Jun 20, 2017

Copernicus for coastal zone monitoring and management workshop

The “Copernicus for coastal zone monitoring and management workshop” will take place in Brussels on 29 June in the Breydel Auditorium, DG GROW from 09:00 to 17:30.

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Copernicus for coastal zone monitoring and management workshop

Many users and applications of the Copernicus Marine Environment (CMEMS) and Land Monitoring (CLMS) services are related to coastal areas. After more than five years of experience with the CMEMS and CLMS precursors and operational services, the time is right to look into evolution priorities and review the interfaces and boundaries between these core services and coastal downstream services.

The landscape of stakeholders, services, users and applications in the coastal zone monitoring and management domain is complex and heterogeneous. There is, therefore, a strong need for a structured dialogue amongst key players such as national/regional/local authorities in charge of coastal monitoring, the private sector, the European Commission, the Copernicus Entrusted Entities, and ESA.

The objective of the workshop, co-organised with CLMS and CMEMS, is to analyse mid-term (2018-2020) and long-term (post-2021) priorities for the potential evolution of CMEMS and CLMS to better address user needs vis-à-vis coastal zone management and monitoring. The following points will be covered:

• Overview of user needs and challenges (Session I)
• Current Copernicus offer in terms of data and service information (Session II)
• Draft proposal for the evolution of CLMS and CMEMS in response to the user needs (Session III)

The event is intended to be a first step to address the complex issue in respect of users/services in the coastal areas and interfaces between core and downstream services. Starting from the challenges and user needs (discussed during the first part of the day), the current Copernicus offer will be presented (space-based and in situ observations, as well as Copernicus services). The last session will be aimed at highlighting the way forward in response to user needs.

Registration is open until next Monday (26/06). Have a look at the agenda with the speakers who will contribute to the event: http://workshop.copernicus.eu/coastal