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During the Pathfinder Phase of the Centre for Earth Observation (CEO Programme, a number of studies were launched in Europe to demonstrate how application projects could be fostered within the CEO framework and to experimentally test elements of the Programme. Actual projects and applications were used as a practical demonstration towards achieving the high level objectives of the CEO project. Therefore, the primary purpose of the applications Proof-of-Concept studies were as a test of the CEO concept.

The application Proof-of-Concept studies contributed to the user requirements capture by providing input from expert users in the scientific and operational domains. The studies also helped to assess the capability of the selected projects and applications to broaden the range of users of Earth Observation (EO) data and services.

Of particular interest in the frame of the CEO activities were the type of data, information and services required from the user(s) or furnished by the provider(s) for a given application area, including related policy, costing, etc (thematic issues); the practical usefulness of infrastructure elements, such as user interface, network access, etc and including an assessment of the effort required to achieve the CEO Objectives (technical issues).

This paper describes the user requirements and feedback collected by one CEO Application Proof of Concept Study conducted by the Tromsø Satellite Station in Norway and dealing with the detection of oil spill at sea. sea.

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Authors: LAVALLE C, JRC Ispra (IT);CHURCHILL P, JRC Ispra (IT);PEDERSEN J P, Tromsø Satellite Station (NO)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Spill Science and Technology Bulletin (1996)
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