Copernicus: 25 years of European success
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EUMETSAT provides data to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), which is operated by the ECMWF
The Earth observation satellites contributing data to Copernicus are split into two groups of missions: the Copernicus Sentinels and the contributing missions.
The Copernicus Programme provides users with free, full and open access to environmental data.
EUMETSAT provides data to the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), which is operated by ECMWF.
EUMETSAT provides data to the Copernicus Marine Service, which is operated by Mercator Ocean International.
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07 April 2020
The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) supports society by providing authoritative information from the past, present and future climate in Europe and the rest of the World.
C3S provides climate data and information on impacts on various topics and sectoral areas through its Climate Data Store (CDS). The CDS is designed to enable users to tailor services to more specific public or commercial needs.
EUMETSAT makes a significant contribution to the Copernicus Climate change Service (C3S), a service operated by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).
The service supports society by increasing the knowledge base needed to support adaptation and mitigation policies. Hereto it provides authoritative, quality-assured information from past, present and future climate in Europe and the rest of the World.
Achieving the service’s objectives depends heavily on the availability of high quality datasets of past and present satellites. In this context, EUMETSAT's role in C3S is to provide re-calibrated and cross calibrated long-term series of observations from both EUMETSAT and third-party satellites, dating back to the 1970s.
EUMETSAT maintains an inventory of ECVs generated by space agency members of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), in cooperation with ESA.
Finally, EUMETSAT’s network of Satellite Application Facilities delivers Climate Data Records for use in climate services.
With over 40 years of data from operational meteorological satellites and a volume of 9.4 Petabytes (PB), the EUMETSAT archives host some of the world’s longest data records collected by satellites and constitute an invaluable asset for climate monitoring and the understanding of climate change