From October 20th to 24th, the Cité de l’espace is honouring Copernicus, the most ambitious European Earth Observation program in the world! Businesses, school children and the general public are invited to learn about the program and to reflect on the main environmental challenges of the future. Organized within the framework of the Caroline Herschel FPA European program, coordinated for France by the CNES, the five-day program will focus on the topic, “Better living on Earth”. The event will be officially launched on Wednesday, October 20th with a conference to present the Copernicus program and the associated stakes. This event is designed for higher education students, businesses, and public and private organizations. On the same day, Connect by CNES and Aerospace Valley will offer companies the opportunity to discover the products available free of charge through the Copernicus program but also to handle data during workshops. On Thursday, October 21st, 180 students are expected for a day rich in events: a giant treasure hunt, workshops, films and more. Finally, the general public will have the opportunity over the course of a weekend featuring meetings, round tables and film screenings to learn how Copernicus will allow us to better inhabit the Earth. All events are free and on a registration basis.
What is Copernicus?
Copernicus is a European earth observation program which provides data and services on a continuous basis and nearly in real time to any interested private or public actor, empowering people to better understand the condition of our planet, to carry out concrete actions, and to develop new uses of space in Europe and all over the world. This data focuses on six topics: monitoring of the atmosphere, the marine environment and the land, climate change, emergency management and security-related services. With the help of its partners, including the CNES, the Cité de l’espace is showcasing the Copernicus program from its launch phase, via its mediation tools: a permanent exhibition, conferences and special events. The Cité de l’espace is a member of the Copernicus Academy network.
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