The main focus of this study was the assessment of four broad funding options for GMES and its operational services:
- Baseline Option with no on-going commitment to replace infrastructure or investing significantly in services (Option A);
- Baseline Option Extended, but still with no ongoing commitment to replace infrastructure over the longer term and invest significantly in services (Option B);
- Partial Continuity1, with commitment to provide Sentinel infrastructure and invest considerably in services, with limited support to ensuring continuity of data from Contributing Missions (Option C);
- Full Continuity with commitment to provide Sentinel infrastructure and enhanced support for the continuity of data from Contributing Mission with full investment in services (Option D).
The final version II of the study report was issued on 19 September 2011.
The document is now available for download on the EC DG ENTR portal by clicking on the following link