Beyond the traditional mission data access (i.e. data download), the panel would discuss the alternative possibilities envisaged by ESA for the BIOMASS and FLEX missions through the concept of Mission Algorithm and Analysis Platform (MAAP), including:- enable users to discover, visualize and analyse mission data (without downloading data), provide a variety of data in the same coordinate reference frame to enable mission data validation, allow users to modify and improve the mission data processing algorithms including reprocessing and validation capabilities (Product Algorithm Laboratory),- address intellectual property issues related to collaborative algorithm development and sharing of data and algorithms. In particular, the integration of contribution from the scientific community to the improvement of the core mission algorithms will be discussed.
• Thuy Le Toan - Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphere - France
• Shaun Quegan - University of Sheffield - United Kingdom
• Jose Moreno - University of Valencia - Spain
• Prof. Dr. Uwe Rascher - Forschungszentrum Jülich - Germany