Copernicus reaches worldwide media coverage

In the Summer of 2019, Copernicus data and services were used to provide crucial information on heatwaves, wildfires, historical melting of Arctic ice sheets, as well as provide support to local authorities.

This is Euronews video made in cooperation with The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service and the Copernicus Climate Change Service, to provide an exclusive daily 24-hour air quality forecast for Europe and a monthly update dedicated to the planet's changing climate.

Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) distributed two articles about June 2019 and July 2019 as the warmest months ever registered. The Copernicus community came together using the official social media accounts to share and converse about this relevant information. This attracted worldwide media coverage, sparking an interest in both scientists and general public about the Copernicus programme, its services and data that the programme provides.

It also highlights the different ways one can learn more about Copernicus and how everyone can become a part of the conversation.

Find more information about Copernicus activities during this summer here.

Copernicus is the World’s largest and most ambitious Earth observation programme. It provides accurate, timely and easily accessible information to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security. Since 2017, the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is a member and Latvia’s representative of Copernicus Relay and Academy networks. IES explains possibilities offered by the Copernicus program for national, business and public needs, organise training and information activities. Since 2015 IES in cooperation with European Space Agency is using Copernicus satellite data for assessment of different environmental and natural resources.

Find more about IES work in Copernicus network here.

Find more about IES cooperation with European Space Agency here.