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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The conference "Copernicus for environment and human security – from research to operations" will take place in Rome on 18th September 2014.
The conference will focus on the potential contribution of the Copernicus Programme to EU policies and actions in the areas of environment, preservation of cultural heritage, border control, maritime surveillance, and external actions: key-themes for Europe and, in particular, for the Mediterranean region. The event will also help to better promote the role of “Space” not only as a strategic priority sector for the EU, but also as a key driver of the European economy.
IES Director Maria Betti is an invited speaker in the first session, “Governing Copernicus services for the benefit of EU citizens and the Environment”, in the section dedicated to “Marine, Atmospheric and Climate Services for environmental monitoring, assessments and reporting”.