multitude of research and commercial uses. Wireless communications technology and handheld computer display terminals will enable anyone to receive these environmental products and predictions in real time, regardless of his or her geographical location, for immediate application and decision making.
For this vision of the EIS to become a reality and maximize the return on the satellite research investment, a much more efficient means of transitioning from satellite research experiments to operational systems is required.
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