Where does EuroGEO data come from?
Europe already has excellent Earth observation and data resources. EuroGEO will not develop new resources. Instead, it will bring together existing ones and enable them to work more effectively.
On this page you will find a list of the Earth observation resources that EuroGEO will use.
Copernicus is the EU’s Earth observation programme
EuroGEO will use the following parts of Copernicus
Copernicus Services and their products for monitoring land, oceans, atmosphere and climate.
Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS). From 2018 onward, these service platforms will provide access to data from the Sentinel series of satellites, products from the Copernicus Core Services as well as processing resources, tools and other relevant data
Other sources of Copernicus data
- Copernicus contributing missions – other space mission operators that make some of their data available for Copernicus
- The Copernicus Relays – a network of ambassadors who coordinate and promote the Copernicus programme
- Academy networks
- Copernicus incubation programme – a programme that promotes start-up creation and growth
European observation resources
- The Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) enables the sharing of environmental spatial information among public sector organisations
- The EU Open Data Portal gives access to all open data published by EU institutions and bodies – including observation data
Global Earth observation resources
GEOSS Common Infrastructure allows users of Earth observations to search and use the data, information, tools and services available through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems.
Use the GEOSS web portal to look up Earth observation data.
Agencies and organisations
- European Space Agency
- EUMETSAT - a global satellite agency at the heart of Europe
- European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
The EU funds research and innovation projects related to geo-spatial information and Earth sciences.
Some of these are funded under the 7th Framework Programme for European Research and Technological Development
Others are funded under the current research and innovation framework programme, Horizon 2020
Additional research resources will become available under the European Open Science Cloud initiative.
Horizon Europe (successor to Horizon 2020) is currently under development.
Other sources of data
These include data processing capacities, specific data sources and information technologies made available through the involvement of the commercial sector in EuroGEO.
EuroGEO will also use airborne and in-situ Earth system information resources including data products and modelling.