Copernicus: the Benefits for Democracy, the Economy and Our Conscience
Hulsroy, Peter

In this presentation it will be investigated who the recipients of Copernicus data are and should be - and how the democratic process should optimally embrace Copernicus and other Earth Observation data in order to decide on the fundamental issues facing Europe and humankind on climate and sustainablity. Furthermore, the direct and indirct economic benefits will be addressed. Finally, questions on the importance of knowledge for the resolution of regional and inter-generational justice issued will be analysed