First GMES services are now available
GMES, the European Earth observation system, will provide policy makers, public authorities and more generally EU citizens with reliable and up-to-date information on environment and security. The GMES services are being developed by projects co-funded by the European Commission. They address land, ocean and atmosphere monitoring as well as emergency response and security.
In an article published in the November issue of the Parliament Magazine’s Research Review, FDC reports on the first GMES services which are now available and indicates how these services can be accessed. More information on GMES can be found on www.gmes.info the web portal operated by FDC in the framework of the SWIFT project, a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry.
FDC joins the NEREUS Network!
Convinced of the crucial role that Regions can play in the GMES and GNSS programmes and in the development of their applications, FDC is pleased to join the Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) as Associate Member.
NEREUS aims to explore the benefits of space technologies for Regions and their citizens and to play an active role in the construction and development of space technology markets. As a strong voice for the regional dimension of European Space Policy, NEREUS wants to increase and enhance the participation of citizens and companies in European Space Policy and Programmes. Ultimately, it strives for an adequate representation of end users’ needs in terms of space applications and services.