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1 Earth Observation Envelope Programme Earthnet / Third Party Missions EarthWatch programme ERS & ENVISAT Missions The Living Planet Programme Meteo missions

2 This document sets out 25 major scientific challenges of oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere, land surface and the solid Earth ESA Earth Observation Programme Earth Explorers are tailored missions designed to address specific scientific challenges in close cooperation with the scientific community

3 GMES Space Component Sentinels – dedicated satellites 2 x SAR imaging (S1) 2 x Superspectral imaging (S2) 2 x Ocean monitoring (S3) atmospheric measurements onboard a geo-stationary satellite (S4) atmospheric measurements on board a low orbit satellite (S5) preceded by a precursor satellite Related ground facilities Data access from EUMETSAT, Member States missions, other missions

4 Global land cover at 300 m

5 ESA Slide 5 TIGER II Water Research Component: research projects led by African scientists Water Management Component: operational water observation systems

6 ESA Slide 6 Work Plan 2006: Task DA Year Implementation Plan Group on Earth Observation Global Earth Observation System of Systems … define a model web portal system for access to all Earth Observation data, based on existing portals and systems, designed to increase use, quality, and accessibility of existing information, tools, and networks... GEO Portal – ESA-FAO contribution to GEOSS

7 ESA Slide 7 ESA participation into GIGAS The GIGAS Support Action financed by the Directorate General Information Society of the European Commission addresses Coherent and interoperable development of these initiatives Concerted adoption of standards, protocols, and open architectures Recommendations to increase architectural coherence Strengthened EU contribution to international standardisation Agenda for further strategic research Start of activity June 2008, Coordinator Fraunhofer, WP2 ESA WP3 JRC, 19 partners


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