European Union

Survey: Possible EU actions in relation to global coordination of Earth observations

The survey will assess the general awareness of the European public on Earth observations

The European Commission has launched a survey as a way to consult the public on possible actions of the European Union (EU) in relation to global coordination of Earth observations via the Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

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Tue, 10/02/2015 - 12:33

ESA: Phase-B of Neosat signed

Phase-B of Neosat mission is signed on

ESA is moving ahead with the development of their next-generation satellite communication platform - Neosat. The Phase-B contract was signed on 20 February in Paris, France.


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Fri, 21/02/2014 - 12:01

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

The European Environment Agency (EEA)

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union, with the task to provide sound, independent information on the environment. EEA is a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public.



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Access to Sentinel satellite data will be free and open

The Act will allow long-term continued access to data

With the entering into force of the European Delegated Act on Copernicus data and information policy in the coming days, users will be provided free, full and open access of environmental data from the Copernicus programme, including data from the Sentinel satellites.


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Thu, 21/11/2013 - 15:08

NOAA and EUMETSAT sign a new cooperative agreement

Agreement for continued space-based weather, water and climate monitoring.

On 27 August 2013, top officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) signed a long-term cooperative agreement establishing a policy framework ensuring continued space-based weather, water and climate monitoring. The agreement was signed at a ceremony at the European Union Delegation in Washington by Kathryn D. Sullivan, NOAA acting administrator, and Alain Ratier, EUMETSAT’s director-general.

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Fri, 30/08/2013 - 14:43

EU-Civil Protection Unit deployed in Haiti

The death toll from the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti stands at over 220,000 people. 1.3 million have been displaced by the earthquake. The EU response to the plight of the Haitian people was prompt and included civil protection.


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EU Parliament Supports GMES Within Financial Framework

On 16 February, the European Parliament voted on the future of GMES in a resolution that strongly supports the programme being funded within the Multiyear Financial Framework and for it to be operational from 2014. The motion, which was presented in Strasbourg, France, by MEP Norbert Glante on behalf of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, was adopted in plenary.


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Thu, 23/02/2012 - 16:04
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