India And The European Commission Sign A Co-Operation Agreement To Share Earth Observation Satellite Data


In a boost to cooperation between India and Europe in the area of space, India’s Department of Space and the European Commission on 19 March signed a cooperation agreement related to sharing of earth observation satellite data.

The agreement was signed in Bengaluru by PG Diwakar, Scientific Secretary in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on behalf of the Department of Space, and Philippe Brunet, Director for Space Policy, Copernicus and Defence, on behalf of the European Commission.

“To allow the benefits of the European Union’s Copernicus Earth Observation and Monitoring programme and of the Indian fleet of remote sensing satellites to extend beyond the borders of the partners, in Bengaluru, on 19 March, the European Commission and India’s Department of Space signed a landmark cooperation arrangement related to sharing of earth observation satellite data,” the European Union said in a statement.

The Copernicus programme provides a wide range of applications like climate change, land, ocean, and atmosphere monitoring as well as support in the forecasting, management and mitigation of natural disasters. Read More…

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