The Commercial Remote Sensing For Earth System Science Project

Project Description
The purpose of CRESS is to analyze and facilitate the use of
commercial terrestrial remote sensing products by the earth science
community, which could benefit from the advent of new, very high
resolution commercial data products. The goal of CRESS is to encourage
the integration of commercial data in earth system science by (A)
demonstrating the utility of such data through validation activities;
(B) providing contacts to vendors and validation sites around the
world; and (C) navigating the legal and policy issues of access and
use of such data.

For more information, link to
http://www.geog.umd.edu/landcover/cress/about.htm