Launch of the Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation

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Starting 20 April 2021


Organisation: European Commission Science Hub

Actionable information from Earth observation (EO) data has become increasingly valuable to public and private efforts that improve our planet and people. The Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation will serve as a focal point to translate this data into evidence for EU policymaking decisions and implementation.

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All are invited to join this open and virtual event. No registration is needed.
Watch live on 20 April 2021, 11:30 - 17:00

Background on the Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation

The priorities of the Green Deal and the Digital Strategy represent both challenges and opportunities. Digital technologies linked to Earth Observation can be used to address a wide range of sectoral policies, increasing their coherence, leading to a fundamental modernisation of evidence-based policymaking. 

For this transformation to be fully implemented, there is a need for a focal point within the Commission and the establishment of the Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation (KCEO) represents a timely opportunity to address this. The KCEO will actively engage with User Policy DGs to optimise the translation of EO data into fit-for-purpose products and services, ultimately leading to better regulation. The KCEO will also provide a forum for dialogue with the implementing entities associated with Copernicus and will help to prioritise investments in next-generation Earth Observation research and technological development to enhance the exploitation of Copernicus 2.0 throughout the policy cycle.

The KCEO will be a dynamic and inclusive platform that will help to translate policy needs into technical requirements and provide you with a broad network of EO users within the European Commission and beyond for better EU regulation.