Copernicus Programme Provides Valuable Economic Benefits

Europe’s leading Earth observation (EO) competition, the Copernicus Masters, has big news: The 2018 submissions open 1 April!

The innovation competition awards applications and ideas that are using Copernicus EO data to tackle important challenges faced by business and society, with 2018 submissions opening 1 April. Thereby the participants benefit highly from the European Copernicus programme and its data.

The Earth observation programme in a nutshell: Copernicus is Europe’s most ambitious Earth observation programme and provides full free and open access to data for the development of applications in a wide variety of domains. It is estimated that investments in the programme will increase to EUR 7.5 billion by 2020, while the economic benefit is expected to double in value. Every euro invested in Copernicus activities by public authorities, results in a EUR 1.4 benefit to the whole economy.

Discover more about Europe’s EO programme, the power of its data and why the Copernicus Masters is scouting innovative ideas together with world-class partners.

Explore the full press release for all important details, inspirational quotes and background information.

The Copernicus Masters is ready for your EO related ideas. Let’s go!

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