EU auditors, not just lawmakers, recognize the potential of digital farming tools

By |oktober 22nd, 2019|Copernicus, digital agriculture, digitalisation, ECA, European Court of Auditors, Franc Bogovic, Galileo, Janusz Wojciechowski, News, Precision farming, satellites|

Although greeted with scepticism at the beginning, precision farming is gaining more and more relevance among farmers and lawmakers. Even EU auditors now extoll the high value of the information provided by digital tools in agriculture.

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Outer-space prospecting aims to boost EU’s battery plans

By |oktober 4th, 2019|Copernicus, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Galileo, Maroš Šefčovič, News|

Space policy and efforts to boost electric vehicle uptake share a somewhat unusual link, beyond connected cars and global positioning systems: procuring raw materials could soon be made easier via satellites.

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The role of digitised information in water safety planning

By |december 28th, 2018|Copernicus, drinking water, Drinking Water Directive, navigation satellites, News|

Digital tools, which provide water utility operators with accurate and timely information, can improve drinking water quality and ensure better water safety planning, experts say. The quality of drinking water currently faces two main challenges: algae...

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Commission official: Water management among Copernicus’ future priorities

By |december 21st, 2018|Copernicus, drinking water, News, water management|

The European Commission aims to make Copernicus, the EU’s earth observation programme, a “top tool” in fighting climate change in the future, which will simultaneously be more involved in policies related to water management, a high-ranking EU official said. “One...

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EU project optimises drinking water quality using space technologies

By |december 20th, 2018|Copernicus, drinking water, Drinking Water Directive, News, satellite navigation, water policy, water pollution|

The use of space technologies could play a crucial role in optimising potable water processing operations in order to achieve higher quality, according to the results of an EU-funded project.

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Copernicus chief defends role of satellites in CAP’s ‘control’ system

By |april 24th, 2018|Brexit, CAP, common agricultural policy, Copernicus, News, space policy|

The EU will launch a new satellite this week as part of the ‘Copernicus’ initiative. The earth observation programme has proved to be useful in dealing with natural disasters and its importance will grow to manage EU funds including the Common Agricultural Policy after 2020, director Philippe Brunet said.

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More space for more Europe

By |januar 19th, 2018|aerospace, Copernicus, EGNOS, European defence, European Space Agency, FP9, Galileo, Horizon 2020, News, space policy, space research|

2018 will be a crucial year to shape a stimulating new narrative for EU space policy. Jean-Loic Galle lists a couple of key points ahead of the 10th EU space policy conference taking place in Brussels on 23 and 24 January.

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