Exploiting Earth Observation Missions: Opportunities and Issues in Ground Segment Interfaces Harmonization

  • Pier Giorgio Marchetti
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


This chapter addresses issues and opportunities raised by global EO programmes, with particular reference to the ground segment harmonization for Global Monitoring for Environment and Security in Europe and the System of Systems by the Group for Earth Observations. Building on the experience made within the Heterogeneous Missions Accessibility project the chapter describes the lessons learned as well the challenges and the road ahead to widen the harmonization effort.


Ground Segment Interfaces Harmonisation Standardisation Earth Observation Systems of Systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pier Giorgio Marchetti
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  1. 1.European Space AgencyESRIN Via Galileo GalileiFrascatiItaly

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