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The objective of GMES is to provide, on a sustained basis, reliable and timely services related to environmental and security issues in support of public policy makers' needs. GMES is an EU-led initiative, in which ESA will implement the space component and the Commission will manage actions for identifying and developing services relying both on in-situ and remote sensing data.
This Communication sets out a strategy for delivering GMES, beginning with the pilot phase of the three first operational GMES services by 2008. It explains the process for defining the scope of these services, in conjunction with the users, and sets out the Commission�s goal to ensure continuity of service. It discusses the establishment of appropriate management structures linked to each phase of the programme.

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