ESA initiative “Copernicus (formerly) GMES Application Factsheets and Animations: Data Processing and Production”

The project objective is to create Copernicus factsheets, animations and electronic panels that allow decision makers to assess in a short time the key benefits of the Copernicus programme for their specific area of interest. The promotion material will highlight the socio-economic benefit in particular for European regions, while at the same time demonstrating the environmental sustainability of the satellite based Copernicus application. Equally the benefits for the EO value-added service market in the key Copernicus downstream segments (i.e. agriculture, insurance, transport and energy) will be highlighted. The project was kicked-off successfully in March 2013 and will promote Copernicus activities for the next 15 months.

The NEREUS-network supports the initiative by advising the consortium from a regional perspective. Based on the activities and experiences of its network partners, NEREUS provides feed-back, inputs and graphic material from a regional perspective to the Copernicus briefs based on a list of topics identified by the project consortia. The NEREUS-Secretariat is the central interface for the consortia partners (DLR - the German Space Agency - http://www.dlr.de - and the Austrian company GEOVILLE - http://www.geoville.com/) and coordinates the activities of its network partners. Additionally, the NEREUS Secretariat will also support via its tools (website, newsflash, newsletter) the promotion of the Copernicus briefs among its member community and other contacts.

The initiative will be implemented by an ad-hoc project team of NEREUS experts comprising the RCO-Partners (formerly FP7-funded DORIS_NET project partners) and network partners from Bavaria (Prof. Manfred Schröder, bavAIRia e.V., GMES Büro Bayern) and Veneto (Silvano de Zorzi, Regione Veneto). The central contact on behalf of the RCO-partners will be Didier Treinsoutrot, CETE-SO / DALETT from Midi/P-region.

Examples of former GMES-briefs on ESA-website:

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus/Focus_on_Copernicus_applications