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Launch of Copernicus4Regions publication featuring KAPTAN
22nd November 2018
Copernicus is "Europe's eyes on Earth" - the European Union's Earth Observing Programme.
Using both satellite and in situ observations, it provides services that deliver
near-real-time data on a global level. This data, which is freely available, can
be also used at a regional or local level.
NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies) has released a
"The ever growing use of Copernicus across Europe's regions".
This publication describes 99 cases where Copernicus services have been used by
regional and local authorities. One of these success stories features
the smartphone app developed during the CALYPSO Follow-on project.
The publication was launched during an
event, organised by NEREUS, together with
the European Commission and the European Space Agency, held at the European
Parliament on 22nd November 2018. During this event, public authorities, decision-makers,
entrepreneurs and students had the opportunity to listen to the experiences
of civil servants who are able to deliver services more effectively and efficiently
as a result of the support given by the Copernicus services.