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The Copernicus programme and its full, free and open data and information policy

Catharina Bamps

(Submission #481)


The European Union Earth Observation and Monitoring Programme Copernicus is a user-driven programme building on the existing national and European capacities as well as ensuring continuity with the activities achieved under the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES). Copernicus users include Union institutions and bodies, European, national, regional or local authorities, research users like universities or any other research and education organisations, commercial and private users, charities, NGOs and international organisations. Copernicus consists of 3 components: a service component, a space component and an in situ component ensuring coordinated access to observations data from ground-, sea-, air-borne sensors as well as reference and ancillary data licensed or provided for use in Copernicus. (Copernicus Regulation nr 377/2014 of 03/04/2014) Copernicus data and information services are provided on a full, free and open basis in support of a vast array of downstream applications and industries with the aim to contribute to economic growth (jobs, innovation…). The presentation will give a brief overview of the (status) of the Copernicus programme as well as the link with INSPIRE.


Topic Area:  [2.4] INSPIRE + Open Data + COPERNICUS
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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