Copernicus User Uptake (2015-2017)

Engaging with public authorities, the private sector and civil society for Copernicus user uptake

Copernicus offers services completely free of charge to the users. These services cover the following thematic areas: Land Monitoring, Marine Monitoring, Atmosphere Monitoring, Emergency Management, Security and Climate Change. The current degree of maturity of these services ranges from a development phase to operational status. All thematic areas covered by the services require continuous development and improvement which is considered in this approach by means of a cross-cutting education approach. In this first contract phase, the thematic areas Land, Marine, Atmosphere Monitoring and Emergency Management will be highlighted. Still, all other existing cross connections between the thematic areas will also be communicated to the target audiences of this scenario (e.g. Climate Change).

Previous user-uptake measures have demonstrated that service uptake occurs best when the involved actors are well connected. This relates not only to thematic communities – such as first responders and civil protection agencies in emergency response – but equally so to the linkage between different levels (regional, national, local) and different sectors (public, private, academia). Considering the policy framework of Copernicus (free, open, and full) and the effective core and downstream service provision to local actors, the key issues to be addressed are sharing of data and information and the facilitation of knowledge transfer. Knowledgeable communities of LRAs, private sector companies and academia will drive the uptake of data and services.

Instrument: European Commission, Framework contract

Role: Project partner

Contact persons:        Sebastian d’Oleire-Oltmanns, Stefan Lang, Dirk Tiede