National Physical Laboratory

GMES Survey

In 2002 NPL undertook a web-based survey to solicit views of the EO community on the benefits, need and willingness to participate in a system of formal QA for EO based activities.

The full results (PDF File PDF, 1.4 MB) are available as a PDF file.

Of specific interest is that in the context of the benefit of the establishment of a system of formal QA more than 61% of those responding expressed a positive ‘yes’ and only 5 % ‘no’. This should give confidence that the community is both ready for such an activity and is also fully aware of the need. The survey was later repeated as part of an ESA study “GMES Requirement Definition for Multi-Mission Generic Quality Control Standards” (PDF File PDF, 1.2 MB) providing a similar conclusion.


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