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|About||The European Earth Observation Programme|
Copernicus – the European Earth Observation Programme - is to ensure that the EU contribution to Earth Observation results in the availability of geospatial information services for European policy makers and citizens. These services are organized both along Earth compartments (land, oceans and atmosphere) and cross-cutting priorities (climate changes, emergency response and security). They are designed based on identified users’ needs and build on considerable research efforts. Their availability is expected to stimulate both the market for innovative customised applications and a competitive Earth observation industry.
The Copernicus unit functions are to channel user demands, identify sustainable funding for the services’ needs and communicate the innovative and strategic added value of GMES. It will pave the way towards the establishment of a permanent governance structure for Copernicus.
The EU Commission's Enterprise and Industry Directorate General plays a key role in the implementation of Europe 2020, the EU’s strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It works towards 5 general objectives:
1) to strengthen Europe's industrial base and promote the transition to a low carbon economy
2) to promote innovation as a means to generate new sources of growth and meet societal needs
3) to encourage the creation and growth of SMEs and promote an entrepreneurial culture
4) to ensure an open internal market for goods, and
5) to support the European presence in space.
DG Enterprise and Industry employs around 1,000 people - for information about recruitment procedures, visit the EU careers website http://europa.eu/epso/index_en.htm.
|Description||The Copernicus team of the European Commission will be using Facebook as an supplemental channel to disseminate information about Copernicus – The European Earth Observation Programme and its partners and projects. Posts here do not always reflect the most current information. For current official information, visit: http://www.copernicus.eu|