On Wednesday, 9th January 2019, the Wrocław Technology Park hosted the Copernicus Information Session. We had the pleasure to participate in it and gain knowledge on global Earth monitoring.
The Copernicus Programme was launched in the late 1990s and is being developed by the European Commission together with the European Space Agency (ESA). The mission of this programme is to develop methods of monitoring the state of the environment by means of satellites, airplanes or ground measurements. Due to this initiative, it will be possible to react more efficiently to upcoming natural disasters, use natural resources more efficiently and monitor the quality and purity of water or air more accurately.
The aim of the information session was to discuss the broad offer of the Copernicus Programme and to show examples of implementation of satellite data by the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography.
The speakers talked about the possibilities of using satellite data in various fields of science and industry. Moreover, the possibilities of Copernicus applications, which can be useful for companies in the development of their business, were mentioned.
Through this meeting, EXSO expanded its knowledge of Copernicus. We learned that the program offers free data on the basis of which companies can create their programs and applications, as well as use this data to build their advantage in the market. It is a valuable knowledge that will certainly allow the development of small and medium enterprises.