Impact

How GÉANT is helping Copernicus observe Earth for a better future

How do we tackle overpopulation? Do we have enough natural resources left? Is climate change reversible? Will French fries soon become a luxury only a few can afford? These are the questions Europe’s scientists are working hard to answer. Okay, maybe not that last one, but the truth may not be so far-fetched. Changes in our ecosystems are making their mark on our everyday lives; from the availability of potatoes and dwindling fish stocks, to forest fires and threatened air quality.

Copernicus— is the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme, looking at our planet and its environment for the benefit of all European citizens. The project is a partnership between the Member States, and eight participating organisations, including the European Space Agency (ESA).

Full article: https://impact.geant.org/portfolio/copernicus/