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The EC and ESA (European Space Agency) have agreed with their member states to establish a co-ordinated, decentralised Earth observation network, the European Earth Observation System (EEOS). The EC contribution to this is the Centre for Earth Observation (CEO) programme. The objective of the CEO is to promote the use of Earth observation data and to facilitate interactions between providers of these data and services and their customers. The CEO will be driven by user requirements. It will pay regard to and take advantage of existing and planned institutions, infrastructure and projects. It will also be designed to evolve and to adopt flexibility. This paper outlines the status and objectives of the CEO project and proposes a concept for the CEO.

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Authors: CHURCHILL P N, JRC Ispra (IT);SHARMAN M J, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: IGARSS '95, Firenze (IT), July 10-14, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38996 ORA
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