Copernicus, the EU’s Earth Observation programme, offers free, full and open access to satellite data used to provide services in six areas: land monitoring, marine environment monitoring, atmosphere monitoring, climate change, emergency management and security. It offers information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ (non-space) data.
The Programme is coordinated and managed by the European Commission (EC). It is implemented in partnership with the Member States, the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The services are provided under a delegation of the EC by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), EU Agencies and Mercator Océan.