The Copernicus4Regions initiative explores how other regions in Europe have managed to tackle common challenges, shows the benefits of the Copernicus programme, and therefore invites more regions to be involved in the Copernicus ecosystem.


Following the first publication in 2012 of “The Growing Use of GMES across Europe’s Regions”, which compiled 67 user cases, an update was published in 2018 titled “The Ever Growing Use of Copernicus across Europe’s Regions”.


Copernicus4Regions is a collection of 99 user-stories with a strong focus on Public Authorities who are the key potential users of Copernicus data. The new publication provides an updated and realistic snapshot of the use of Copernicus data at the regional level. After six years of operations, with a fleet of seven Sentinels and six Copernicus services, the programme has reached full operability and is being used by all levels of regional ecosystems. As a result, there is an increased number of use cases that highlight stronger engagement from public users. These stories collectively testify to the Programme’s contribution in modernising the public sector and enabling it to deliver more efficient public services, thereby contributing to an increased quality of life and level of satisfaction for European citizens. Copernicus is the EU-led programme looking at our planet in support of the environment and emergency management for the ultimate benefit of all European citizens. Learn more at www.copernicus.eu


The Ever Growing Use of Copernicus across Europe’s Regions publication (2018) showcases 99 user stories that describe how public administrations across Europe are using Copernicus data and information to address their challenges and how this is positively impacting the lives of citizens.


In this context, a series of videos had been developed to further promote the initiative which shares user experiences in important public policy areas, including tangible benefits for society. The objective is to inspire other regions to use Copernicus for the benefit of the citizens. All videos are currently available on this site (link). Moreover, views on Copernicus by EU policy makers have a special section on the website (link).



Further outreach material complements this publication, such as translated brochures (link), info sheets, and a search engine which is featured on NEREUS’ website (link).


This initiative is managed by the Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS), under a contract from the European Space Agency and funding from the European Union, in collaboration with NEREUS.







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