Especially curated for the 45th anniversary of the Delegation of the European Union to Canada, the exhibit is possible thanks to the generous support of European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space. The images featured in this exhibit were captured by Copernicus Sentinels, a set of dedicated satellites orbiting the Earth since 2014.
“This exhibit offers a wonderful occasion to admire the beauty of our Planet Earth and the variety of its vistas from space, while highlighting the importance of science, research and innovation to our collective well-being,” said Dr. Melita Gabrič, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada. “We would like to thank our friends at the Discovery Centre in Halifax for hosting this unique exhibit.”
Copernicus is the European Union’s signature Earth Observation Programme. Also known as Europe’s eyes on Earth, Copernicus offers vast amounts of global data from satellites and from ground-based, airborne and seaborne measurement systems, with the goal to improve quality of life worldwide.
As strategic partners, Canada and the EU acknowledge the socioeconomic benefits of space and the importance of international collaboration in addressing global challenges, such as the climate crisis, with particular consideration to the impacts on the Arctic. We share a commitment to ensuring that space remains free of conflict so that all humanity can benefit from the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.
“It’s exciting to see the Discovery Centre’s large nine-metre screen come to life with the truly stunning satellite images of our planet’s landscapes,” said Dov Bercovici, President and CEO of the Discovery Centre. “We’re proud to be hosting this exhibit in the heart of Halifax, in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Delegation of the European Union to Canada.”
Copernicus: Where art meets science will be on display at Discovery Centre in Halifax until 1 October 2021.
Thank you to our Halifax exhibit host: