FECHA: 2021-2023



3edata is part of the Horizon 2020 Programme Project “Water scenarios For Copernicus Exploitation”, which general objective is defining the water component for the future Copernicus, services, the European Union\'s Earth Observation Programme.

This project addresses the current disconnects between remote sensing and in situ observation research, and to deliver clarity in terms of the needs and expectations of the public and private sectors of the core Copernicus Program and the wider research and business innovation opportunities.

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), la European Spatial Aagency (ESA), Horizon 2020 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 o 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..

  • The Water-ForCE Consortium is composed by 20 partners from 11 European Union countries, both public and private, specialists in different fields related to inland waters and remote sensing. 3edata performs technical and coordination tasks in the project.

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