The use of Copernicus services in environmental monitoring at the EEA

  Friday, 3 June 2016        09:00 - 11:15        Room: Yangtze I

The European Environment Agency (EEA)

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is to provide sound and independent information on the environment. It has become a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy. The Agency cooperates, collects and processes information from its 33 member countries and 6 cooperating countries to produce policy-relevant environmental information at European level. Copernicus, the European programme dedicated to monitoring the Earth from space, offers a complementary source of geospatial data and information. Hence, Copernicus is changing the provision of environmental information.

This session will provide participants with a series of presentations, highlighting environmental use cases of Copernicus services, mainly within the domain of land and climate change as developed and applied by the thematic programmes at the EEA.

Who should attend?
The session is aimed at policy makers from local to supranational levels looking to integrate earth observation data into environmental and related policy domains.

09:00 Introduction to the session
Hans Dufourmont
09:10 Thematic indicators for land assessments: making use of Copernicus land monitoring data
Andrus Meiner
09:30 The use of Copernicus services at EEA: the forests use case
Annemarie Bastrup-Birk
09:50 The Copernicus local land component serving assessments in an urban environment
Hans Dufourmont, Marie Cugny-Seguin, Hugo Poelman
10:10 The EEA as a user of the Copernicus climate change service
Annemarie Bastrup-Birk, Blaz Kurnik, André Jol
10:30 Coffee Break
11:15 Water Indicators in Climate Change Adaptation (SWICCA)
11:30 Climate Information Platform for Copernicus (CLIPC): managing the data flood
Wim Som de Cerff
11:45 Conclusions
Programme Overview