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The main message of the welcome speech can be summarized as follows: The primary tasks of the GMES Bureau is developing a federated and structured demand for Earth Observation data and information and promoting fast-track GMES services. Recent challenges are to find new legislative and governance environment, new funding opportunities and to ensure appropriate business model, governance structure and longer-term financial sustainability as well as fostering downstream sector investments and pan-European level services. Pursuing the dialog, his main message was EUROGI is consultation partner for the GMES Bureau and further interactions and valuable inputs are expected and welcomed during the stakeholders consultation till the end of this year.
A short history: GMES Bureau was proposed jointly by Vice-President Verheugen, Research Commissioner Potočnik and Environment Commissioner Dimas with the primary objective of developing a federated and structured demand for Earth Observation (EO) data and information and ensuring the delivery of fast track EO services by 2008. The structure of the Bureau is unique, gathering staff from the Commission's Directorates-General for Enterprise and Industry, Research, Environment, Information Society, Agriculture, Rural Development, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, as well as the Joint Research Centre. Close links to ESA, EUMETSAT and EUSC is ensured. Source: http://www.gmes.info/
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