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Abstract

The Agriculture and Fisheries Unit (IPSC) together with the Informatics, Networks and Library Unit (ISD) has performed this inventory called the Community Image Data portal Survey (the CID Survey); 20 Actions from 4 different Institutes (ISD, IPSC, IES, and IHCP) were interviewed. The objectives of the survey were to make an inventory of existing satellite data and future requirements; to obtain an overview of how data is acquired, used and stored; to quantify human and financial resources engaged in this process; to quantify storage needs and to query the staff involved in image acquisition and management on their needs and ideas for improvements in view of defining a single JRC portal through which imaging requests could be addressed. The global expenditure on satellite remote sensing data through the JRC in 2006 was 7.2 M EUR. This fits within the ceilings placed for the 14 Image Framework Contracts (FCs) currently in place at a yearly 8.8 M Euro (35 M EUR over 4 years). The annual human resources used for data acquisition management at JRC are 6 person-years, and the annual human resources used for image data management (excluding resources for data processing) are 9 person-years. This means that at the JRC an annual 15 person-years total are placed on image acquisition and data management. Within the JRC there are (including 2006) more than 700 000 low resolution (LR) and 50 000 medium resolution (MR) images, with time series as far back as 1981 for the LR data. There are more than 10 000 high resolution (HR) images and over 500 000 km2 of very high resolution (VHR) images. For the LR and MR data, cyclic global or continental coverage dominates, while the majority of HR and VHR data is acquired over Europe. The expected data purchase in the future (2007, 2008) known which enables good planning. Most purchases of VHR and HR data are made using the established FCs with common licensing terms.

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Authors: ÅSTRAND P-J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);BURGER A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);HASENOHR P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22768 EN (2007), various paging. Free of charge
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Record Number: 200719536 / Last updated on: 2007-10-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
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