In collaboration with the PRAXI Network and in the context of the "Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement" (HORIZON 2020), NOA’s BEYOND Center of Excellence, undertook the implementation of educational activities on the use of satellite remote sensing at a national level, as well as in the wider region of North Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East and (GEO-CRADLE coordination action - http://geocradle.eu/en/). During 2021the Center will conduct three training courses for organizations operating in areas of Civil Protection on the subject of "Rapid Exposure, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Service for Natural Disasters - The Use of EMS Risk and Recovery".

What is FPCUP?

The project started in July 2018 and is led by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and funded by the European Commission (DG DEFIS) responding on an EU-call to establish the Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement between the Commission and Copernicus Participating States. Thus, FPCUP is one specific part in the Commissions‘ User Uptake Strategy setting up a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) for User Uptake with Member States. 

The project objectives are implemented in annual work programmes. The work programme contains different action proposals by the FPCUP consortium. The consortium consists of 48 partners from 23 European countries. Currently, about 70 actions are running.

The actions comprise national and international user uptake activities as well as business solutions and innovative products and applications. In the framework of FPCUP the following four actions types are supported:

  • National and multi-national information-/training-events (e.g. workshops, information days)
  • Building an active dialogue
  • Developing and piloting downstream applications and services
  • Promoting national and multi-national innovative actions