The Copernicus Sentinel satellites are monitoring Earth’s environment. In January, the Copernicus Climate Service stated that the global temperature was warmer than any previous January. Copernicus, the most comprehensive European Earth observation programme, offers open and free access to data for the development of solutions tackling important challenges faced by business and society today. This holds great potential for the creation of innovative products and services in a wide variety of domains and gives companies, entrepreneurs and startups huge opportunities to create sustainable solutions. The Copernicus Masters awards prizes to applications and services that use Copernicus data to fight important environmental and societal challenges.
From 1 April to 30 June, participants in the Copernicus Masters 2020 can submit their innovative EO application or service to 9 challenges offered by the following world-class partners: European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission (EC), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Planet, BayWa, Airbus with sobloo, and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). At the same time, they have the possibility of choosing countries and regions with the brand-new up to 13 Copernicus Prizes co-funded by the European Commission with up to EUR 10,000 each.