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Copernicus Relays for digitalisation spanning a Network

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European network helps European businesses develop solutions using Earth observation data

As part of the EU’s Space Strategy, the EC established the Copernicus Relays and the Copernicus Academy networks as Copernicus ambassadors all over the world. The global community of 99 Copernicus Relay members is present in 36 countries, promoting the benefits of the EU’s Earth Observation programme. The EU-funded CoRdiNet project is an open network of five Copernicus Relays each one having a coordinating function on a regional, cluster or national level. The network aims to support businesses across Europe in adapting to the digital world and help them promote new products or services that leverage Earth Observation data.


CoRdiNet is an open network of five very diverse Copernicus Relays with a coordinating function on local, regional, cluster and national level, supporting, promoting and stimulating digitalisation and new business solutions based on Earth Observation (EO) i.e. Copernicus data. This coordination & support action bundles the local expertise in the civil use of EO, close to the needs and offers of citizens, administrations and businesses, and will share them with other Copernicus Relays, Academies and new EO players. Three Relays have a regional focus (Basilicata, Bavaria, East Midlands), one a national focus (Norway), while the fifth contributes the expertise of a space application company, GMV. NEREUS, the Network of European Regions using Space Technologies, comprises 26 regions and is active in exploiting the benefits of space technologies while supporting European regional space policies. As sixth partner it will be entrusted, supported by a yet to be set-up, evaluation board, to hold and decide on the distribution of a specific “fund” of 100 k EUR supporting more than 20 joint activities between the consortium and external partners with concrete proposals to collaborate. Coordination of CoRdiNet with both, the Copernicus FPA and the Copernicus Support Office, will be paid attention to. To offer tangible opportunities to collaborate with, the consortium will gather local expertise in sector oriented European-wide working groups to design better strategies and guidelines for new digital services, support the creation of pilot projects linking users & suppliers of services, organise awareness raising, bi-lateral events, while providing user-targeted information and find out about as well as bundle local key players and local societal challenges and needs, EO data are able to match. Joint outreach and dissemination activities ensure embedding of its work in national and EU/ESA activities. CoRdiNet enjoys support of EARSC, the FPA, the CSO, and 6 external regions.

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€ 199 787,50

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

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€ 199 787,50

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