EUMETSAT booth ESS2016

EUMETSAT & MERCATOR OCEAN showcase Copernicus marine data

EUMETSAT and MERCATOR OCEAN showcase value of Copernicus marine data at European Space Solutions Conference

EUMETSAT booth ESS2016
EUMETSAT booth ESS2016

At the fourth ‘European Space Solutions’ conference opening today in The Hague, Netherlands, under the Dutch EU Presidency, EUMETSAT and Mercator Ocean will host an event on 1 June on “Copernicus: Creating Value for our oceans”.

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02 November 2020

Published on

30 May 2016

The will demonstrate how the combination of marine data derived from Copernicus and EUMETSAT satellites and marine information delivered by the Mercator -led Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service can provide concrete socio-economic benefits for Europe’s ‘Blue Economy’. 

The main topics will be “Water Quality and Ocean Colour”, “Safe Shipping and Currents”, “El Niño and Sea Surface Temperature” and user uptake of Copernicus marine data, which will also be available in Africa.

EUMETSAT's booth at European Space Solutions 2016
EUMETSAT's booth at European Space Solutions 2016

"The higher-resolution data delivered by Sentinel-3A will flow into enhanced ocean products to support fisheries management and provide better safety at sea for West African users"

A series of presentations will highlight typical applications of Copernicus marine data and information and the added value of the new datasets expected from the recently launched Jason-3 and Sentinel-3A satellites.

For each presentation, a scientist will highlight the added value of the new data to applications and a user will discuss their expected socio-economic benefits, in Europe and Africa.
 
As Georges Wiafe, Coastal and Marine Resources Management Centre at the University of Ghana, points out “The higher-resolution data delivered by Sentinel-3A will flow into enhanced ocean products to support fisheries management and provide better safety at sea for West African users.

“I am convinced the combination of data from Sentinel-3 and Jason-3 will go a long way to improve the development of Potential Fishing Zone charts and the monitoring of ocean conditions in the region."

EUMETSAT has been entrusted by the EU to deliver the  Jason-3 and Sentinel-3A Copernicus marine missions, respectively launched on 17 January and 16 February 2016 and currently under in orbit commissioning.

Mercator Ocean has been entrusted by the EU to deliver and develop the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service.

Both entities cooperate closely to deliver the best data and information services to the Copernicus marine user communities.

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