As part of on-going improvements to the GSCDA service the implementation of the Coordinated Data Access System (CDS V2) marks a large scale upgrade to the infrastructure previously used. The full baseline version offers additional services to the users including a dedicated portal for all transactions and enrichment of on-line available catalogue collections, and it will lead to improved overall service performances, reduced operations efforts and risks thanks to improved automation and enhanced tools for CDS operators. The following functionalities are available in addition to the ones supported by the previous operational version:
The CDS infrastructure development fully exploits the available technology, maximising reuse and customization of ESA existing elements, in parallel with dedicated developments for the new functionalities (like the DataSets definition tool and the coverage area monitoring tool).
The SPDM is the central component in the SCI architecture. It includes the ticketing system and ordering interface for GSPs as well as the user management and orders submission interface for SCI operators. This provides an entry point to users allowing acceptance of emergency requests, product retrieval and provides information about available datasets as well as allowing access to datasets of products managed by different GCMs.
The GEST, or GMES Emergency Satellite Tasking, is a standalone application for generating emergency acquisition plans for GMES satellites. Emergency situations are usually natural disasters (Earthquakes, Floods, Storms, etc.) which require very fast planning and delivery of satellite data. The GEST tool supports GMES operations by quickly providing plans of potential acquisitions over user-defined disaster areas.
With the GEST tool it's possible to define areas of interests, view available passes of all GMES Contributing Mission Entities and produce detailed acquisition plans within a single application.
The Coordinated Quality Control element gathers together all available information related to missions and products quality, based on inputs received from the GCMs. The CQC offers the users a comprehensive view about all available DataSets and products quality information items.
GSCDA Operations Reports are automatically and routinely produced by the Service Performance Analysis and Reporting component.