Copernicus data contribute to a better understanding of water quantity and quality. However, water-related products are scattered across the different Copernicus Services. The technologies and expertise needed to exploit this EO data for inland water monitoring can help define a wider Copernicus water service portfolio.
During our seventh webinar, we will be having a discussion on the technical aspects of Inland Water Monitoring with Copernicus.
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.
Check out the Water-ForCE project website here