WaPOR at the Copernicus Land User Event
The Copernicus Land User Event took place on 17 and 18 November in Brussel. The event brought together users of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS), both at European and global level, with the objectives of:
- Get up-to-date overviews of the CLMS service, In Situ component and Ground based information for Validation (GBOV);
- Learn more about using Copernicus land products through demo sessions, use case presentations, and panel discussions;
- Provide feedback and suggestions to help improve CLMS;
- Network and share experiences with using Copernicus products.
The WaPOR team was invited to participate and present on “Current applications and demand for a global evapotranspiration product”. A global medium-high resolution product on actual evapotranspiration is in the pipeline to be added to the portfolio of the Copernicus Global Land Services. FAO, through the WaPOR project and in general through its work on water and agriculture, is one of the main future users of such product and can provide inputs in the definition of user requirements. For the WaPOR project, the fact that Copernicus will take over the production of global ET monitoring is a great news because it will ensure longer term sustainability of the data and information, and will allow the WaPOR project to focus resources on the field level applications of the data.