An expert panel consisting of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, and the Department of Epidemiology of the Lazio Regional Health Service and City of Athens, will set out the increasing risks, and how free and open earth observation data from the EU’s Copernicus programme can assist action in this context. The event will showcase an example data-driven application, available in the Copernicus Climate and Atmosphere datastore, built in partnership with the Union for the Mediterranean. The application demonstrates the impact of climate change on the suitability of Mediterranean habitats for air-borne vectors of disease.
The UfM has partnered with ECMWF, entrusted entity for implementing the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS). The partnership aims to support Mediterranean countries and regional stakeholders to address the challenges posed by climate change in the region.