A Marie Curie Network for PHD positions in the area of data use in agriculture

11 doctoral training positions available across Europe on data governance in agriculture. Our PhD in Ireland “DR09: Fair data exploitation principles and framework” is open to non-irish applicants but the other 10 are available for students for Ireland. The pay is exceptional for a PhD scholarship- ~€50K (exact salary depends on country and candidate)

IEOS2022 – 14th Irish Earth Observation Symposium 2022

IEOS2022 – 14th Irish Earth Observation Symposium 2022

The 14th Irish Earth Observation Symposium, IEOS2022 is hosted this year by Technological University Dublin on the 3rd and 4th November 2022 in Bolton Street, TU Dublin, Dublin, D01 K822, Ireland – how to get there? See here!

OT Baile Átha Cliath – Coláiste na hInnealtóireachta agus na Timpeallachta Tógtha, Scoil na Suirbhéireachta agus na Bainistíochta Foirgníochta, Sráid Bolton, D01 K822, Éire.

The registration form is available here: https://forms.office.com/r/Y3kLBSH1vdREGISTRATION IS CLOSED

  • When: 3rd – 4th November 2022
  • Where: TU Dublin Bolton Street, Student Common area, Michael O’Donnell Theatre room 259 and John D Barry Theatre room 281*
  • Who: The Remote Sensing, Earth Observation, and Geospatial research, academic, and industry communities in Ireland and globally!
  • How: In person
  • Cost: Free! However, you will need to register! Use the form above!

* the schedule will be updated soon with each session’s room

The Symposium commenced on Thursday 3rd November 2022, with a mix of plenary sessions, parallel sessions, flash talks, poster sessions (35 speakers in total), student prizes (thanks to our sponsors), EO Tech Expo networking and social event in the evening. The Symposium continued through the morning of Friday 4th November with workshops. Undergraduate and postgraduate students are particularly encouraged to attend both days!

MDPI Proceedings & MDPI Remote Sensing Special Issue

Further information will follow via email regarding proceedings and original articles publication to IEOS contributors. Contact person: Dr Gabriela M Afrasinei


IEOS2022 Badge

To limit or avoid waste, we are kindly asking all attendees, speakers, delegates etc to bring their own badge holder and print their own badge. Please download the template below, edit accordingly and please feel free to print in black/white.

Book of Abstracts (provisional, subject to change)

Download the final schedule:

EO & Geospatial Tech Expo – 3rd November (only)

Workshops – 4th November


Many thanks to our sponsors! Without their support, the event would be incomplete!

Thanks to our sponsors, the registration is free, as with all the past IEOS symposia, early career researchers (PhD students, postgraduate students etc) can win prizes for best talk/poster and attendees can network over coffee breaks, lunch and social events at no cost for registration! Given the targeted candidates for prizes, undergraduate and postgraduate students are particularly encouraged to attend!

Gold sponsor:

Premium sponsors:

How to get to Bolton Street, TU Dublin

Check how to get to Bolton St here: https://www.tudublin.ie/explore/our-campuses/bolton-street/getting-here/

Please note that the entrance to Bolton street is via 26 King’s Inn St  https://goo.gl/maps/rCy5hj1DLfqGvRjc9 please see below

Check how to get to Bolton St here: https://www.tudublin.ie/explore/our-campuses/bolton-street/getting-here/

Please note that the entrance to Bolton street is via 26 King’s Inn St  https://goo.gl/maps/rCy5hj1DLfqGvRjc9 please see below

Apart from other parking spaces, there is also Park Rite parking https://goo.gl/maps/ABcjQPQFLZyMhJbx6 at 16 King’s Inn St.

WIFI (eduroam) on site

Click here to find out how to connect to WIFI Eduroam in Bolton Street and check How to Connect for Visitors and Guest WiFi

Debut of IEOS

The idea of the Irish Earth Observation Symposium was born over a drink (where some of the best ideas are conceived) in Germany in February 2007, when 4 Irish Remote Sensing experts were gathered at a conference and realised that there was no real network for Remote Sensing practitioners or researchers in Ireland. The first Symposium was hosted by Teagasc in November 2007, with almost 50 people attending the one-day event. This was followed by meetings in Cork at the National Maritime College in 2008, in Dublin at the Geological Survey of Ireland in 2009 and every year since then, a different location – in 2017, the symposium was held in Maynooth University with over 140 attendees. In 2019, the symposium tool place in NUIG, hosted by ICHEC.

IEOS2022 Registration is OPEN!

Please complete the form to register for IEOS2022!


IEOS2022 Badge: To limit or avoid waste, we are kindly asking all attendees, speakers, delegates etc to bring their own badge holder and print their own badge. Please download the template below, edit accordingly and please feel free to print in black/white.

Save the date! Irish Earth Observation Symposium IEOS2022, 3rd & 4th November 2022 @TU Dublin Bolton Street & Grangegorman

  • When: 3rd – 4th November 2022
  • Where: TU Dublin Bolton Street*
  • Who: The Remote Sensing, Earth Observation, and Geospatial research, academic, and industry communities in Ireland and globally!
  • How: In person
  • Cost: Free! However, you will need to register (TBA)

*Michael O’Donnell Theatre room 259 and John D Barry Theatre room 281 (we will provide the schedule where each session location will be noted)

Important dates 2022

  • Mid-July: “Save the date” first announcement
  • w/c 1st August: call for abstracts (talks/posters), call for EO Tech Expo*, release of sponsorship opportunities package
  • Mid-end September: abstracts/contributions due
  • Early October: registration opens
  • 3rd and 4th November: IEOS2022 event! 3rd Nov – talks, poster presentations, EO Tech Expo, social event; 4th – free training and workshops

*EO & Geospatial Tech Expo – Earth Observation & Geospatial Technological Exhibition

Following on from the debut of IEOS in 2007 and the success of all its series all through to the latest one in 2019 (ICHEC at the National University of Galway), we are delighted to announce that IEOS returns in 2022 as a face-to-face event hosted by Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) at its Bolton Street (https://www.tudublin.ie/explore/our-campuses/bolton-street/) and Grangegorman (https://www.tudublin.ie/explore/our-campuses/grangegorman/) campuses in Dublin 1 and Dublin 7.

Follow @TU834GeoSurvey! Save the date! Irish Earth Observation Symposium IEOS2022, 3rd – 4th Nov 2022, hosted by @WeAreTudublin Bolton Street & Grangegorman.

IEOS2022 Theme
EO for Natural & Built Environment: geospatial perspectives for a sustainable future, from space & aerial to ground-based data

The chosen theme reflects the wicked nature of the challenges faced locally and globally by our communities. The Symposium will explore the contributions of our sector to addressing these issues, including through the use of new and advancing EO and geospatial technologies.

Applications are also welcome in respect of the following EO/RS/Geospatial areas:

  • Specific fields of application
  • New and emerging technologies
  • Outreach and engagement with communities
  • Contributions to STEM
  • Irish and global contexts/collaborations/differentiators
  • UN SDGs

We can group topics by the 3 M’s streams: Measurement, Modelling/Mapping and Management …of geospatial data. Some examples of EO & Geospatial technologies in STEM research:

  • Water remote sensing, wetland, marine & coastal applications
  • Land applications: agriculture and agri-food, forestry, peatland etc
  • Air quality
  • Carbon Footprint
  • SDGs
  • Digital built environment, Digital Twins
  • Smart cities
  • Housing
  • Big data
  • UAS
  • AI for Built Environment, Agriculture (precision farming etc)
  • EO Research funds hunting

…but not limited to these.

IEOS2022 is supported by TU Dublin’s Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, School of Surveying & Construction Innovation. Additional sponsors will shortly be announced on this site and via the @TU834GeoSurv Twitter feed.

Further announcements will follow.

Initial enquiries for further information should be directed to:

Dr Gabriela M Afrasinei



Copernicus DEM – Global and European Digital Elevation Model (COP-DEM: EEA-10, GLO-30 and GLO-90

Copernicus DEM: a new digital elevation model for the Copernicus programme

What is the Copernicus DEM?

The Copernicus DEM is a Digital Surface Model (DSM) which represents the surface of the Earth including buildings, infrastructure and vegetation. This DEM is derived from an edited DSM named WorldDEM™. You can find all the information related to the Copernicus DEM on the Dataset Composition section. A technical description is available here.

What are the instances of the Copernicus DEM archived in PRISM?

The following schema provides an overview of the available Copernicus DEM instances archived in PRISM.

See dataset details here: https://spacedata.copernicus.eu/web/cscda/dataset-details?articleId=394198

Who can access the Copernicus DEM instances?

Eligibility to access the various instances of the Copernicus DEM depends on user’s category;

The Copernicus DEM with global coverage at 30 and 90 meters resolution (GLO-30 and GLO-90) instances are openly available to any registered user and archived under the following dataset-ids: COP-DEM_GLO-90-DGED; COP-DEM_GLO-90-DTED; COP-DEM_GLO-30-DGED; COP-DEM_GLO-30-DTED. The COPDEM EEA-10-R and COPDEM GLO-30-R  Datasets are restricted to eligible entities. Check the Access rights to Copernicus DEM Datasets section.

Where can I find the information on the data provenance of the COP-DEM products?

The Source Data Layer (SRC) is a vector file in .kml format archived in the product itself, containing the information of the SAR data used for DEM processing. This file includes information about the acquisition ID, data scene number, data acquisition date and time as well as information about the height of ambiguity of the data scenes.


How can I access the Copernicus DEM products?

Copernicus DEM data at the three available spatial resolutions: 10m (left), 30m (centre) and 90m (right)
  • Register
  • Sign the license
  • Use Panda or FTP
  • The step by step guideline on how to access to the Copernicus DEM is presented in the following video tutorial.


