Copernicus is the world's most comprehensive Earth observation system.

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:

The access to Copernicus data is open and free. By 2021, the Copernicus constellation will consist of six different Sentinel satellite families.