The 3rd GATHERS Workshop combined a number of talks in the broad field of geoscience and remote sensing data and techniques for monitoring and modelling the Earth’s surface deformation. The day started with a welcome address by the Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome, Prof. Dr. Eng. Carlo Massimo Casciola.

The first session was devoted to the career development within the GATHERS project with the talks given by the UPWr GATHERS postdocs and PhD students who fulfilled internships with project partners: Dr Damian Tondaś for his work with TU Delft, Dr Iwona Kudłacik – with Sapienza, Natalia Wielgocka – with TU Delft and TU Wien.

Within the two sessions with invited talks, there were 5 very inspiring lectures given by the invited speakers – prof. Katharina Angers from TU Munich, Dr Agata Walicka from Aarhus University (who also fulfilled the GATHERS internship in TU Wien during her PhD studies), Prof. Eugenio Carminati from Sapienza University of Rome, Dr Roberto Devoti and Dr Simone Atzori from INGV.

The two-direction relation between science and industry was demonstrated with examples given by notable companies – data and services providers, who took part in the B2B part of the event. We are thankful to Giuseppe Forenza from Planetek, Domenico Grandoni from eGeos, Gaetano Volpe from Latitudo40 and Andrea Gatti from GReD.

During the last part, the so-called Scientific Speed Dating, the students from the GATHERS Advanced School had the chance to get to know each other better by giving a short 3-minute talk each. This helped find common interests and form the working groups for the School. The day ended with a Welcome Event hosted by Sapienza University of Rome.