowledge gaps which may limit the use of Copernicus data.
However, it is not limited to training, you can find other useful information, like staying tuned on Conferences & Workshops, though some are not free.
Past courses are also accessible upon free registration for the RUS Training Account
All webinars can be replayed through the RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube.
If you didn’t get the chance to attend the latest RUS Webinar – Earthquake deformation with Sentinel-1 on 19 March 2019, you can repeat the webinar here and follow the instructions in the recorded video to request and use the training kit and virtual machine to repeat the exercise in the webinar!
John Connolly alerts us to two really nice PhD fellowships in Irish Earth Observation in DCU:
• Smart observations of management impact on peatland function (SmartBog) – PhD 1
• Habitat mapping, assessment and monitoring with high resolution imagery (iHabiMap) – PhD 2
Both are available from the 1st of March. Further information is available here:
This months map comes from PhD student Kazeem Ishola, using MODIS thermal bands to look at last years drought
Full Map here