Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOE) agreed to revise the definition of the GOSAT data products in March 2015 and updated the GOSAT Data Policy. Each GOSAT data user is expected to read and follow this GOSAT data Policy revision B hereafter.
Major revised items are listed in the below;
*The list of GOSAT data products was updated. (Table 1)
*Definition of Calibration/Validation Stages for Level 1 and 2 of standard products (version up stage) was added. (Table 2-2, 3-2)
*Definition of Evaluation/Check Stages for Level 3 and 4 of standard products were added. (Table 4 and 5)
*GOSAT data user categories were consolidated, and definition of available users for each data stage and level of GOSAT standard products was clarified. (Table 6 to 10)
*Provision for the commercial use of the GOSAT data products was deleted.
*Indication in any publication for the GOSAT data use was changed.
*Permission for free redistribution of the GOSAT standard data products was added.