Satellites and space technologies provide our societies with crucial services; they have a direct impact on your everyday lives, and the space industry is a source of economic growth and jobs. The EU relies on space technology for implementing its policies, protecting the marine and land environment and biodiversity, combating climate change, responding to disasters, managing transport

COPERNICUS is the European Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation and Monitoring.

Marine data is an engine for “smart and sustainable growth” in the European Union, as stated in the recent Marine Knowledge 2020 EC Communication. The Copernicus Marine Service has been designed to respond to issues emerging in the environmental, business and scientific sectors. Using information from both satellite and in situ observations, it provides state-of-the-art analyses and forecasts daily, which offer an unprecedented capability to observe, understand and anticipate marine environment events.

The MyOcean demonstration phase enabled to open the service on a pre-operational mode during 6years. From May 2015, your Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) is working on an operational mode.

An interactive catalogue allows users to select products according to seven geographical areas namely, GLOBAL Ocean, ARCTIC Ocean, BALTIC Sea, Atlantic-European North West Shelf-Ocean, Atlantic-European South West Shelf-Ocean, MEDITERRANEAN Sea, BLACK Sea

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