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Copernicus - Eyes on the EU’s external borders
21 June 2019
Frontex is one of the institutions entrusted by the European Commission with the implementation of the Copernicus programme. As a Copernicus Entrusted Entity, Frontex is responsible for the border surveillance component of the Copernicus Security Service.
Surveillance of EU's external borders is vital for the internal security and protection of European citizens. This is why Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, supports EU Member States in the detection of irregular migration, in fighting cross-border crime and in countering terrorism. The Copernicus programme and its Earth Observation data is one of the tools at its disposal.
Image credit: Frontex - Surveillance of an Area of Interest (Satellite Imagery).