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October 31, 2014
Copernicus operations secured until 2021
Paris (ESA) Oct 29, 2014
In a landmark agreement for Europe's Copernicus programme, the European Commission and ESA have signed an Agreement of over euro 3 billion to manage and implement the Copernicus 'space component' between 2014 and 2021. The Multiannual Financial Framework is a seven-year plan for the EU's budget that includes the provision of about euro 4.3 billion for the Copernicus environment monitoring programme for the period 2014-20. Copernicus is set to make a step change in the way we care for the p ... read more

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