Copernicus is the European Union's Earth Observation Programme. Thanks to a variety of technologies, from satellites in space to measurement systems on the ground, in the sea and in the air, the programme delivers operational data and information services openly and freely in a wide range of application areas.
Earth Observation data is valuable for journalist’s reports to the public. Taking advantage of the improved temporal frequency and spatial cover of the Sentinel satellite sensors SnapEarth aims to assimilate latest spaceborne retrieved information to support journalists in their work in near real time.
The SnapEarth project intends to use social media to provide a fast-moving flow of project news to various online communities and to reach the widest audience possible and especially end users and other stakeholders.