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The aim of this study has been to assess the potential role of satellite Earth observation (EO) in fulfilling the information needs arising from the policies of the European Union (EU). The study aimed at identifying the possible pull effect of EU policies on future EO missions and focused on aspects of the policies, programmes and activities which have a strong geospatial or environmental component. The first part of the study concerned the gathering of views and requirements from interested Commission services - an analysis of demand. The second part of the study looked at existing and planned missions and defined preliminary mission requirements for the Cases - an analysis of supply. Finally the study identified potential roles of the EC in matching demand and supply and considered possible future funding and partnership scenarios. The main outputs of the study are four documents, this publication being document 1.

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Authors: JRC, JRC Ispra (IT);CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18107 EN (1998) 70pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-0332-785818
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