Copernicus benefitting society and the environment

13 May 2014

The financial benefits of the Copernicus programme, as well as opportunities for sustainable economic growth and job creation in Europe, came into focus recently in Athens, Greece.

Europe's Copernicus programme uses accurate and timely data from satellites and other sources to provide key information services to improve the way the environment is managed, help mitigate the effects of climate change, enable the creation of new applications and services for citizens and businesses, and safeguard everyday lives.

While improving daily life, this ambitious programme is also expected to generate new employment and business opportunities throughout Europe.

The 'Copernicus Sentinels Serving Society and the Environment' conference of 12-13 May brought together a variety of political institutions and European scientific organisations.

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