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Accessing Copernicus data made easier

14 December 2017

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With such a lot of data available, the European Commission is making efforts to make sure that the process of accessing these data and information is easier so that issues associated with downloading and storing can be avoided.

To this end, the European Commission launched the Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS).

Following a tender and evaluation process, ESA, acting on behalf of the European Commission, has now signed DIAS contracts with four industrial consortia. DIAS will give unlimited, free and complete access to Copernicus data and information.

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It's all go in summer for Greenland's glaciers

13 July 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission has revealed that, on average, Greenland's glaciers are now flowing more slowly into the Arctic Ocean.

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While glacial flow may have slowed overall, in summer glaciers flow 25% faster than they do in the winter.