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Copernicus: EU Parliament paves way for operational phase of Earth Observation Programme

Flood delineation map for Gloucester, UK, created by Copernicus in February 2014

On 12 March 2014, the European Parliament adopted the Regulation of Copernicus, the European Union's Earth Observation Programme.

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Thu, 13/03/2014 - 08:46
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New legislation adopted on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

European Parliament adopted new legislation on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

On 10 December 2013, the European Parliament adopted new legislation on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism paving, by doing so, the way for stronger cooperation in responding to disasters.

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Fri, 13/12/2013 - 08:15
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Ukraine: EU ratifies agreement on satellite navigation cooperation

Visualisation of the European GNSS Evolution Programme

On 8 October 2013, the European Parliament ratified an agreement on jointly developing a civil global navigation satellite system (GNSS) with Ukraine, as the Ukraine News Agency Interfax announced.

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Wed, 09/10/2013 - 11:05
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GMES renamed Copernicus

On 11 December, the European Union's Commission announced the renaming of the European Commission’s Earth Observation Programme, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment an

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Tue, 08/01/2013 - 07:59
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EU: Majority wishes for a space monitoring system for disasters

Over three-quarters of Europeans (77%) think a space monitoring system to manage disasters and crisis as well as mitigate the effects of climate change should be developed by the EU.

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Thu, 01/11/2012 - 14:16

EU ramps up budget for disaster preparedness

Millions of people from the world's most vulnerable and poorest communities will benefit from new disaster preparedness programmes funded from the European Commission's Disaster Preparedness Progra

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Fri, 13/07/2012 - 09:06

European ministers emphasise the role of space for the security of Europe and its citizens

PR 34 2011 - Council underlined the importance of space systems for security.

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Wed, 07/12/2011 - 10:12
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Concern over future of EU space programme

Eight member states have raised concerns about future funding for the EU's GMES space programme.

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Mon, 21/11/2011 - 11:08
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INSPIRE Geoportal

Planetek Italia is starting the activities to set up the INSPIRE Geoportal, the central portal for environmental information in the European Union.

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Wed, 30/03/2011 - 11:09
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European Union Satellite Centre Signs Enterprise License Agreement With ESRI Espana

The European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC) recently signed a multiyear enterprise license agreement (ELA) with ESRI Espana, giving the agency greater access to the latest geographic information sys

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Tue, 27/04/2010 - 12:39
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