Title: A model for the scientific exploitation of earth observation missions: the ESA research and service support
Authors: MARCHETTI Pier GiorgioRIVOLTA G.D'ELIA S.FARRES J.GOBRON NadineMASON G.
Citation: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Newsletter no. 162 p. 10-18
Publisher: IEEE
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC74791
ISSN: 0274-6338
URI: http://www.grss-ieee.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ngrs_NL_0312-Webv2.pdf
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC74791
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The European Space Agency (ESA) is developing five new missions called Sentinels specifically for the operational needs of the joint European Commission-ESA Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme. In the coming Sentinel era, Earth Observation community will be challenged by the significant increase of storage and processing capacity needs. Whilst the yearly growth rate of the data archives of ESA’s largest Earth Observation mission, ENVISAT, has been in the range of some hundreds of terabytes, the growth rate for the Sentinel missions’ data will be one order of magnitude higher. Being this paper an introduction to the proposed “Research and Service Support” model it focuses on two high level scientific needs: the capability to generate and test algorithms; and the capability to perform near real time processing of multi-source Earth Observation mission data.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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