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CENTAUR Attends the Be-Resilient Regional Forum in South Africa 

Last week, we participated in the Be-Resilient Regional Forum, hosted by the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa in Cape Town.  The Forum aimed to promote knowledge sharing and strategies for improving community resilience in the region, with a particular focus on climate resilience strategies.   The region has been affected by severe episodes of …

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Earth Observation for Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development: Key Takeaways from the 19th Open Session of UN Space 

We recently participated in the 19th Open Session of UN Space, hosted by the Service for Geospatial, Information and Telecommunication Technologies at the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI).  Held on 19 October 2023 in Brindisi, Italy, the event brought together a diverse group of experts and stakeholders focused …

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Official Signing of the Contribution Agreement

Advancing EU Security: The Expansion of Copernicus Security Service Product Portfolio 

On 29 August 2023, the European Commission and the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen), one of our consortium partners, signed the Contribution Agreement for the implementation of the Support to EU External and Security Actions (SESA) component within the Copernicus Security Service (CSS).  Under this Agreement, SatCen will continue to be the Entrusted Entity for …

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CENTAUR Project Deliverable Update #4: Submission of Five Key Deliverables

In our latest project update, we are proud to present the submission of five major deliverables which mark key steps in the development of the CENTAUR project.  Catalogue of CENTAUR Data and Related Specifications  This deliverable, developed within the activities of the Work Package 2 (Thematic Product Engineering) has as its primary objective the establishment …

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CENTAUR Project Deliverable Update #3: Urban Flood and Water & Food Security Indicators 

We have recently submitted the Report on Urban Flooding and Water and Food Security Indicators (Deliverable 1.1).  This report, produced as part of Work Package 1 (Requirements Analysis and Use Case Definition), plays a key role in laying the groundwork for further activities within the CENTAUR project. The overall objective was to define potential improvements …

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CENTAUR’s User Requirement Review Meeting Sets the Stage for Progress

CENTAUR aims and application areas CENTAUR aims to improve risk awareness and preparedness against climate change and security issues by developing and demonstrating new service components for Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS) and Copernicus Service in Support for EU External Action (CSS-SEA). CENTAUR will specifically address urban flooding risks using Earth Observation data and city-level …

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CENTAUR Project Update Deliverable #2: Dissemination & Exploitation Plan

We recently submitted the Dissemination and Exploitation Plan, including communication activities. This deliverable, under Work Package 5, outlines preliminary exploitation activities during and after the project.   In particular, it focuses on the identification of Key Exploitable Project Results (KERs) drawn from the analysis of project results. To improve our results exploitation capacity, we’ve enlisted the …

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CENTAUR Project Deliverable Update #1: Project & Data Management Plan 

This month, we have submitted two deliverables under Work Package 7, which focuses on the project management of CENTAUR:  Project Management Plan  The most relevant features of the PMP, besides the clarification of the organisational structure, are the delivery of a detailed overall work plan and the quality assurance process to be implemented in the …

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