Copernicus is the Earth Observation and monitoring programme coordinated and managed by the European Commission.
The Copernicus Services are based on both satellite and in situ observations (mainly from ground-based, sea-borne or air-borne monitoring systems) and deliver near-real-time data on a global level – which can also be used for local and regional needs – to help us better understand our planet and sustainably manage the environment we live in.
The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) provides continuous data and information on atmospheric composition.
The service describes the current situation, forecasts the situation a few days ahead, and analyses consistently retrospective data records for recent years.
CAMS supports many applications in a variety of domains including health, environmental monitoring, renewable energies, meteorology and climatology.