Copernicus/Satellite Applications Infokit

Copernicus is the most ambitious Earth observation programme to date. It will 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 main rationale for Copernicus is to fill some gaps in European Earth Observation (EO) capabilities, and to ensure European institutions and industry have access to useful and key EO data, in a free and open manner. It results from a joint initiative between the European Union (EU), its Member States, and the European Space Agency (ESA).

The WeSeaChallenge organisers have put together a comprehensive and helpful Copernicus/Satellite Application Infokit for the WeSeaChallenge participants.

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Benefits of Satellite data in brief

  • Satellite data can provide wider geographic and temporal coverage than any other data set.
  • It is more cost efficient than on site measurements or aerial monitoring, as information about sea surface temperature, waves, nutrient load and other geochemical parameteres is available free of charge.
  • Ideas utilizing satellites have potential to solve environmental issues all around the globe. Geographic boundaries don’t restrict the satellite orbits.
  • Satellite data business is one of the fastest growing business globally.