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VEGETATION - 2000

Lake Maggiore - Italy, 3-6 April 2000


SEEING THROUGH THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM :
SPOT IMAGE ROLE AND ACTIONS

Sophie MOREAU
SPOT Image
Toulouse - France

Paper (pdf file, 226 k)

Within the frame of the European Vegetation Program, a distribution system has been implemented to ensure optimum access to the Vegetation data captured daily over the world by the Vegetation sensor onboard SPOT4, which are pre-processed and archived by the CTIV production unit in Belgium. Spot Image has been granted the exclusive license for worldwide distribution of Vegetation data in coordination with three sublicensees : EO-Works (Belgium), SATELLUS (Sweden) and Telespazio (Italy). As components of the distribution system, their major functions include: the promotion of the Vegetation Program and its products, sales management; development of marketing strategies, technical support to users, as well as the development of a Regional Receiving Stations network to complement the central production capabilities. In order to optimize the impact of the Vegetation program, Spot Image intend: to improve access to the web sites, their ergonomics and contents; to develop a multi-media CD-ROM based on the results of applications and research conducted within the Preparatory Program; to design targeted brochures; to develop and offer promotional and added value products; to approach software editors with a view to integrate HDF format. These aspects, as well as the assets of the program and products, will be the subjects of Spot Image presentation.