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Industry Presentations Information day on the GMES Sentinel Data Policy, Brussels, 11/09/2009

The Industry Information day on the GMES Sentinel Data Policy was jointly organized by the GMES bureau of the European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA).

The objective was to inform about the GMES governance and information policy in general and about the Sentinel Data Policy in particular, and to collect views from the European value adding and service industry, GMES services, other potential Sentinel data users, satellite data providers and distributors.

Valère Moutarlier (Head of Unit of the GMES Bureau, European Commission) and Günther Kohlhammer (Head of Earth Observation Ground Segment Department, ESA) co-chaired the sessions.

The meeting was attended by approximately 100 participants and was perceived as a positive, cooperative and constructive step towards an improved understanding between the European Commission, ESA and industry.

Presentations of the Information Day are available at the following link
Overview of GMES governance and the overall GMES data and information policy
Current joint the EC/ESA plan for the Sentinel Data Policy
Views of EARSC, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies
Important frameworks for a GMES Sentinel Data Policy: INSPIRE and GEO

Other short contributions from workshop attendees expressing their view of the potential impact of the proposed Sentinel data policy on their business activities were also presented.

It was concluded that the dialogue with industry will be continued in order to take industrial stakeholders’ views into account when developing and implementing GMES and in particular its space component.