The 'Global Monitoring for Environment and Security' (GMES) is a concerted effort of the EU and European Space Agency (ESA) to bring data and information providers together with users. The GMES Service Element's (GSE's) are one element of the European Space Agency Earthwatch Programme. GSE has as its main aim to deliver policy-relevant, operational information services, primarily (but not exclusively) derived from Remote Sensing. A'Consolidation Stage' (Stage 1) in which users were introduced and actively involved in selecting relevant services is now followed by an 'Implementation Stage' (Stage 2). Stage 2 targets the roll-out and expansion of services derived from a stable Service Portfolio to users worldwide.
More information on the project website: http://www.gmes-forest.info/ (last visited 6.7.2018)