The British National Space Centre (BNSC) is undertaking the development of a major ground segment facility to ensure that full advantage is taken of the ERS-1 mission. This facility is called the UK Earth Observation Data Centre (EODC).
The EODC is the national focus for the processing, analysis and archiving of ERS-1 data. The EODC is situated within the existing National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) at the Defence Research Agency, Farnborough formerly the Royal Aerospace Establishment, and it is likely that the EODC functions will eventually be handled through a commercial company - National Remote Sensing Centre Limited. Products and services will be provided to the user community on an operational and commercial basis. EODC staff will undertake searches for users unable to access the catalogue via communications links.
Full technical information on the UK's involvement in the ERS-1 programme and the user interface to the EODC is available from the EODC Documentation and Information Service .
Contacts:EODC Documentation and Information Service, EODC Project Office, R16 Building, DRA (Aerospace Division), Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6TD telephone:0252-24461 ex 80-144 fax: 0252 522959
DATA ARCHIVED All the data from the SAR image mode on the AMI are archived on HDDT and the remainder of the ERS-1 data (the LBR) are archived on optical disks. As well as the ERS-1 data many other data sets are archived:generated geophysical products, calibration and validation data, supporting data files (e.g. DTM's,world maps etc.), algorithms, data analysis, reports, satellite schedules and orbit details, product 'recipes' (definition of raw data, algorithms, data files and calibration/validation data required to generate a particular product).
The EODC is funded by the British National Space Centre.