Contribution Agreement for the provision of the European and local Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS) and of cross-cutting coordination of Copernicus access to in-situ data.

Aims and objectives

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The Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS) provides users in the field of environment and other terrestrial applications with high-quality information based on space data combined with other sources of in-situ and other ancillary data. The service is jointly managed by the European Commission - Joint Research Centre and the EEA. The EEA is entrusted by the Commission to implement the European and local components.

The cross-cutting coordination of Copernicus access to in-situ data to support DG DEFIS and the Copernicus Entrusted Entities in their efforts to secure and improve the availability and accessibility of essential in-situ data needed for the production and validation of Copernicus data and information products and for the calibration and validation of Copernicus Sentinel payloads and data.

Background information


Contribution Agreement between the EU, represented by the European Commission and the EEA, on the implementation of the Copernicus component of the space programme of the EU

Funding source

European Commission



Total cost

EUR 135 milion

EEA budget

EUR 135 milion


Karl Hamilton

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