The EARSC annual cocktail was held in the Museum of Natural Sciences of Brussels. Standing between the exoskeletons of long extinct creatures we were happy to celebrate our ‘not so old in comparison’ 30 years anniversary. The highlight of our 2019 anniversary cocktail was the award ceremony that was sponsored this year by Planet Labs Germany. This year we increased the number of awards from 2 to 5, the first added award was the unannounced EARSC member start-up award In a previous blog of Geoff we already highlighted the importance of young SMEs in the creation of new jobs, and we therefor reasoned to spotlight one exemplary start-up with this new award. The second new award stems from the industry survey where we randomly drew one of the respondents and award them with a €250 euro check donation to their charity of choice. The last new award is the Partnership award which was given out in cooperation with CopHub.AC. This award recognised a partnership between a public institution and a private company.
The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) is the European organization which –on a non-profit basis– promotes the use of Earth Observation (EO) technology and especially the companies in Europe which offer EO-related products and services. We are a membership based organisation with the mission to foster the development of the European EO geo-information services industry.
More information on our activities can be found on this site and in other tools which we develop on behalf of our members. All our on-line information and services can be accessed through the links at the top of this page. Our goal is to provide a rich source of information about the sector and the products on offer; we would welcome your contribution and / or your views via the contact form or via the EO Forum in the EARSC EO Portal.
If your company is based in Europe and is using or delivering EO products and services to customers then why not join us? Whether your objective is to increase awareness, reinforce your products and services, identify new business opportunities, or networking with other players in the sector, we can help.