|Commercial Remote Sensing Space Policy (CRSSP)|
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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is implementing the President's U.S. Commercial Remote Sensing Space Policy* (CRSSP) in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), and other Federal civil agencies.
NOAA leads the effort to document civil long-term Earth observation requirements that may drive the development of future commercial remote sensing systems. NGA chairs a senior management oversight committee and leads the effort to leverage Federal investments in commercial data and infrastructure, procurements and contracts. The USGS leads the near-term remote sensing data requirements process on behalf of the Federal government. (See Figure 1)
Objectives of CRSSP include:
All Federal agencies are encouraged to be involved.
The CRSSP Imagery-Derived Requirements (CIDR) Entry Tool allows the entry of imagery requirements, review existing requirements, or explore potential data partnerships.
The Commercial Data Purchases (CDP) Imagery collection is archived at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center and is available for searches and downloads.
The USGS Commercial Remote Sensing Data Contract (CRSDC) has expired. However, with all of the interest in the CRSDC USGS is currently working on a new, multi-year contract that is expected to be awarded in the summer of 2012. Thank you for your interest.
The USGS Remote Sensing Technologies Project works extensively to understand the capabilities and limitations of the international commercial satellite data, provides technical expertise and supports the calibration and characterization research of emerging digital imaging technologies.
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