To recap last year through eyes of satellites Copernicus Observer have selected 12 images for each month of 2018. Top 3 most read articles have been added as a bonus. This summary shows that the usage of these data gathered every day is not only useful for scientists and researchers but has a visual value as well.
Copernicus Sentinel satellites orbit the Earth high above us, collecting data about our planet day in and day out. Copernicus Sentinels allows our satellites to view Earth from a perspective previously limited to the select few who journeyed to orbit. This data is gathered every day and delivered to platforms that are open for everybody who has an interest.
In 2018 Copernicus Observer reported weekly on numerous topics such as opportunities for entrepreneurs brought by the Copernicus Start-up programme, updates and developments of the Copernicus services etc. From more than 50 articles published last year these are the 3 most read articles in 2018:
- Copernicus at your fingertips: 20 apps that you can use today! It is an article about apps that have made based on free data collected and shared by Copernicus. Read full article here
- Copernicus and the free & open source software community. Article is about community that provides an important link to these vast amounts of data to the end user by providing tools, plug-ins and libraries and it easier for the end users to use it – this community is organised under the umbrella of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). Read full article here
- +1.6 billion users for Copernicus. Editorial that was announcing the signing of Cooperation Arrangements with Brazil, Chile, Colombia and India. The article offers and in-depth insight of the importance of these agreements, that following those already in place with the United States and Australia, offers one-third of the world’s population access to free and open data and information. Read full article here.