How Copernicus helps Europe's regions to support biodiversity and environmental protection
26/10/2021 - 10:00

How Copernicus helps Europe's regions to support biodiversity and environmental protection

  • Ewa Chomicz
  • 26/10/2021 - 10:00
  • Working Group

The Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) together with the European Commission and the European Space Agency organise a webinar as part of the Copernicus4Regions initiative.

The Copernicus4Regions initiative looks at how different regions in Europe have managed to deal with common challenges, presents the benefits of the Copernicus programme and encourages more regions to get involved in the Copernicus ecosystem.

The session focusing on biodiversity and environmental protection is the third in a series of five webinars taking place between September and December 2021.

Biodiversity and environmental protection, especially the EU-2030 Biodiversity Strategy with the title “Bringing nature back into our lives”, are at the centre of the Green Deal and the EU’s recovery plan from the COVID-19 pandemic. Biodiversity and ecosystems are vital for every part of our lives and economies, ranging from food, health and medicines, water and air filtration, materials, recreation, and wellbeing. The Copernicus Programme provides data and information useful to monitor a variety of environmental parameters over land, the atmosphere and the oceans and thus to make better-informed decisions to safeguard nature.

The five Copernicus4Regions webinars encourage online discussion on the dimension of Copernicus for the green and digital transition in Europe, focusing on five different themes. The participants have a chance to learn how public administrations use Copernicus to benefit their territories, citizens and public policies in the context of the European Green Deal. Copernicus users and experts, EU representatives, members of regional administrations, regional stakeholders and politicians take part in the events.

You may find the event agenda attached. Learn more about the webinar series and register here.