The DORIS_Net East Midlands Regional Contact Office

The University of Leicester is the host institution for the DORIS-Net East Midlands Regional Contact Office (RCO), located within G-STEP. This will serve as a source of expertise for regional stakeholders and end users for the application of COPERNICUS/GMES services and as a definitive source of information on the capabilities of the service providers.

The European Earth observation programme COPERNICUS previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), provides information to help understand how our planet and its climate are changing, the role played by human activities in these changes and how these will influence our daily lives.

Other regions linked to the East Midlands Regional Contact Office are regions that are members of NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space technologies).


The main functions of the East Midlands RCO will be:

  • Contact point for regional stakeholders and serving as a link between regions
  • Provide a service for regions to access data and information on GMES at a global, national and European level
  • Provide a forum for users to voice their needs towards service providers and so driving the development of dowstream services towards the needs of the users
  • Collecting user requirements for future downstream services
  • Promote, train, and organise events to encourage other regions to coordinate regional activities, facilitating the growth of Copernicus downstream services to join the network

Currently there are seven active RCOs established across Europe.


Project overview
The East Midlands RCO background

Project overview
Find out out about the DORIS_Net project and it's main objectives.

East Midlands RCO background
Examples of how the DORIS_Net East Midlands RCO has provided business support and development.

What we can offer/Services
Case studies

What we can offer/Services
Learn about how the DORIS_Net East Midlands RCO supports business and public sector organisations.

Case studies
Discover our diverse range of projects completed to promote the use of satellite, aerial and ground monitoring Earth Observation data.

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