The Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) in tandem with the European Commission and the European Space Agency is pleased to invite you to the Copernicus4regions webinar: How Copernicus supports Europe’s regions to improve prevention and preparedness to natural disasters. Impulse statements from Theodoros Papadopoulos, Mayor of Thermi (Central Macedonia region, GR) and Members of European Parliament: Younous Omarjee, president of the EP-Committee on Regional Development and Jutta Paulus, Member of the EP-Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.
You are strongly encouraged to register here (link)!
Please find more information in the attached leaflet (link).
Floods, landslides, earthquakes, wildfires, volcanic eruptions: natural and man-made disasters can occur at any moment in time. They can not only cause economic and environmental damage but more importantly, threaten lives. Civil protection includes a response to emergencies to be deployed in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, but also post-disaster assistance, rehabilitation and reconstruction. And, before disasters take place, prevention and preparedness are essential. As also advocated within the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, understanding disaster risk is essential to invest in preparedness and enhance resilience. Support for the prevention and better preparedness to civil and natural emergencies is a core objective of Copernicus.
About the Copernicus4regions webinars
In these 5 targeted webinars, representatives of regional administrations, public users, regional stakeholders, politicians, EU representatives, and other interested stakeholders will engage in an online discussion on the dimension of Copernicus for the green and digital transition in Europe. Copernicus users will share their experiences:
- how Public Administrations in Europe have successfully incorporated the use of Copernicus into their organisations and workflows;
- what are the benefits for their territories and public policies and the outlook to the future;
- and eventually why Copernicus is a game-changer in the development of sustainable practices and better public policies.
These 1h webinars will be based on key user domains, such as water quality or forestry, (more information on the attached leaflet).
You can find out more about our initiative and watch the Copernicus users videos at https://www.nereus-regions.eu/copernicus4regions/