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Copernicus

Description

Copernicus is the European Union's Earth observation programme, looking at our planet and its environment to benefit all European citizens. It offers information services that draw from satellite Earth Observation and in-situ (non-space) data. The Copernicus programme is managed by the European Commission and implemented in partnership with the Member States, the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), EU Agencies and Mercator Océan. Vast amounts of global data from satellites and ground-based, airborne, and seaborne measurement systems provide information to help service providers, public authorities, and other international organisations improve European citizens' quality of life and beyond. The information services provided are free and openly accessible to users.

Videos

What is the Copernicus Programme?
Access to data - playlist

Resources

Copernicus Services
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General Copernicus fact sheet EN
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The thawing of the Yukon River Delta in Alaska (Credit: European Union, Copernicus Sentinel-2 imagery)