The European programme GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), the second EU flagship programme in space, is politically and technically the most advanced of its type world-wide: this ambitious Earth observation programme has the potential to give Europe a leadership position in environment monitoring, crisis management and security, by setting up the required infrastructures and services to inform the European decision makers and the citizens. Indeed, Earth observation from space is offering Europe an opportunity that it cannot miss in a time when the challenges raised by global climate change are formidable, when huge amounts of money can be saved with a better management of risks and crisis and when access to environmental information is crucial for growth and competitiveness.
The Eurospace GMES WG focuses on bringing together industry views and concerns about European Earth Observation programmes (in particular GMES) and convey such views and concerns to the relevant authorities in a co-ordinated and effective way. The GMES WG, composed of 73 representatives from industry, is currently chaired by Paul Kamoun (Thales Alenia Space).
Coordinator: Olivier Lemaitre (Tel.: +32 2 775 81 20).
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