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Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS): Towards CLC+


The European Environment Agency (EEA) is preparing a major upgrade of the Corine Land Cover (CLC) product, called CLC+ (see news item published in November 2017).


Comments and feedback on the current draft version of the CLC+ technical specifications can be provided in writing by email until 31 March 2018.




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Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS): Easier access to near-real-time products


A few weeks ago, Mercator Océan announced several services releases of CMEMS (see news item published in February 2018).


In the very next weeks, the access to near-real-time products will be improved and several near-real-time global and regional products will be upgraded.


More information about the service releases is available here.




Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS): Increasing use of CAMS forecasts in local air quality alert services


Thanks to its daily updates on the state of the atmosphere (concentrations of pollens, particulate matter, ozone and a wide range of pollutants), CAMS enables downstream developers to provide air quality maps for urban areas, in which air pollution is a major health concern.


The recent extension of the airTEXT service (initially launched for the Grater London area) to Riga, the Latvian capital, is an example of the increasing use of CAMS data for local applications. For more information, visit the CAMS website.

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Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S): Showcasing C3S demonstrators for the energy sector


Two C3S demonstrators were showcased during the 2nd C3S Symposium on Climate Services for the Energy Sector which took place in Paris on 5 March 2018.


These demonstrators are developed under the energy proof-of-concept projects European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM) and CLIM4ENERGY.




Emergency Management Service (EMS): On the path towards future hydrological services and forecasting products


In addition to its rapid mapping component, the Copernicus EMS service also includes early warning components addressing fire information (EFFIS and GWIS) and flood awareness (EFAS and GloFAS) respectively.


In the context of the implementation of GloFAS, ECMWF is organising a workshop on 8 and 9 May 2018 which will explore how businesses can benefit from hydrology forecasts. It will also be the occasion to meet the GloFAS development team and influence the future shape of its hydrological services and forecasting products.


For more information, visit the Hydrological services for business workshop web page. (Please note that registration will close on 30 March 2018).

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