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A recent study concluded that Sentinel data should be  public sector information. Credit: ESA

Jul 31, 2013 • Space News has reported that the European Commission has okayed free access to Sentinel data. This follows a recent European Space Agency-commissioned study that concluded that data from the Sentinel satellites should be public sector information. (The study cites Landsat as an example).

+ Taking a Cue from U.S. Landsat and GPS Programs, Europe Permits Free Access to Sentinel Earth Observation Data via Space News
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GMES and Data, like Geese and Golden Eggs via ESA
+ A Study on the Economic Benefits of a Free and Open Data Policy for Sentinel Satellite Data (PDF)