Earth Observation Strategy for Ireland

Climate Change Research Programme - CCRP Report 8

Summary: Climate Change Research Programme - CCRP Report 8

Published: 2012

ISBN: 978-1-84095-414-2

Pages: 27

Filesize: 698KB

Format: pdf

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‘Earth observations’ (EO) is the collective term for measurements of land, ocean, and atmospheric parameters by in-situ, airborne and satellite systems. Historically, observations have been primarily ground based but satellite-based EO systems have developed rapidly in recent decades and have grown in scope, reliability and importance.

This document is focused on how Ireland can effectively engage with the GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) initiative and other relevant processes administered by the European Space Agency (ESA), as well as with the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO). For this, a national EO strategy is required.