The bright side of remote sensing

“The Bright Side of Remote Sensing” is a workshop on Sentinel-2 and 3 organised by the Belgian Science Policy office (BELSPO), in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), which took place on October 25th in the Hotel Bloom! Brussels.
 
Undoubtedly you have heard about the Copernicus programme and the Sentinel missions. Copernicus is Europe’s flagship Earth observation programme. It aims to provide accurate, timely and easily accessible information to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security. The Sentinel family of satellites is being developed by ESA to meet the operational needs of the programme.
 
Most likely, though, you still have a lot of questions: Where can I get the Sentinel data? What skill level is needed to use them? How good are they really? Who uses them and to what end? , …
 
We try to facilitate your way through the world of the Sentinels. That’s why last year, you were invited to attend “The Dark Side of Remote Sensing”, a workshop featuring ESA's Sentinel-1 radar mission.
 
This year “The Bright Side of Remote Sensing” workshop focused on the mostly optical Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 missions. The work-shop’s morning session dealt with the missions and data access, while the afternoon session was dedicated to potential applications and uses. Live demonstrations of the Sentinel Data Hub were given during the breaks.