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Copernicus Masters 2019 submissions open

03 April 2019

The Copernicus Masters 2019 competition is now open for submissions. This international competition awards prizes to innovative solutions, developments and ideas for business and society that use Copernicus data.

With over 15 terabytes of free Earth observation data generated by the Copernicus programme daily, as well as new data platforms working with artificial intelligence and machine learning, there are a wealth of new opportunities in the Earth observation sector.

The Copernicus Masters 2019 competition – Europe's leading innovation competition for Earth observation – is searching for solutions, outstanding applications and business concepts from start-ups, universities as well as individuals in the fields of research, business and higher education.

For full details about how to enter and the range of prizes, please visit the Copernicus Masters website.

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Glaciers lose nine trillion tonnes of ice in half a century

8 April 2019

When we think of climate change, one of the first things to come to mind is melting polar ice. However, ice loss isn't just restricted to the polar regions. According to research published today, glaciers around the world have lost well over 9000 gigatonnes (nine trillion tonnes) of ice since 1961.