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EU brings its Earth observation program to Philippines

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 12:22 PM March 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — With an aim of building strategic cooperation with the Philippines in space technology, the European Union (EU) Delegation to the Philippines has brought its Copernicus Programme to the country.

The program was unveiled Monday during the National Conference on Copernicus Systems and Applications conference held in Makati.

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The conference aims to discuss “ways on how to maximize the use of Copernicus technology to address the environmental monitoring requirements of various industries and sectors of the country.”

The Copernicus programme has the ability to “monitor the earth to ensure that citizens are prepared and protected during natural or man-made disasters,” EU said in a release.

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It also contributes to the fast-pacing development of technology in the world, tailored to the needs of the public and specific groups covering economic and developmental activities.

The Programme is coordinated and managed by the European Commission, and is implemented in partnership with the Member States, the European Space Agency, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, EU Agencies and Mercator Océan. /je

TOPICS: Copernicus Programme, earth observation program, EU, Europe, European Union, technology
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