[SDI-Europe] 10 Years Operational Global VEGETATION Monitoring (1998-2008): What's next?
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Presentations from meeting on "10 Years Operational Global VEGETATION Monitoring (1998-2008): What's next?", held December 9-10, 2008 in Brussels, Belgium
For 10 years, the VEGETATION mission has played an important role in meeting the need for information on the state of our planet offering the international community high quality data from a truly global Earth Observing System, which uniquely acquires data of the entire terrestrial surface on a daily basis.
Today, the VEGETATION instruments are still going strong their 10th anniversary was celebrated during a 2-day conference.
This conference provided a forum where data users, scientists, system engineers, environmental managers and policy makers met. Participants looked back at the past by commemorating the operational achievements, yet at the same time, they looked forward, with a VEGETATION follow-on mission and Sentinel 3 taking over.
The VEGETATION Programme offers :
Earth observation sensor on board of the SPOT satellite
Daily coverage of the entire earth at a spatial resolution of 1 km
Ready to use high quality remote sensing imagery available to end-users in near-real time
Up-to-date information for decision makers to optimise policies for resource management and environmental monitoring
A joint programme of Belgium, the European Commission, France, Italy and Sweden
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