27 May 2011
While the new contracts are being finalised, the GSCDA Operations team is getting ready to handle orders and deliver EO data products within the new datasets. The offer for the new phase will be detailed in DAP V2, to be issued in the coming days, together with the NEW LICENSE for use of EO data from the GSCDA. Please note that this new license has to be signed by Project Coordinators on behalf of all Consortium members, or alternatively, by each GSCDA user. Registration of all members of a Service Project and license signature by the Coordinator or the Company requiring the data is a prerequisite to the acceptance of an order. Service Projects having performed the registration process during the Grant phase need to notify changes, if any, and sign in all cases the new license.
In order to allow for registration of the Services, signature of the license and preparatory activities to handle the new DAP, a progressive transfer to the DWH datasets is foreseen as follows:
In the meantime, existing users may continue to order EO data according to DAP V1.1.1, under opened datasets, for archived data or new to be acquired at the latest by the end of June
Continuity of Sea Ice monitoring, repetitive coverages for Geoland-2 and systematic VGT data delivery is ensured as new orders have already been issued to the GCMEs under the new datasets. However, license signature by the recipients is compulsory before any data delivered as of 1st of June can be used. All other CORE/predefined datasets are already well advanced through speculative GCME activities.