“Destination Earth will improve our understanding of climate change and enable solutions at global, regional and local level. This initiative is a clear example that we cannot fight climate change without digital technologies. For example, the digital modelling of the Earth will help to predict major environmental degradation with unprecedented reliability”, said Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President for a Europe fit for the Digital Age.
Last March 30, jointly to the ECMWF, ESA and EUMETSAT, the EC launched Destination Earth (DestinE) to develop – on a global scale - a highly accurate digital model of the Earth to monitor and predict the interaction between natural phenomena and human activities; supported with an initial €150 million from the Digital Europe Programme until mid-2024.
It will help monitor, model and predict natural and human activity, and develop and test scenarios for more sustainable development. High-quality information, digital services, models, scenarios, forecasts and visualisations will be provided first to public sector users and then gradually to scientific communities, the private sector, and the general public.
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