of the meeting:
- Provision of mutual insight amongst Actors in the various projects undertaken
in the framework of the DUP.
- Discussion of problems of different nature (technical, logistical, political,etc..)
that contractors have encountered.
- Identification of opportunities for co-operations not yet established.
- Verification of progress versus objectives of the DUP.
- Recommendations of ways forward for the part of the Programme, which lies
- Representative(s) from the projects (notably prime contractors).
- Representative(s) from (some) partner companies.
- The DUP Advisory Committee.
- Representative from FAO
- ESA project specialists.
- The coherent presentations of the various projects, as well as the related
discussions were found helpful by both contractors and delegates.
- Contractors find the close co-operation with ESA specialists very fruitful
(e.g. application of techniques).
- Concern raised regarding sustenance of applications demonstrated in developing
- Most of the projects have institutional entities as potential end users.
- The DUP is a useful vehicle for establishment of contacts and discussions
with potential end users.
- The DUP Actors state unanimously that the programme should continue beyond
the 1st phase.
- Subsidising is needed to develop market-oriented products.
- Transition to operational commercial service is a gradual process, and the
closer to its achievement the less support should be provided by ESA or National
- Value adding companies also want to be the service providers.
- Synergy between projects is so far rare, whereas co-operation amongst DUP
Actors across Participating States is a pronounced feature of the programme.
- The overall goals of the workshop were achieved.
- The distance from pilot project demonstrations to robust operational end
products is vast - and should not be under-estimated.
- The strategy set out by the DUP Advisory Committee to follow through on
projects already started is valid
- Additional efforts needed to secure projects in developing countries.
- A 2nd DUP Actorsâ€™ Workshop is scheduled for September 1999 - possibly with