Type of practice:
A Funding Model, the FeliX System Dynamics Model (developed by SpaceTec), as well as the Booz Cost-Benefit-Analysis Model are used for the purpose of the Impact Assessment on a regulation establishing the Copernicus Programme. The corresponding IA Report (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=SWD:2013:0190:FIN:EN:PDF) gives an account of this application.
The EuroGEOSS FeliX model is a systems dynamics model developed in order to represent conceptually the interrelationships between environmental, economic and social subsystems. It provides a modelled example of how EO data can influence future development based on government policy decisions and human behaviour. The FeliX model has been used to illustrate a potential maximum-benefit scenario through investment in a comprehensive EO system at European in order to augment Member States’ EO networks.