FECHA: 2021-2023



3edata is a partner in the Horizon 2020 Water-ForCE project \\\"Water scenarios For Copernicus Exploitation\\\", whose overall objective is the definition of the water component for the future services of Copernicus, the European Union\\\'s Earth Observation Programme.

This project addresses the current disconnections between remote sensing research and in situ observation, to provide clarity in terms of both public and private sector needs and expectations, as well as the core of the Copernicus Programme and future opportunities for research and business innovation.

Water-ForCE will bring together experts on water quality and quantity, in policy, research, engineering and service sectors. This will include operating Copernicus Services (Land, Atmosphere, Marine, Climate Change, Security, Emergency) and Networks (Copernicus Academy and Copernicus Relays), ESA, H2020 projects and international organisations as well as public and private research organisations.

By working with these communities Water-ForCE will deliver:

  • A Roadmap for the water component of future Copernicus services defining which is the most optimal way forward taking into account that at present water products are split between several Copernicus Services.
  • Technical requirements for future Copernicus missions to fulfil better inland and coastal water related needs (e.g. optical configuration of Sentinel-2E and onward, CHIME hyperspectral sensor and onward).
  • Enlarged service portfolio, containing higher level biogeochemical products, and improved performance of the current products.
  • Closer cooperation between remote sensing, in situ and modelling communities in order to build an optimal network that provides necessary information about inland and coastal waters to policy makers, managers, researchers and general public..

  • 3edata, led by Dr. Carmen Cillero, who is in charge of coordination and technical tasks, is one of the partners of the Water-ForCE project consortium, 20 entities from 11 European Union countries, both public and private, specialists in different fields related to inland waters and remote sensing.

    Water-ForCECoordination and Support Action (CSA) from H2020-SPACE-2020 (Call grant agreement number: 101004186) that has received €2,999,575.00 EU Contribution..