Where does EuroGEOSS data come from?

Europe already has excellent Earth observation and data resources. EuroGEOSS 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 EuroGEOSS will use.

Copernicus programme

Copernicus is the operational programme of the European Union in the field of Earth observations.

EuroGEOSS 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 onwards 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

European observation resources

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

EU projects

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.

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 EuroGEOSS.

EuroGEOSS will also use airborne and in-situ Earth system information resources including data products and modelling.