Among the 3rd parties EUMETNET is involved with, the EU’s flagship Copernicus programme represents a set of major stakeholders for our community.
As a result of a bidding process held in 2016, EUMETNET has a unique arrangement with Copernicus through the European Environment Agency (EEA) which is the delegated operator of the In-Situ Coordination Component of Copernicus. The Space Component is the matter of other organizations such as ESA and EUMETSAT.
Along with consortium partners EUROGOOS and ICOS, we provide leading expertise to advise the EEA in the areas of in-situ meteorological and ocean observation networks, climate datasets, atmospheric chemistry observation and data management.
With such a setup, Copernicus operators are aware of network capabilities and thus the gaps that need to be filled so that they can provide their own services as optimally as possible.
"flagship programme of the EU"
EUMETNET members are also very much involved in many activities related to the delivery of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) where their knowledge of climate sciences, their modelling capabilities and their experience in climate data management are recognized and used extensively.