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Safety from space group goes on-line

The Global monitoring for environment and security (GMES) working group has developed a website to help spread the word on their activities. GMES aims to determine how information from space contributes to Europe's role in the field of environment and security in global monit...

The Global monitoring for environment and security (GMES) working group has developed a website to help spread the word on their activities. GMES aims to determine how information from space contributes to Europe's role in the field of environment and security in global monitoring. 'GMES aims to capture and focus existing industrial and political efforts, and thus to provide a common framework to bring activities together and develop common ownership of a strategy,' says the Centre for Earth Observation, through which the GMES project is run. Besides general information on the GMES initiative, some 22 examples of GMES products are available from the website. Additionally there are further links to organisations and other websites also dealing with the theme 'environment and security.