Copernicus: Sentinel services

0
(0)

On 23 June 2015 at 01:52 GMT (03:52 CEST 23 June; 22:52 local time 22 June) Sentinel-2A will launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on top of a Vega.

This satellite will be the second Sentinel for the Copernicus Programme. 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.

This initiative is headed by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). ESA coordinates the delivery of data and is developing a new family of satellites, the Sentinels, specifically for the operational needs of Copernicus. The EC, acting on behalf of the European Union, is responsible for the overall initiative, setting requirements and managing the services. These services fall into six main categories: land management, the marine environment, atmosphere, emergency response, security and climate change.

This video shows a good example of these services with GeoVille, based in Austria, which is playing a key role in Copernicus services for land applications, related to both land cover production as well as downstream services in the spatial planning domain.

Similar Posts:

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

As you found this post useful...

Follow us on social media!

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

3 Comments

  1. Hach, i love their cute Austrian accent in their English 😉
    Also: why did you interview Wolfgang Wagner from the university in Vienna in Innsbruck?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.