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EC launched school competition on environmental monitoring system

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The European Commission has launched a school competition for young people to find a new name for the environmental monitoring system GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security).

 

GMES will gather relevant data, for example concerning environmental pollution, floods, forest fires or earthquakes in support of public policy makers' needs. The Commission has now invited young Europeans to unleash their creativity and find a more accessible name for this important programme. With the support of the Committee of Regions, the first phase of the school competition has now officially started: an invitation to participate has been send to a large number of schools.

 

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