PLOCAN and Mercator Ocean International organise the COPERNICUS Marine Service virtual seminar for the IBI region

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Mercator Ocean International, PLOCAN and the Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands will hold a virtual training seminar for the Iberia-Biscay-Ireland (IBI) region on 29 September. It will focus on the COPERNICUS Marine Service, part of a joint initiative of the European Commission and the European Space Agency to build an autonomous Earth observation system.

The aim of the session is to bring together experts and users of COPERNICUS products and to introduce the products to potential future users. The seminar was initially scheduled for May as a face-to-face event but was postponed due to COVID-19. Participation is free of charge upon registration through the following link.

The aim of COPERNICUS is to build an Earth observation system based on three main pillars: the space component, based on a constellation of satellites; the in-situ component, providing observation data from ground-, sea- or air-borne sensors; and the services component for the delivery of data.

The main objective of COPERNICUS is to monitor the environment in order to better understand the changes taking place on Earth, the causes of these changes, and their impact on our lives, and thus contribute to the protection of the environment and the health and safety of citizens.

The programme delivers operational data and information services openly and freely across many areas of application, thanks to a wide variety of technologies, ranging from satellites in space to measurement systems on land, at sea and in the air.

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