|8 January 2015 Copernicus is the European Union's flagship Earth-observation programme. The programme ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and will provide reliable, validated information services for a range of environmental and security applications.|
ECMWF has been entrusted to operate the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) on behalf of the European Commission until the end of 2020.
A majority of the service elements for CAMS and C3S will be procured by means of competitive Invitations To Tender (ITT). Prior to the release of the first batch of ITTs, ECMWF has published Prior Information Notices and will organise an Information Day in Brussels on the afternoon of Monday 2 February. At the end of the session, time has been set aside to allow networking between prospective bidders. More information and online registration details will be available shortly.