Public-Private partnerships for Copernicus water services
The use of the Copernicus program for monitoring inland waters highlights the links with the political and legislative cycle: this covers water policies as well as policies related to agriculture and the environment. Modern decision-making in these domains aims to take into account existing Earth Observation technologies, which is greatly aided by innovations developed in the private sector.
During our fourth webinar, we will look at how European and international regulations enable Copernicus water applications. The impact of policies on commercial activity in this sector will also be considered in order to assess the impact on Copernicus uptake.
- Dr. Mariano Bresciani is a senior researcher at CNR. He is an expert in remote sensing techniques of aquatic ecosystems. He will present on the topic “EO for supporting freshwater reservoirs management: moving towards operational services based on PrimeWater experience”
- Dr. Annelies Hommersom from Water Insight is an expert in water quality monitoring with optical satellites. She will present on the topic "How services based on the Sentinel satellites can support monitoring for the EU Water Framework Directive"
- Dr. Iulian Nichersu is senior researcher in Hydromorphology-Geomatics within the Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development, where now he is scientific manager. He will present on the topic “Role of Copernicus Data in conducting research to maintain biodiversity and protect the ecosystems of the Danube Delta”