For me EARSC is the Association that helps growing and professionalising the whole EO community including my own companies.
We find EARSC to be an immensely valuable networking forum, where we are able to build and maintain relationships both within the European Earth Observation value-adding industry, as well as with key external stakeholders including the European Commission, the European Space Agency, and many relevant end-user sectors. As members of EARSC we benefit from access to up-to-date information on issues affecting the European Earth Observation sector, and have the opportunity to raise concerns and issues with the confidence that they will be acted upon by EARSC and voiced at the appropriate levels to influence policy and make a difference.
The benefits for me are at least threefold: 1) EARSC as lobby organisation. EARSC represents the European value-added EO industry and is today well recognized by major stakeholders as ESA and EC. 2) EARSC as information provider. As member I am informed of the intentions, moves and changes ongoing within crucial stakeholders as ESA and EC and 3) EARSC as networkplatform for its members.