News and events

December 2018: Check our WEkEO latest updates!

As planned in our roadmap (https://www.wekeo.eu/offer), the WEkEO Copernicus DIAS Service has open since early December 2018 a new service release, including new functionalities and products to help users better understand the earth environment, to maintain a state-of-the-art portfolio, and to better meet user needs from various communities ranging from research to the public and private sector.

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Try WEkEO at AtmosHack2018 Hackathon

Join us for the AtmosHack2018, a weekend hackathon working with atmospheric data at the Finnish Meteorological Service (FMI) in Helsinki on 16-18 November 2018.

Copernicus AtmosHack is funded by the EU’s Copernicus Programme and has been organised through a partnership of EUMETSAT, the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), the FMI, and the University of Helsinki.

For this event, the participants will create projects on WEkEO, a newly launched platform that provides access to Copernicus datasets and cloud-based processing resources.


Apply for the Early Adopter Programme

Advanced offer is open to selected users for a free 6-month period. Apply to the Advanced offer.

Only 100 seats available


WEkEO Roadmap

Check out the current roadmap for the WEkEO Platform.


June 20-21, 2018 | Baveno, Italy

Launch of the WEkEO Copernicus DIAS Service

The Baveno event, taking place on June 20-21 2018 in Baveno, Italy, is organised by the European Commission DG GROW and aims to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Baveno Manifesto, the document which gave birth to the Copernicus programme. The Baveno Manifesto was a declaration signed by several European Space agencies in Baveno, Italy in 1998, calling for a long-term commitment to the development of Space-based environmental monitoring services. The event will be an occasion to reflect on the road travelled so far and to look into the future.

Five new platforms called DIAS (Data Information Access Service) will also be launched at this occasion. DIAS is a new initiative from the European Commission to provide single access point to all Copernicus data and information, alongside processing resources, tools and other relevant data.

As key organizations in the Copernicus Programme, EUMETSAT, ECMWF and Mercator Océan have combined their long-standing experience to develop one of the DIAS platforms, the WEkEO Copernicus DIAS service, the EU's DIAS reference portal for environmental data, virtual environments for data processing and skilled user support.


Industry information videoconference at ECMWF

ECMWF will shortly be releasing an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for implementing part of the WEkEO platform, and will be holding a web-based industry information videoconference to give an overview of the forthcoming ITT and the workings of the procurement process. More here.


April 24, 2018

Industry day at EUMETSAT

EUMETSAT, ECMWF and Mercator Océan held an information day for European industry, representatives of other Copernicus service providers and future users on their WEkEO DIAS platform at its Darmstadt headquarters on 24 April 2018. More here.


November 10, 2017

Information day at EUMETSAT

EUMETSAT, ECMWF and Mercator Océan held an information day for European industry, representatives of other Copernicus service providers and future users on their WEkEO DIAS platform at its Darmstadt headquarters on 10 November 2017. More here.