Copernicus is the European Union's Earth Observation Programme and offers information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ (non-space) data. The Programme is coordinated and managed by the European Commission. It is implemented in partnership with the Member States, the European Space Agency (ESA) and further European organisations.

Copernicus performs the following activities: atmosphere monitoring, marine environment monitoring, land monitoring, climate change, emergency managament and security.

The Copernicus programme provides users with free, full and open access to environmental data.

Type of content: Assets
Type of asset:
Portal / Database
Data source
Big data potential
Policy domains: Environment & Energy Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry & Foods Foreign Affairs and Defence
Phase in the policy cycle:
Policy Monitoring and Evaluation
Agenda Setting
Policy Design and Analysis
Implementation/customisation cost
Open license availability
Ease of use

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