December 2014

FIREHUB provides real-time information on the status of fires and how they are spreading on the ground to authorities that are actively involved in fire disaster management and firefighters ...

November 2014
DLR and ESA sign the Collaborative Ground Segment Cooperation for Sentinel Data

With the first Copernicus satellite now operational, ESA and the DLR German Aerospace Center have signed an arrangement on managing and accessing Sentinel data ...

October 2014
Winners of the Copernicus Masters 2014 announced

The first Earth observation service for extensive and uninterrupted coverage of land stability monitoring and mapping with millimetre-precision has been named the winner of this year's Copernicus Masters competition ...

October 2014
First Copernicus Sentinel Now Operational

With the commissioning of Sentinel-1A completed and the satellite's transfer to the team in charge of its exploitation, its data are available now ...


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The submission phase of the upcoming edition will run from April - July 2015. Be prepared. Pre-register now - and stay tuned with the competition!

The 2014 Copernicus Masters competition was looking for innovative solutions for business and society based on Earth observation data from 15 April - 20 July. In its fourth year, the annual Copernicus Masters competition has once again affirmed the growing importance of Earth observation in virtually every sphere of our daily lives. The 171 submissions received from 43 countries in 2014 offer an excellent glimpse of the next generation of Earth observation services, which are set to benefit in particular from the expansion of digital infrastructures.

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