Mar 05, 2014

EARSC Activities, Position Papers & News


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Latest EARSC Position Papers & Documents

Latest EARSC presentations

EARSC EO Services Company Achievement Award

In recognition of our 25th anniversary, EARSC is pleased to announce the Industry award to:

  • EARSCAwardGeoville(2014). The industry award is recognising the company considered to have made the most significant contribution to the development of the EO sector in Europe. The winner has been presented with a commemorative award at the EARSC 25th Anniversary event on 25th June in Brussels.
    The criteria used for the selection of the winning company was:
  • Has successfully developed EO services for a new market (sector or geographic),
  • Has made a strong contribution to a defining European project (eg. Copernicus, Inspire, ESA GSE
    projects, etc)
  • Has exhibited good revenue and/or employment growth over a period of at least 5 years.
    More information at the description page below
    Company award – description

EU-Africa Business Forum

In the framework of the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum ending March, a round table with international organizations and private sector has been organised to discuss how to foster business opportunities in the use of space services in Africa. Han Wensink, the EARSC Chairman has co-chaired the session on “Fostering business opportunities in the Space Sector”.
EARSC has presented:

Research Area

EARSC is working in a Research Coffee Area at the portal, where you will be able to find information, partners, ideas – for developing your research project proposal. We are in the developing phase but we would like to open it in the coming month. “Find documents in the library, post announcements on the message wall, chat to other people in the lounge, learn in the lecture theatre and when you are ready to develop your proposal further you can book a meeting room where you can discuss in more detail away from everyone else. Look out also for announcements from the coffee bar manager from his soapbox!” We should open it very soon!.
Meanwhile EARSC has prepared a brief guide to the EU Horizon 2020 research programme from a perspective of suppliers and researchers in the domain of EO Geo-information Services.
EARSC Guide to H2020

EO industry survey

We are very pleased to be able to share with you the results coming from the survey we conducted into the state and health of the European EO services industry. To all those who participated, we would like to thank you for your time and effort.

GMES and Data: Geese and Golden Eggs

Study on free and open data policy which provides evidence that a policy of PSI (Public Sector Information) Reuse can not only be the most effective way to help the industry develop but that is also the most attractive from an economic perspective. Report and Presentation can be downloaded here


EOpages is a brokerage platform to help potential customers find suppliers whilst service providers will be able to promote their products.


Ogeo-portal is the forum for information exchange between the oil and gas and geoinformation communities.

Success Stories

EARSC request “success stories” to support EARSC promotion of the industry and demonstrate the capabilities of earth observation and the benefits that can offer to different sectors; agriculture, forestry, oil&gas, infrastructure, environment, emergency, transport, urban planning, etc… The success stories will demonstrate that the European service companies have the resources, capabilities, knowledge and ability to address and contribute to the goals of different communities. If you would like to provide such a promotional material to be used during EARSC presentations and also at EOPages please contact Example EARSC Success Stories.
Success Stories at EOpages

If interested in recent EARSC activities please contact the EARSC Secretariat