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In line with the European Strategy for Space, the EC and ESA presented to respectively the EU Research Council and to the ESA Council in June 2001 a Working Document on A European Approach to Global Monitoring For Environment and Security (GMES): Towards Meeting Users� Needs.

The current document contains the Outline GMES EC Action Plan, for the initial period 2001-2003. It presents the background, objectives and the general implementation principles, programme of work and envisaged priorities.

The GMES initiative seeks to bring together the needs of society related to the issue of environment and security with the advanced technical and operational capability offered by terrestrial and space borne observation systems. It is a direct response to the growing concerns amongst policy makers to ensure in a timely manner access to information on the environment at global, regional and local scales.

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Record Number: 1714 / Last updated on: 2001-11-06