Fri. Dec 8th, 2023
The Commission Signs Agreement with Argentina on Copernicus Data Sharing

The European Commission has signed an administrative arrangement with the National Commission on Space Activities of Argentina (CONAE) to facilitate cooperation in satellite Earth Observation data sharing. The agreement aims to promote mutual benefits by allowing Argentina to access data from Copernicus, the EU’s Earth Observation program, while enhancing the accuracy and precision of Copernicus services.

Under the arrangement, the National Commission on Space Activities of Argentina will provide simplified and facilitated access to Copernicus data for end-users in Argentina. This will enable them to benefit from near-real-time data delivered by Copernicus through satellite and ground-based sensor systems.

Following the signing of the agreement, an Argentina EU Copernicus coordination group will be established to implement the arrangement. This coordination group will work towards ensuring effective data sharing and collaboration between the two parties.

The Copernicus global outreach strategy aims to promote the use of Copernicus data and services in addressing societal challenges worldwide. Through similar arrangements with partner countries, the European Commission has already signed agreements with administrations in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Panama, India, the African Union, Serbia, Ukraine, and the Philippines.

This latest agreement with Argentina further strengthens the Copernicus program’s global network of partners, expanding its reach and fostering international cooperation in Earth Observation data sharing.

Further information on this arrangement can be found on the European Commission’s website.