The PECS-GRID is a two years project run by Czech company Iguassu Software Systems, a.s. It is funded by Europen Space Agency (ESA) in scope of the Plan of European Cooperating States. The project started in July 2005 and shall be finished by Jun 2007.
The aims of the project are porting of different Earth Observation (EO) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data handling packages to GRID distributed computational environment and development of high level functionality available through EOGRID-On-Demand webportal. The developed system, as such, is a prototype. It is not aimed for operational use but rather it shall prove the effectiveness of the GRID platform for mass processing of SAR images and possibly promote larger acceptance of the, relatively new, GRID technology.
See Technical Overview for an outline of the planned project activities.