The next edition of the RawMatCop Academy, Copernicus for RawMaterials, will take place online on 18, 20, 26 and 28 May 2021 from 09:00 – 13:00 CET.

This is a professional training course organized by EIT RawMaterials, which covers the potential applications of remote sensing technologies in the raw materials sector, and will be offered at a discounted price for the employees of universities and research organizations in EIT RIS countries!

 What is the RawMatCop Academy?

This 4-half-day virtual course will teach you how the Copernicus satellite programme can make exploiting primary and secondary raw materials more cost-effective and safe, and help comply with environmental legislation.

You will receive training on the basics of imaging technology and remote sensing as well as work directly on applications along the whole supply chain of material resources: from exploration and mapping of deposits to environmental impact monitoring.


Understand the basics of imaging technology and remote sensing, and apply freely available Copernicus data to:

  • Improve efficiency and safety of mining operations
  • Reduce costs throughout the materials supply chain
  • Monitor environmental impacts of mining activities

 Who should apply?

If you are a professional or researcher working in the raw materials sector and are looking to further develop your technical skills in a new and exciting area, or help your organisation embrace cutting-edge technology to transform their business operations, the RawMatCop Academy is for you!

We particularly encourage professionals with background in the raw materials value chain and no or basic knowledge in Earth Observation to apply.

Application and participation fee

Apply by 30 April 2021 (23:59 CET) at the website and don‘t miss your chance! Places are limited! 

Participants will be selected on a rolling basis and will be contacted by 5 May 2021. 

If you have any queries, please visit the website or contact