In this short 8-minute video, you will learn more about:
- The Copernicus programme
- EUMETSAT's role within Copernicus
- The Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CMDS)
- Where to find your marine data!
It's worth getting a clear idea of the Copernicus Marine Landscape here - the information will prove highly relevant
when it comes to your workflows, in terms of who collects the marine data you want, and where you can find it.
Hayley Evers-King joins Lauren Biermann for an informal discussion to help simplify the Copernicus Marine Landscape, talking us through the different missions, mechanisms and agencies working together under the Copernicus Programme and European Commission banner. .
What is the Copernicus Programme?
is the European Union's Earth Observation (EO) Programme, looking at Earth and our environment. The information services that they provide
accessible to all users.
- The Programme is coordinated and managed by the European Commission (EC).
- It is implemented in partnership with Member States, the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), EU Agencies,
and Mercator Océan.
Copernicus offers information services based on satellite EO and non-satellite in situ data. Toward the former, Copernicus is served by a set of dedicated satellites (the Sentinel families) and contributing missions (other existing satellites).
What is EUMETSAT’s role?
EUMETSAT provides data, products and support services to the Copernicus information services and user communities, with a focus on
marine, atmosphere and climate. This involves delivering Earth observation data services to Copernicus from the Sentinel satellites, from its own Metop and Meteosat missions, from the ocean-monitoring Jason-3 satellite, and from missions of
its international partners (e.g. USA, China, India and Japan). EUMETSAT is responsible for operating the Sentinel-3 satellites, with ESA support, and delivering the marine data and will also operate and deliver products from the Sentinel-4
and Sentinel-6 satellites, and Sentinel-5 instruments. In addition, upon request of the EC, EUMETSAT will also be responsible for delivering data and products from Sentinel missions to third parties around the world.