Framework Partnership Agreement on Copernicus User Uptake
In its 2016 Communication on a European Space Strategy the Commission states that "The Commission’s aim is to optimise the benefits that space brings to society and the wider EU economy. Achieving this means boosting demand among public and private users, facilitating access to and use of space data, and stimulating the development and use of innovative downstream applications. It also means ensuring the continuity and user-driven development of EU space programmes." A principal element of achieving this aim is to enhance user uptake of Copernicus data and services. The Commission has defined a User Uptake Strategy , identifying objectives, key principles and 16 specific actions to implement user uptake measures in the framework of Copernicus.
The FP-CUP consortium has scoped the actions to be implemented under the FP-Cup that includes five types of activities to be implemented:
a. National and multi-national information-/training-/innovation- events, including workshops conducted by national institutions;
b. Building an active dialogue with actors in these measures regarding their needs;
c. Developing downstream applications and services, both for public institutions or companies with a need for EO-services;
d. Piloting downstream applications and services for public institutions in different Member States or Copernicus Participating States;
e. Promoting national and multi-national innovative actions.
Coordinator: German Aerospace Center DLRPartners: 48 institutions from 23 European countries
Start: 01.11.2018End: 31.10.2021
TO budget: 37 074,22 EURFunded by the European Commission
PI: Krista Alikas
Project websiteEstonian Research Information System webpage