Minimize Ground Segment Coordination Body (GSCB)


Minimize About GSCB

The Copernicus programme is based on a fleet of European Earth observation satellites, built and operated by ESA, member states and commercial entities. Copernicus will also offer data from non-European satellites.

In order to provide operational and sustainable user services and to avoid unnecessary duplication in technologies, the challenge is to harmonise the various approaches to the ground segments of the different satellites and to involve the users. To begin this harmonisation process, a Ground Segment Coordination Body (GSCB) was created to adopt a common, coordinated and cost-effective approach that responds to the needs of Earth observation users.

Minimize What is Copernicus?
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The Copernicus Program represents a concerted effort to bring data and information providers together with users, so they can better understand each other and make environmental and security-related information available to the people who need it through enhanced or new services.

Minimize LTDP
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The need for accessing historical Earth Observation (EO) data series strongly increased in the last decade, mainly for long term science and environmental monitoring applications. With the trend likely to increase in the future LTDP aims to provide a framework to preserve EO space data sets.