The European Union Copernicus programme will be supported by services of the European Data Relay System (EDRS) according to a recent press release. ESA and Airbus DS have signed a service level agreement on 20 February 2015 to provide high-speed communications to the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and -2 dedicated missions, starting in 2015 until 2021, with an option for extension until 2028.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
The European Space Agency, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) element, is organising an event dedicated to prepare for scientific exploitation of the Sentinel-3 mission, entitled "Sentinel-3 for Science Workshop", which will be hosted in Venice -Lido Palazzo del Casinò, Italy, from 02 – 05 June 2015.
Five radar scans from ESA's Sentinel-1A have been been combined to create an image showing ground deformation in Mexico City. The image demonstrates that some areas of the city are subsiding at up to 2.5 cm/month.
Satellitedata collected by ESA’s Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) have been used to create a more accurate gravity map of global ocean currents. Users can register and access the data through ESA's website for free.
On 28 October 2014, representatives of the European Space Agency ESA and the European Commission signed an agreement that nominates the ESA as coordinator of the Space Component of the Copernicus programme, with a relevant budget of 3.15 billion euro. This includes the operation of the Sentinel satellites until mid-2021 and the building of follow-on units, which should last at least until 2028–30.