New horizons for European and Global land monitoring’ is timed to mark the final stage of GMES/Copernicus initial operations of the land monitoring service (GIO land), and the move to the Copernicus operational phase. Throughout the event, the focus will be on sharing the achievements, challenges and lessons learnt from the initial operations phase, but also on looking forward to the Copernicus operational land services. The event will cover the whole range of products, from the local, pan-European and global components. It will also cover the in-situ component. In addition, ‘New horizons for European and Global land monitoring’ will focus on user engagement and the priorities for future perspectives.
The programme is tailored to include a range of plenary and parallel sessions and extends to more interactive, round table discussions. Given the limited number of oral presentations possible, there will be an additional opportunity for a poster exhibition to enable a more comprehensive overview of related activities, products and research.