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Start of Copernicus service in support to EU External Action (SEA)

On 15 May 2017, the Copernicus service in support to EU External Action (SEA) started to deliver services in operational mode.

The European Union Satellite Centre , as Copernicus Entrusted Entity, coordinates this service, which assists the EU in its operations and interests outside EU territory, providing decision makers with geo-information on remote, difficult to access areas, where security issues are at stake. It also assists third countries in situations of crisis or emerging crisis and to prevent global and trans-regional threats having a destabilising effect. More information on application domains and types of products, can be found in the Copernicus SEA Product Portfolio.

The SEA service primarily targets European users (EU and Member States decision makers) but cooperation with key International stakeholders is foreseen.

On the 6th of October 2016, the European Commission entrusted SatCen with the operations of the Copernicus services in Support to EU External Action with the signature of a Delegation Agreement by Lowri EVANS, Director-General DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW) and Pascal Legai, SatCen Director in order to support EU External Action with state-of-the art satellite data and technologies in a secure mode and environment.

For further questions regarding the service, you can contact SatCen at the dedicated email address: