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Copernicus & Latin America
Tuesday 10 November 2015
Hilton: Room Don Julian
European Commission

Copernicus is the European Flagship programme for monitoring the Earth and consists of a complex set of systems which collect data from multiple sources: earth observation satellites and in situ sensors. It will provide value added services in a sustainable way. These services are focused on land, marine and atmosphere monitoring, and include other cross-cutting services, such as emergency management, security and climate change. A total of eight Sentinel satellites will be in orbit by the end of 2020, these are expected to provide most of the data needed by the Copernicus services. The Copernicus Data policy supports a full, free and open data access to the Sentinel data which is line with the GEO data sharing principles. This Special Session will present an overview of Copernicus, its current status and is intended to provide a forum to help the Earth Observation community in Latin America to engage in Copernicus.

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Julien Turpin, Astrid-Christina Koch  (,