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Joint Research Center, European Commission (JRC)

As the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) supports EU policies with independent scientific evidence throughout the whole policy cycle. By creating, managing and making sense of knowledge and develop innovative tools and make them available to policymakers. 
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International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications

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Copernicus Emergency Management Service (Copernicus EMS)

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service is one of the six main services that the Copernicus Programme, the European Union’s

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Aeolus launched and produces its first data for improving weather forecasting for disaster management

ESA’s Earth Explorer Aeolus satellite lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 22 August. Image: ESA
First light from Aeolus. Image: ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched the much-awaited Aeolus satellite into orbit on 22 August.

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Space-based applications driving fire early warning and monitoring systems

Wildfires in Greece near Kineta captured by the Sentinel 2 satellite on 23 July. Image: Copernicus.

The summer of 2018 has seen several severe wildfires across Europe and the world. A number of space-based applications and data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Union’s Copernicus programme, the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) are supporting authorities in fighting the fires.

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Atos activates new Earth observation platform Mundi to consolidate disaster preparedness

On 14 December 2017, ESA, acting on behalf of the European Commission, signed Copernicus Data and Information Access Service (DIAS) contracts with four industrial consortia. DIAS will give unlimited, free and complete access to Copernicus data and information. Image: ESA.

Atos activated its new Earth observation platform Mundi Web Services on 21 June 2018. The platform is already being used by several clients to evaluate and manage disaster risks.

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Copernicus launches DIAS services during 20th anniversary celebrations

European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska announcing the launch of Copernicus DIAS on 20 June 2018 in Baveno, Italy. Image: Copernicus

The European Commission has launched an initiative to facilitate access to Copernicus data and information services.

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The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre releases new World Atlas to tackle land degradation and desertification

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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) published a new edition of its World Atlas of Desertification (WAD3) on 21 June 2018. The publication and related website show that population growth and changes in consumption patterns put unprecedented pressure on the planet's natural resources.

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Norway Regional Support Office

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GRID-Arendal was established in 1989 to support environmentally sustainable development by working with UN Environment and other partners. They communicate environmental knowledge that strengthens management capacity and motivates decision-makers to act. GRID-Arendal transforms environmental data into credible, science-based information products, delivered through innovative communication tools and capacity building services. 

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Read more about GRID-Arendal: http://www.grida.no/

<p><strong>Main Contact:</strong><br/> Valentin Vasilyevich Emelin<br/> Programme Leader, Environmental Crime Programme, and Senior Advisor to the Managing Director<br/> +47 995 12 229<br/> valentin.yemelin(at)grida.no

Copernicus

Copernicus is the European flagship programme for monitoring the Earth, using a combination of satellite and ground (in-situ) sensors. Next to the Space segment, encompassing the fleet of Sentinel satellites and a number of contributing missions, the programme includes six operational core services, managed by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).

The Land Monitoring Core Service (LMCS) processes Earth Observation data in order to provide qualified added-value products and information about the land surface, while ensuring continuity and timely delivery to a broad range of users.

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