Nov 04, 2011

EARSC Position Paper on Data Policy

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In March 2011, EARSC published a position paper that provided views on how the European EO Services industry could support and benefit from a publicly-owned GMES infrastructure GMES Operational Services ; the goal being to maximise the overall economic return from the substantial pubic-sector investment. One of the main conclusions and recommendations from that paper concerned the need to establish a suitable policy for the data generated by the GMES space component and the information products generated by the GMES Services.

The European Commission will shortly prepare legislation to define the GMES Data Policy. EARSC, as the organisation that represents the EO geo-information services industry in Europe, puts forward the views of its members on some details concerning such a data policy.

EARSC Position Paper on Data Policy