On 19th and 20th October 2015, the “New Horizons for European and Global land monitoring - Copernicus products and services ready to use” will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference will mark the final stage of GMES/Copernicus initial operations of the land monitoring service (GIO land), and the move into the Copernicus operational phase. The conference aims at public sector as well as private users and service providers of land monitoring information.
Organised by the European Environment Agency, with support from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and DG GROW, the focus will be on sharing the achievements, challenges and lessons learnt from the initial operations phase, but also on looking forward to the Copernicus operational land services. The event will cover the whole range of products and services, from the local, to pan-European and global components. It will also cover the in situ data component, essential to process satellite observations into valuable land information. In addition, “New Horizons for European and Global land monitoring - Copernicus products and services ready to use” will focus on user engagement and explore priorities for future land monitoring services.
The programme is tailored to include a range of plenary and parallel sessions and extends to more interactive, round table discussions. Given the limited number of oral presentations possible, there will be an additional opportunity for a poster exhibition to enable a more comprehensive overview of related activities, products and research.