Under the CopHub.AC project http://www.cophub-ac.eu/, EARSC is running a new competition to recognise and reward outstanding collaboration in public-private partnerships for the Copernicus user-uptake. Specifically, Academia and Companies (in partnership) will be encouraged to submit a proposal for cooperation or present an already established collaboration achievement “from Research & Development to Innovation & Market”. The winner partnership will be recognized and promoted by EARSC and receive guidance on how to embed that cooperation into EuroGEOSS.
The DIAS (Data and Information access services) are cloud-based platforms developed to facilitate and standardise the access to Copernicus data and information. The platforms provide access to Sentinel data and to Copernicus operational services; they also host specific applications and tools. EARSC has been working together with the four commercial DIAS in order to publish a comparison table to highlight the main characteristics of the different platforms and make their features and functionalities clearer to users.
The table is intended to be a “work in progress” tool: it will be updated as new features are added to the four DIAS and it will be subject to constant monitoring for the accuracy of information. The following table is a summary of the main features: you can download the technical sheets to have more complete descriptions of the services available on each platform.
Mercator Ocean International and the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) are pleased to invite you to the kick-off event of a partnership signed between the two entities in the context of the Copernicus Programme. The Partnership is the first one of its kind with EARSC in the Copernicus Ecosystem. It will be signed during the 11th European Space Policy Conference, on 22nd January 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.
Brussels, October 2018
The European EO Services industry welcomes the proposal for an EU Space Programme and looks forward to making a strong contribution to its’ success. Copernicus remains an extremely important programme for Europe and for our sector. It has demonstrated how to deliver critical information to European policy makers whilst enabling the services industry to develop business in new markets so delivering more highly-skilled jobs in Europe.
The industry already plays a key role in the delivery of the Copernicus Services, but we consider that a great deal more is possible; the proposed programme lays out a number of key measures which can help. Industry has invested strongly in the development of new products and services, many based on the Free and Open data from Copernicus and is ready to invest further. We believe that a partnership between industry and government will enable the best returns for all parties. In this paper we set out our views on a number of the factors which can help deliver these increased benefits for Europe and its policy makers.