Presentation on theme: "Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES): Marine data management & policy issues. The Colour of Ocean Data - The Palais des Congrès, Brussels,"— Presentation transcript:
Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES): Marine data management & policy issues. The Colour of Ocean Data - The Palais des Congrès, Brussels, Belgium, 25-27 November 2002 A Edwards DG Research, European Commission E-mail: Alan.Edwards@cec.eu.int
Overview A brief introduction to GMES GMES and Global Ocean Monitoring GMES and Data Conclusions
GMES Objectives (GMES is a Joint EC-ESA Initiative) By 2008: to establish an operational and autonomous European capacity for Global Monitoring of the Environment and for Security. By 2003: to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current capacity and the needs for improvement in the scientific, technical, socio-economic and institutional domains, (including data mgmt. and policy).
The EU Council Resolution on the GMES Initial Period Urges the Commission to start, together with ESA and stakeholders, the Initial Period of GMES (2001 - 2003) Asks to build on existing infrastructures and capabilities: terrestrial, air- & sea-borne, space- based Prepare the next phase of GMES (2004-2008) to achieve an OPERATIONAL & AUTONOMOUS European capability by 2008
Initial GMES Priority Themes A. Land Cover Change in Europe B. Environmental Stress in Europe C. Global Vegetation Monitoring D. Global Ocean Monitoring E. Global Atmosphere Monitoring F.Support to Regional Development Aid G. Systems for Risk Management H. Systems for Crisis Management & Humanitarian Aid I. Information Management Tools
GMES Provisional Planning 2002 200320042005200620072008…....2009 R&D EC (FP6) Implementation Phase EC (FP5) GMES Action Plan Initial Period Capacity build-up ………… GMES Capacity Build-up ESA Service elements EC (tbd) Capacity build-up and operations programme (tbd) ………. Report FP6 Results ESA Elements EC Elements
GMES and Global Ocean Monitoring (Pre-) Operational Oceanography is a well established scientific and technological discipline, both NATIONALLY within most EU Member States, and also at the European Community level. For example, the total EC commitment to Operational Forecasting Research in FP5 exceeds 31 M€.
Example of EC funded Pre-Operational Forecasting Research SST 3-day Forecast from the Med. Forecasting System Pilot Project
GMES and Data If the GMES Initiative is to succeed, proper data management strategy(s) and policy(s) must be established. (Remember that GMES should bring together operational marine, atmospheric and terrestrial monitoring systems.)
Selected GMES Data Mgmt Issues Access to data: GMES is anOperational System & requires rapid (and free?) access to all relevant Quality CONTROLLED data. Control of data: ownership, IPR rights, etc. Safeguarding data: Long term archiving Sustainable Funding: European & national for the “public good”, or private funding?
GMES Data Mgmt A Possible (Simplified) Example “Just in Time” DATA WAREHOUSE In-Situ Systems Remote Sensing Modelling Factory “Just in Time” Data Data Archive Model Output Info Products STOREROOM or Archive Real-Time Alarms Service Providers Policy Info Real-Time Forecasts PredictionsReports
Conclusions Basic proposition discussed within the GMES Fora (to which everyone is invited to contribute.) “Effective data management and policies are essential to ensure that the right information can be made available in the right form and at the right time. To date, data management and policies within European countries can differ greatly and are poorly adapted to the changing monitoring and surveying technologies, and the changing needs of policy.”