To date, GMES has made good progress in building user communities and in developing prototype services to meet the specific needs of each community. However, if GMES is to evolve into a viable and valued activity, meeting the needs of Europe's decision makers for timely, accurate and relevant information related to critical environmental and security topics, a number of key issues need to recognised, analysed and resolved. BOSS4GMES aims to do precisely this, and thereby play a major role in the operationalisation of GMES. The key issues which will be targeted are: a lack of integration/interoperability between GMES service structures and architectures, and the perceived high operating costs that are likely to result; the lack of appropriate contracting principles and commercial structures; and insufficient awareness amongst political decision makers and the general public in the nature of GMES and the benefits it will bring.
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