On the first day of summer, the Water-ForCE project held a webinar on EU Funding 4 Copernicus Water Applications. At this event, participants learned was introduced to current funding sources for Copernicus water applications, as well as success stories. ESA HYDROCOASTAL Project The topic “Improving SAR Altimeter processing over the coastal zone and inland waters […]Read More
All six Copernicus Services (Atmosphere, Marine, Land, Climate Change, Security, Energy) deliver water and hydrology related services. However, the European Commission noticed that this way it is hard to get a comprehensive understanding of the global water cycle, there are gaps in water related products, there are certain aspects of duplication and it is hard for different user communities to find relevant Copernicus products. Therefore, the Horizon2020 Space Programme had a call for a Coordination and Support Action project: “Copernicus evolution: Mission exploitation concept for WATER” to find the best long-term mission concept.
The “Water scenarios For Copernicus Exploitation” (Water-ForCE) consortium proposed to develop a Roadmap for Copernicus water services. The Roadmap will provide a user and stakeholder driven concept for water services (water quantity, water quality, hydrological parameters, ice, snow, etc.), by assessing the existing and emerging needs, the opportunities presented by the current and future technical capabilities of satellite and in situ sensors, and addressing the current disconnects between remote sensing, in situ observations and modelling communities. Critically, the Roadmap will deliver the clarity required in relation to the needs and expectations of the core Copernicus mission by the public and private sectors and the wider research and business innovation opportunities.
This week the Water-ForCE project held a webinar on Public-Private Partnerships for Copernicus Water Services. During this event speakers and participants looked at how European and international regulations enable Copernicus water applications. PrimeWater Project Dr. Mariano Bresciani, the senior researcher at CNR, held a presentation with the long title “Earth Observation for supporting freshwater reservoirs […]Read More
Announcing the April 2022 edition in the Water-ForCE webinar series: This month you are invited to a webinar on “Public-Private Partnerships for Copernicus Water Services”. Wednesday 27 April 2022, from 16:00 CET Together with the organisers and speakers of this online event, you will look at how European and international regulations enable Copernicus water applications. […]Read More
Earlier this week we joined the “Copernicus for Africa” webinar, part of a series of webinars organised by the Water-ForCE Horizon 2020 project. In this webinar participants were introduced to Copernicus water-related projects in Africa and learned about opportunities to get involved. FANFAR Project overview Aytor Naranjo is the Business Development Director at Lobelia Earth, […]Read More
Every last Wednesday of the month you can join to like-minded people to discuss and define the future of Copernicus water service. This month, we invite you to join the Copernicus for Africa webinar. During this virtual event you will be able to see the results and learn about possibilities for growing collaboration in the […]Read More
Earlier this week the Water-ForCE Horizon 2020 project team organised a webinar on Copernicus water services, with a focus on SDG6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Water Accounting for SDG6 Dr. Marloes Mul from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education presented her work on the relationship between remote sensing, water accounting, and the SDGs. In her […]Read More
The Water-ForCE consortium is defining the future of inland water services for Copernicus. We are a scientific partnership, collecting the needs of the public and private sectors of the core Copernicus Program. We would love to know your needs. Hence a new survey! To research these needs we have created the Water-ForCE survey. We kindly invite […]Read More
The Water-ForCE Horizon 2020 project team invites you to a webinar on Copernicus water services, with a focus on SDG6, Clean Water and Sanitation. February 23, 2022 16:00 CET Free registration While substantial progress has been made in increasing access to clean drinking water and sanitation, billions of people—mostly in rural areas—still lack these basic […]Read More
The Water-ForCE Horizon 2020 project team invites you for its first webinar on Copernicus water services, with a focus on water and agriculture, on 26 January 2022, from 16:00 CET. During this first webinar, we will be discussing water quality (run-off from agriculture, pollution of surface water for irrigation) and quantity of water (drought, extreme […]Read More
The new Global Water Watch Platform will make details about global surface water available to everyone for free on the web. This new tool will help to achieve a balanced and more sustainable use of fresh water and to have a better overview in the event of calamities. ‘The Water Management Needs Study commissioned by the Netherlands […]Read More