The Copernicus Academy network plays an essential role in fostering the skills and competences in the Earth Observation sector, and is driven by a clear need to promote EO across multidisciplinary activities to spark innovation in Europe and beyond. The Copernicus Academy Hub project (CopHub.AC) aims to support this by providing an accurate overview of the current state-of-play of EO-related research activities in Europe. The project seeks to coordinate the activities of the Copernicus Academy members and ultimately enable increased geospatial capacity within Europe. To this end, the project has established strong links with complementary initiatives such as the CordiNet project, e-shape , FIRE and OCRE. CopHub.AC promotes access to existing, mature commercial services (through the EARSC-led EOpages) and enables interactions with EO excellence drivers who can support in the integration of EO capacities.
Our role includes leading the Research and Innovation capacities work package, supporting the sustainability of the Copernicus Academy network, and leading the health and sustainability of the Copernicus Academy ecosystem task. This includes: