SUCCESS: A new Copernicus Relay in Latvia

In July 2021, the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia joined the Copernicus Relays network of the European Commission. As a Copernicus ambassador, the Ministry will continue promoting the Copernicus programme, drive Earth Observation-based innovations and provide information support about the EU Space Programme in Latvia.

As a Copernicus ambassador, the Ministry will continue promoting the Copernicus programme, drive Earth Observation-based innovations and provide information support about the EU Space Programme in Latvia.

Currently, there are two more Copernicus Relays in Latvia: the Institute of Environmental Solutions and the University of Latvia.

The Copernicus Relays have been in place since 2017. They act as local champions, coordinating and promoting activities around the Copernicus Programme, its benefits, and opportunities for local residents and businesses. These localised one-stop shops spread the word about opportunities set up by the European Commission to support the development of innovative applications and new business models. The full list of Copernicus Relays is available here.

The Ministry of Economics is a co-responsible institution for the space policy in Latvia. The leading space policy institution in Latvia is the Ministry of Education and Science.

 

Riga and its surroundings in false colours as seen by Sentinel-2 (2021) Credit: Angelina Bekasova, generated and processed using EO Browser