GMES – Global Monitoring for Environment and Security

Objectives of Project: GMES is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the European Space Agency , designed to establish a European capacity for the provision and use of operational information for Global Monitoring of Environment and Security.

In 2008 the foundations and the structuring elements of the European Capacity for Global Monitoring of Environment and Security should be in place and operating. This Capacity is seen to be composed of three modules, which together constitute the functional GMES “system”:
1. the production and dissemination of information in support of EU policies for Environment and Security;
2. the mechanisms needed to ensure a permanent dialogue between all stakeholders and in particular between providers and users
3. the legal, financial, organisational and institutional frame to ensure the functioning of the system and its evolution.

Project Timetable: Initial Period (2002-2003)
Implementation Period (2004-2008).


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