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Vote for the EO services submitted in the Best Service Challenge
The Best Service Challenge seeks profiles of existing Earth observation services in its effort to increase awareness of existing Earth monitoring services and how they benefit European citizens.
Learn everything about services dedicated to marine monitoring and many other fields before voting for your favourite here ...

European Space Imaging's optical satellite services help keep the seas safe and clean
European Union agencies and member states tasked with monitoring Europe's waters can now receive optical satellite imagery within one hour of collection using the near real-time delivery services of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) ... [MORE]

If you also have an idea that uses the most advanced Very High-Resolution satellite imagery than register for the European Space Imaging High-Res Challenge of the Copernicus Masters here.

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Oil Spill Detection - Valuable Information to Protect Our Environment
Astrium's Oil Spill Detection Service effectively supports public authorities in charge of prevention and prosecution of oil pollution, as well as monitoring of platform and pipeline operations for oil and gas companies ... [MORE]

What is your idea based on the unique features radar satellite data offers? Sign up for the Astrium Radar Challenge of the Copernicus Masters here.

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Satellites Support Sustainable Fishing
Fish is one of the world's most important sources of food. However, our seas are threatened by increasing pressure on fish stocks, illegal unreported and unregulated fishing activities, pollution and changing habitats. Adequate monitoring services are therefore needed, together with bio-geophysical models capable of supporting assessment analyses for fish stock management practices ... [MORE]


How big is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a layer of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean that has been growing since the 1950s?

Think you know the answer? Find out now:

1.5 million km2
2 million km2
3.4 million km2

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European Space Imaging's optical satellite services help keep the seas safe and clean
Oil Spill Detection - Valuable Information to Protect Our Environment
Satellites Support Sustainable Fishing
number of the month

1/3 Of assessed fish stocks are overfished, such as Bluefin tuna and Atlantic cod
Source: ESA
dates and events

1 June to 15 September
Submission phase for all Challenges

15 July to 18 August
Voting for GEO Illustration Challenge

30 to 31 July
ICCOE 2013 - International Conference on Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland

21 August
Workshop on the Copernicus Masters 2013

5 to 7 September
International Conference on Flood Resilience - Experiences in Asia and Europe, Exeter, UK

9 to 13 September
Summit on Earth Observation Business, Paris, France

12 to 13 September
European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

5 November
Awards Ceremony 2013

5 to 7 November
European Space Solutions 2013, Munich, Germany


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