Copernicus recently celebrated the launch of its second phase of implementation during the Copernicus Horizon 2035 symposium, co-organised by the Ministry of the Economy and Finance (MEFR) and the General Direction of the Research and the Innovation (DGRI). The event was held on 16 and 17 February, 2022, in Toulouse, in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (PFUE). The event marked how Copernicus EU programme will evolve until 2035 to better meet user requirements.
The kick-off of phase 2 of the Copernicus Marine Service was further marked on 17 and 18 February, 2022, with an online event that gathered Copernicus Marine communities such as partners and downstream users and showcase the road map for the upcoming seven years.
Program Day 1 – open to the general public
17 February 2022 – 2:30PM to 6:30PM (CET)
Day 1 was open to the public and provided a mix of plenary presentations and round table discussions to present the Copernicus Marine strategy developed for phase #2. Highlighted themes included: Copernicus priority actions for the upcoming years, support and policies for a safe, clean and healthy Ocean, integration of a digital Ocean, etc. You an read the full program here.
ECFAS was part of the plan presented for long-term research and development.
ECFAS was also featured as one of the dedicated actions towards Copernicus future developments.
Program Day 2 – Copernicus Marine partners & data producers only
18 February 2022 – 8:45AM to 5:00PM (CET)
Day 2 was an occasion to gather with Copernicus Marine partners and contractors who provide observations and model marine data for the global ocean and the European seas and review mid-term objectives. It was also an opportunity to present the developments of the Marine Information System (MIS) and the Marine Data Store (MDS). The focuses of coastal activities and biogeochemical data assimilation were presented. The road maps for Ocean Monitoring indicators and cross-cutting activities were showcased. To finish, the planning of Copernicus Marine activities for 2022 were submitted. You can read the agenda here.
For more information, you can visit the event webpage.