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Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation

We enable the uptake of state-of-the-art knowledge from Earth Observation for EU policies and better regulation.

What we do

The Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation helps EU policymakers to fully exploit the growing amount of EO data, products and applications by

  • assessing needs of EU policies and translating these into technical requirements for EO products and services
  • analysing research needs and priorities for innovating EU Earth Observation programmes
  • bringing together an active community of scientists, policymakers and specialists

Brief me

The policy uptake of products and information from Copernicus, the Earth Observation programme of the EU, can be maximised by providing

  • in depth assessments of needs/priorities for Copernicus products and services in support of EU policies and establishing best practices to translate policy needs into concrete requirements for products and services 
  • a continuous scanning of research needs and priorities and raising awareness on next generation EO science and associated technologies to enhance the exploitation on Copernicus throughout the policy cycle
  • opportunities for dialogue among policymakers, scientists and technical implementing entities associated with Copernicus and Earth Observation in general, bridging policy and scientific perspectives
Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation - infographic
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Browse Earth Observation by topic

Today there is a lot of EO data and products available from Copernicus and other sources. Which data/products best meet user needs? Are these fit for purpose?