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JNCC Wins Geography in Government Award

We are delighted to announce that JNCC’s Copernicus User Uptake Action was a winner in the Operational Delivery category at the Geography in Government Awards 2021. Lynn Heeley, JNCC's Technical Project Manager accepted the award on behalf of the Ecosystems Analysis Team and Digital & Data Solutions Team. After hearing the news, Lynn said: "It’s such an honour to have this highly collaborative and innovative project work recognised as showcasing excellence in geography and for its significant contribution to operational delivery outside of JNCC."

Through the Copernicus project, JNCC has been exploring the use of Copernicus satellite data and services to efficiently deliver UK public environmental functions. In recent years there have been large increases in the amount of satellite-derived environmental data, notably through the Copernicus space programme. These data have great potential for the environmental sector and are free at point of access; however appropriate skills and knowledge are required to make best use of them. The project delivers five different components with as many as 32 different public sector organisations interacting with one or many.

You can find out more about the project through the Copernicus User Uptake Project video, and on the Copernicus Project webpage. The project will run until August 2022.