What is Copernicus?
Based on satellite and in situ (non-space) observations, it delivers near real-time information on the state of the Earth. The data can be used for local and regional needs, to help understand our planet and to sustainably manage the environment we live in. The Copernicus services address six thematic areas:
- Atmosphere Monitoring
- Marine Environment Monitoring
- Land Monitoring
- Climate Change
- Emergency Management
The access to Copernicus data is open and free. By 2021, the Copernicus constellation will consist of six different Sentinel satellite families.