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LTDP Working Group

In 2006, the European Space Agency (ESA) initiated a coordination action to share a common approach towards the long-term preservation of Earth Observation space data among all European and Canadian stakeholders. During 2007, the Agency started consultations with its Member States presenting an EO Long Term Data Preservation strategy which targets the preservation of all European and Canadian EO space data for an unlimited time-span. This strategy includes the aim to ensure and facilitate access to these data and their usability of through the implementation of a cooperative and harmonized collective approach among the EO space data owners.

The Long Term Data Preservation Working Group with representatives from ASI, CNES, CSA, DLR and ESA was formed at the end of 2007 within the Ground Segment Coordination Body .  The goal of this working group is to define and promote, with the involvement of all the European Earth Observation space data owners and archive holders, the European LTDP Common Guidelines and also to increase awareness for long-term data preservation. The resulting draft LTDP guidelines were reviewed by all ESA member states in the DOSTAG.

The LTDP Working Group participant are:

Contributors to this page: Iolanda Maggio
Rosemarie Leone .

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