Submissions open for Copernicus Masters 2020

Awarding innovative solutions, developments and ideas that use Earth observation data to tackle challenges faced by business and society, the Copernicus Masters 2020 competition is now open for submissions.


The Copernicus Masters is an international competition that awards prizes to innovative solutions, developments and concepts for business and society based on Earth observation (EO) data. EO and big data from space offer great potential for the creation of innovative products and applications for business and society. A wide variety of industries and areas of public interest stand to profit from the advances of the European Copernicus Programme.

AZO launched the Copernicus Masters in 2011 on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) and with strong support from the European Commission (EC) and world-class partners. Previous winners have demonstrated the Copernicus Masters’ ability to foster the development of value-added downstream services in various domains of the Copernicus programme and to stimulate economic growth worldwide.

From 1 April until 30 June, participants can submit their innovative use of Earth observation data across a variety of topics and challenges.

COVID-19: Copernicus can support the fight against this pandemic and we encourage you to take this health crisis into account when submitting your innovation. Please also check the current Partner Challenges for specific coronavirus topics.