Upcoming events

October 28, 2019


Seville , Spain
Monday October 28, 2019 — Tuesday October 29, 2019

November 04, 2019


Canberra, Australia ,
Monday November 4, 2019 — Saturday November 9, 2019

November 18, 2019


ESRIN, Frascati , Italy
Monday November 18, 2019 — Friday November 22, 2019

December 03, 2019


Helsinki , Finland
Tuesday December 3, 2019 — Thursday December 5, 2019

December 04, 2019


Marseille , France
Wednesday December 4, 2019

April 20, 2020


Netherlands
Monday April 20, 2020 — Friday April 24, 2020

September 21, 2020

SPIE Europe’s Remote Sensing symposium
EICC in Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Monday September 21, 2020 — Thursday September 24, 2020

October 18, 2020


Switzerland
Sunday October 18, 2020 — Wednesday October 21, 2020
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News

GEO – EARSC

EARSC is playing a very visible role in preparing the upcoming GEO plenary in Canberra. We are co-hosing an EU-AU networking event around the Melbourne cup (‘the race that stops a nation’), and we have ensured prominent speaking roles for our delegation in the EO Industry Leadership Dialogue – Industry and GEO, and at the EC cocktail event. We are additionally speaking at the GEO and the Pacific, Valuing Earth Observation, and GEO Value Workshop side events. You can see all of these along with all other GEO Plenary and Industry Track events here. EARSC will be joined by a European delegation including Airbus, Deimos, Earth-i, e-GEOS, Planet, Serco and VITO.

Survey about a sustainable framework for the geospatial FOSS ecosystem

Given the interest in free and open source solutions for geospatial within the community, an industry position to support a sustainable framework for the geospatial FOSS ecosystem will be elaborated. This survey is intended to gather data from the community.

Press Release EARSC Awards 2019

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.

EO/GI Sector Skills Strategy

We are pleased to inform the EO/GI community about the final version of the Space-Geospatial Sector Skills Strategy

The needs of the sector are constantly evolving, and we believe that helping the industry to find workers with the right skills and ensuring that they acquire the skills they need to find productive employment is key to the sector economic innovation, growth and competitiveness, therefore EO4GEO aims to define a long-term and sustainable strategy to fill the gap between supply of and demand for the EO/GI education and training.

PARSEC Press Release: PARSEC sets out to accelerate start-ups and SMEs to successfully turn ideas into commercial solutions

PARSEC is an EU project which aspires to provide start-ups and SMEs with the necessary resources to develop and launch Earth Observation (EO) based products and services into the market. This will be realised through a comprehensive acceleration programme, offering a total of €2.5 Million euro equity-free funding to applicants, alongside coaching, training and market entry support. The project focuses on three emerging sectors: food, energy and environment. PARSEC activities were officially launched on May 21st, 2019 in Brussels and will be running for the next 2.5 years.

FOSS4G EO Data Challenge 2019

Creative ideas give you a chance to access mentorship & infrastructure support for developing your concept and ultimately recognition & fantastic prizes. Check the competition here: https://2019.foss4g.org/call-for-papers/open-source-eo-data-challenge/. The deadline is the 5th of June.

EARSC Annual Event 20-21 June: EXPANDEO website launch

Click here to find all the information about our EXPANDEO Event.

Release of the new and improved Land Cover Maps

Whether you’re active in agricultural monitoring, studying climate change impact or even modelling green energy installations, there’s an important element to determine the quality and success of your work. And that’s accurate and spatially detailed maps on land cover and land use.

Darmstadt hosts first ever Copernicus ‘Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow

The world we live in requires us to have our eyes open at all times – and well-focused on Earth – so that we can leave the best possible planet for the future generations. And a great part of that includes raising-awareness on those future generations on what can be done to preserve our natural resources and the overall environment.

Press Release: Launch of the new H2020 project e-shape

Press Release
Launch of the new H2020 project e-shape for strengthening the benefits for Europe of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) – establishing ‘EuroGEOSS’

Workshop: Shaping the Earth Observation Services Market for Research (Powered by OCRE)

This workshop aims to bring the EO service providers closer to the research community, capture their needs and develop fit for purpose EO services.

Copernicus Hackathon Sofia press release

The Office for transfer of aero-space technologies RST-TTO, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has organized the first Copernicus Hackathon in Bulgaria, under the patronage of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria. Main partner of the event is the Center for Excellence – “Universities for Science, Informatics and Technology in e-Society” (CoE-UNITe). The event was held from April 19th to April 21st 2019 in the Technical University of Sofia.

Boosting the EO Economy in the Blue Economy with Copernicus Marine Service: Survey on CMEMS

EARSC is helping to strengthen dialogue between Copernicus Entrusted Entities and Copernicus Services users, particularly those Earth Observation companies who are intermediary users. We would very much appreciate your responses to our VERY BRIEF (6 questions!) survey on CMEMS to help us map the intermediary user landscape.

Summer School “COPERNICUS Sentinels: Remote sensing techniques in forestry”. 16 -20 September, 2019

Summer School “COPERNICUS Sentinels: Remote sensing techniques in forestry”.
16 -20 September, 2019
The deadlines for candidacy submission is April 30th, 2019
Download the “Call for Application”
Download Timetable
Download the Application Form

Bronze Award at European Association Awards

We are happy to announce that we have won bronze in the overall best European Association in the category less than 30 employees. Thank you all that support us! And thank you to the EARSC secretariat!

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