The existing GFOI R&D programme and corresponding data supply activity will be concluded in H1 2019 and a summary achievements report will be produced. ESA, with SDCG and GFOI Leads will lead design of a Phase II programme and data supply programme that is focused on technical issues identified as a priority by the major donor governments – with the hope of securing stronger funding prospects for GFOI R&D activities going forward. This deliverable is a roadmap to developing this Phase II programme.
Awaits word on funding for R&D programme. Outlook seems unlikely that there would be a significantly large programme that would incentivise the PPP agencies (CSA, DLR, ASI) to undertake significant data supply. This action can remain open and requires Frank-Martin to decide on its future