The key users of PanGeo are anticipated as:
- Local Authority planners and regulators who are concerned with managing development risk,
- National geological surveys and geo-science institutes who are obliged to collect geohazard data for public benefit,
- Policy-makers concerned with assessing and comparing European geological risk, much as the Urban Atlas data is used to compare the land cover/use status of European towns.
The integration and interpretation, plus a validation of key features observed, will be made by the corresponding national Geological Survey for the towns concerned. It is planned to deliver the service for two Urban Atlas towns in each country of the EU (Luxembourg and Cyprus only 1), equalling fifty-two towns in total. The geological survey concerned will choose the towns for processing from the Urban Atlas list using their own knowledge as to where the information will be of most use, probably the largest towns, which, when extrapolated, would equal (13% of total EU urban population). User input to design will be facilitated by the Surveys contracted into the project and initiation of 'Local Authority Feedback Group'. Terrafirma has shown the potential for the self-sustainability of services providing InSAR-derived terrain-motion data, as 30% of users have gone on to procure further product on a commercial basis...