To download a limited number of Copernicus DEM products, we would recommend to use the Panda Catalogue. If you need to download a big number of files, you can do it via FTP

An important purpose for the Copernicus DEM will be the orthorectification and the atmospheric correction of Sentinel-2 data products, providing enhanced accuracy especially over mountainous regions. In addition, the Copernicus DEM will provide a common elevation layer for all Copernicus projects including Core Services and Contributing Missions. The homogeneous Copernicus DEM datasets will therefore ensure better consistency across the various Copernicus products and facilitate their combination over time and space.

In order to facilitate a wide range of usages, INSPIRE-compliant metadata and numerous additional information layers are provided, such as masks containing information about water bodies, height errors and accuracy statistics. Users have also access to detailed technical documentation (Product HandbookValidation Report) on the different products.

The Copernicus DEM is based on the SAR-derived WorldDEM dataset provided by Airbus and acquired in close cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) by the TanDEM-X mission. WorldDEM is a standardised global and high-precision Digital Surface Model (DSM) with no regional or national border divides. It covers regions beyond 60° North and South without any missing areas, even in the heavily clouded Equatorial belt, mountainous or cliffy areas. The global WorldDEM data underwent a thorough editing and quality assurance process to ensure a homogenous quality regardless of the position on the globe.


Corine Land Cover 2018 (vector) – version 2020_20u1, May 2020

Corine Land Cover 2018 (CLC2018) is one of the Corine Land Cover (CLC) datasets produced within the frame the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service referring to land cover / land use status of year 2018.

CLC service has a long-time heritage (formerly known as “CORINE Land Cover Programme”), coordinated by the European Environment Agency (EEA). It provides consistent and thematically detailed information on land cover and land cover changes across Europe.

CLC datasets are based on the classification of satellite images produced by the national teams of the participating countries – the EEA members and cooperating countries (EEA39). National CLC inventories are then further integrated into a seamless land cover map of Europe.

The resulting European database relies on standard methodology and nomenclature with following base parameters: 44 classes in the hierarchical 3-level CLC nomenclature; minimum mapping unit (MMU) for status layers is 25 hectares; minimum width of linear elements is 100 metres. Change layers have higher resolution, i.e. minimum mapping unit (MMU) is 5 hectares for Land Cover Changes (LCC), and the minimum width of linear elements is 100 metres. The CLC service delivers important data sets supporting the implementation of key priority areas of the Environment Action Programmes of the European Union as e.g. protecting ecosystems, halting the loss of biological diversity, tracking the impacts of climate change, monitoring urban land take, assessing developments in agriculture or dealing with water resources directives. CLC belongs to the Pan-European component of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service ( https://land.copernicus.eu/), part of the European Copernicus Programme coordinated by the European Environment Agency, providing environmental information from a combination of air- and space-based observation systems and in-situ monitoring.

Additional information about CLC product description including mapping guides can be found at https://land.copernicus.eu/user-corner/technical-library/. CLC class descriptions can be found at https://land.copernicus.eu/user-corner/technical-library/corine-land-cover-nomenclature-guidelines/html/.

For more information: https://sdi.eea.europa.eu/catalogue/geoss/api/records/71c95a07-e296-44fc-b22b-415f42acfdf0

Earth Observation in iGEO2022 Irish Geology, Environmental & Ocean Sciences Early Career Symposium

We are happy to announce that iGEO Irish Geology, Environmental & Ocean Sciences Early Career Symposium is back and is being planned for June 2022.

We are delighted to invite you to this event organized by early career geoscientists (ECGs) for ECGs is open to all ECGs working within academia, industry and government. This 2 day event will be an in-person event and held for the first time at University College Cork (UCC). 

While focusing on the most important issues directly affecting, and identified by ECGs, iGEO2022 is unique in this respect – a dedicated event organized by, and for, early-career geoscientists in Irish geoscience.

This is an opportunity to collaborate and benefit from the multidisciplinary nature of research across Ireland.

For further information please visit our website: https://igeo2022.wordpress.com

We would love to get your opinion on what you would like to see in iGEO2022 – now is the time to lobby for Earth Observation applications. Below is a link to a quick survey on this. It will also offer you the opportunity to sign up to the dedicated mailing list for this event.


You would engage with academics and professionals, learn about latest trends and technologies in STEM, meet potential employers, promote yourselves and network with peers.

You would also engage like in a “career fair”, avail of workshops on soft skills and give lightning talks, apply in practice in presentation and communication skills, initiate collaborations.

Also, we will do our best to keep low fees for participants: iGEO2020 was 30 euro including transportation to conference venue, see more info here from last iGEO2020 https://igeo2020.wordpress.com/registration/, fieldtrip at 60 euro covering 2 nights’ accommodation, transportation, 2 breakfast and dinner. Take a look at the last iGEO https://twitter.com/igeoecs?lang=en, Twitter handle @iGEOECS.

Many thanks and looking forward to seeing you in 2022!

iGEO2022 Committee