The SEO has managed and led several studies and assessments in support of CEOS. Links to some of those studies are found below.
CEOS Data Policy Study - March 2013
The CEOS Data Policy study intends to capture the data access policies of CEOS Mission-Instrument combinations in order to promote improved access to data and GEO data sharing principles. During the first phase of this study (2012), the study reviewed current and past (decommissioned) CEOS missions. The results included an assessment of data policies at the mission-instrument level, identification of a simple link to connect users to data access, and identification of categorizations such as DataCORE and CWIC. The SEO will continue to resolve issues with missing information, accuracy of the data, and categorizations for DataCORE, CWIC, and HMA. Results are available below in two formats.
EXCEL Summary - DOWNLOAD
Data Policy Study Website - VIEW PROTOTYPE Coming soon ....
CTF Gap Analysis Reports - March 2012
CH4 Gap Analysis - March 2012 (6 pages)
A detailed gap analysis report of CH4 was completed in March 2012 to support the CTF Report in response to the GEO Carbon Strategy. Similar to the CO2 report below, this report summarizes the requirements, mission and instrument capabilities and assesses potential gaps.
CO2 Gap Analysis - August 2010 (6 pages)
A detailed gap analysis of CO2 was completed in August 2010. This effort examined user requirements against CEOS mission and instrument capabilities to assess critical gaps. The outcome of these analyses are expected to stimulate CEOS agency discussions to address critical long-term measurement needs.
Preliminary Portal Study Report - January 2011 (6 pages)
Reference CEOS Plenary Action 24-3. This study assesses the CEOS and GEO portals to understand their common and unique features and how to improve functions for the future.
Energy SBA Gap Analysis Report - September 2008
Produced for Richard Eckman (CEOS Energy SBA Lead)
ACC Gap Analysis Report (0.7MB, 43 pages)
ACC Gap Analysis Tables (25MB, 83 pages)
Atmospheric Composition Constellation (ACC), Gap Analysis Report, Draft 1 (September 8, 2008)
Conducted by Jolyon Reburn (Rutherford Appleton Lab - RAL) in cooperation with Brian Killough (CEOS SEO) and Ernest Hilsenrath (CEOS ACC Co-Lead)
LSI Concept Study - February 27, 2008
Produced by Paul Speth (SEO) for Bryan Bailey (LSI Constellation Lead)
GOS Document - February 2009
Produced by Bizzaro Bizzari for WMO. Utilized in the SEO Systems Database.