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August 24, 2020


Calgary, Canada ,
24 August 2020 — 29 August 2020

September 21, 2020

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

September 28, 2020

ESA Phi-week
Frascati , Italy
28 September 2020 —  2 October 2020

October 08, 2020

Copernicus Industry Workshop
Brussels , Belgium
8 October 2020

October 13, 2020

Intergeo
Germany
13 October 2020 — 15 October 2020

October 18, 2020


Switzerland
18 October 2020 — 21 October 2020

October 20, 2020


Tunis, Tunisia ,
20 October 2020 — 22 October 2020

October 26, 2020


Kigali, Rwanda ,
26 October 2020 — 30 October 2020

November 02, 2020

GEOWeek
Port Elizabeth ,
2 November 2020 —  5 November 2020

December 07, 2020

European Space Week
Bonn , Germany
7 December 2020 — 11 December 2020
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Commercial Remote Sensing Satellite Market Stabilizing

In a new study, "The Market for Civil & Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites," Forecast International is projecting deliveries of approximately 139 imaging satellites worth $16.3 billion over the next 10 years. The first half of the period will be more active than the second, with 97 spacecraft slated for production within the next five years. (Credits Spacedaily)

Microsoft Acquires Vexcel Corp., a Leader in Imagery & Remote Sensing Tech.

Microsoft Corp. announced it has acquired Vexcel Corp., a worldwide leader in photogrammetry, imagery and remote sensing technologies. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
 
(Credits Microsoft

ASTRO+ poised to deliver EU space and security roadmap

Proposals for the European Union??s Seventh Framework space and security research programme will emerge from the soon-to-be-completed ?Ñ2.94 million ($3.5 million) European Advanced Space Technology to Support Security Operations (ASTRO+) study. A roadmap of proposals is expected to cover technologies for navigation, Earth imaging, data dissemination and broadband communications. (Credits Flight International)

Natural disasters, how should Europe respond?

On 20 March 2006, in front of an audience attending a European Parliament Joint Public Hearing on ?¨Natural Disasters ?± How should Europe respond??Æ, Jacqueline McGlade, the Executive Director of the European Environmental Agency called for a comprehensive, integrated and sustained infrastructure for observation and early warning to apprehend natural disasters. She also warned on long term gaps if financial mechanisms are not quickly put in place to build and implement satellites and in-situ observing systems.

eoVox: Strengthening the Voice of the European/Canadian EO Industry

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has recently concluded an in-depth survey of the European and Canadian EO service industry. Some 75 small Value-Adding Companies (VACs) participated in the survey to produce the most detailed picture to date on the state and health of this industry sector. One of the results that emerge is that the industry is facing a number of challenges concerning its structure/scale, its service offerings and its industrial presence (see www.eomd.esa.int).
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The eoVox initiative

Ships make clouds brighter and higher close to European harbors

In the year 2001, ships consumed 280 million metric tonnes [310 million short tons] of fuel, compared to only 64.5 million tonnes [71.1 million short tons] in 1950. (Credits at eurekalert)

Budget delay hits European space

The joint European Union/European Space Agency space programme will not be agreed until 2007 ?± more than a year later than planned. (Credits Flight International)

British Technology Firm to Go Public

PARIS ?? British defense and space technology company QinetiQ Group plc expects to raise 150 million British pounds ($265 million) in gross proceeds following a planned February introduction of shares on the London Stock Exchange, the company announced Jan. 12. (P. de Selding, Space News)

EARSC welcomes 16 new Members!

EARSC Board is glad to welcome 16 new Companies and Organizations in our Association. On EARSC behalf, we are certain that new Members will contribute actively to the aims of EARSC enthusiastically

Sustainable development review: weak on ambition and targets

14 December 2005 - The European Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) was agreed at the European Council in Gothenburg in 2001. In the run-up to the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development, the EU also adopted a communication on the external dimension of SD to integrate the global aspects of this strategy.(Credits EurActiv.com)

A Reporting Service for Environment and Development Negotiations

The eleventh Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the first Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 1) took place in Montreal, Canada, from 28 November to 10 December 2005. The event drew 9500 participants, including 2800 government officials, over 5800 representatives of UN bodies and agencies, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations, and 817 accredited members of the media. (Credits IISD)

EADS SPACE Acquires Dutch Space

Dutch Space BV, the largest space company in the Netherlands and leading international space industry supplier joins EADS SPACE, Europe??s number one in space. In the presence of the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr L.J Brinkhorst, EADS SPACE CEO Fran?Åois Auque and the CEO of Dutch Space Ben Spee signed the acquisition contract integrating Dutch Space into the EADS SPACE group of companies. This transaction confirms EADS' leading role in European space business as EADS now integrates space industry in five European countries. (Credits Edubourse)

Science for the people

It??s good to see India finally decide on setting up an Earth Commission: a panel of meteorologists, geo-physicists, oceanographers, atmospheric and space scientists to study and understand the dynamics of the monsoon. (Credits The Hindustantimes)

Implementing European Space Policy: Key ESA/EC agreement on EO data

An agreement on space-based information services and access to, and provision of, Earth Observation data was signed by ESA and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The signature took place at ESRIN, the ESA Earth Observation Centre in Frascati, Italy.(Credits ESA)

How Europe can benefit from Increased Globalisation of R&D

How Europe can benefit from Increased Globalisation of R&D Royal Technology-  Forum Stockholm, 27 October 2005. Janez POTOČNIK, European Commissioner for Science and Research. (Credits Europa)

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