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In the context of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security initiative (GMES), the Commission services, in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), are now creating the conditions to stimulate and structure a dialogue between the various parties involved in environmental monitoring and information production. In particular, two strands of actions are currently under progress. They first support the delivery of information to feed a learning process and also the assessment of cross-cutting technological, scientific, data policy or institutional obstacles preventing the provision of long term, systematic good quality information.

The present proceedings display the major lessons learnt during the four EO workshops about the production of space-derived environmental information. These lessons have been drawn from the daily experience faced by seventy-two different research or demonstration projects.

The four workshops covered four different fields of Earth Observation:
- Development of environmental indicators (Workshop 1);
- Analysis and retrieval of cloud micro / macro-physical parameters for climate studies (Workshop 2);
- Ocean studies (Workshop 3);
- Forest management and agriculture (Workshop 4).

Additional information

Authors: BAUER P (EDITOR), Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique (FR);BOXALL S (EDITOR), Southampton Oceanography Centre (GB);BRIGGS D (EDITOR), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medcine, London (GB);BUSINARO T ET AL (EDITORS), European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE);CONDÉ S (EDITOR), European Topic Centre on Nature Protectiion and Biodiversity, Paris (FR);HYYPPÂ J (EDITOR), Finnish Geodetic Institute (FI);PÄIVINEN R (EDITOR), European Forest Institute (FI);SIMMER C (EDITOR), University of Bonn (DE);SOULAKELLIS N (EDITOR), University of the Aegean (GR);WALD L (EDITOR), École des Mines de Paris (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20433 EN (2003), pp.192. Euro: 29.50
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20433-EN-C Available from EUR-OP sales agents URL:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-4341-2
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