Downstream Observatory organised by Regions active In Space – Network 

The main goal of the Project is the creation of the platform of Copernicus Regional Contact Offices (RCO) able to provide to different local actors (private companies, research bodies, local and regional authorities, end users) information on: the offer of regional products and services in Copernicus (past GMES), the EU spatial Programme; development opportunities of new regional products from remote sensing; participation to events organized by Copernicus and RCOs in the involved regions. To this aim a web platform has been created, i.e. the “European Copernicus Downstream Service Platform”, in order to reach an effective coordination of research and application activities involving European regions and Copernicus bodies.

Funding bodyEuropean Union, Seventh Framework Programme 

Prime contractorIREA 

Period of activity: 2011 - 2013

IREA Project manager: Paola Carrara

Research topic: Geographic Information Systems