Upcoming events

June 27, 2017

17th International Conference SGEM 2017
Albena , Bulgaria
27 June 2017 —  6 July 2017

Bari , Italy
27 June 2017 — 29 June 2017

Kalkara , Malta
27 June 2017 — 28 June 2017

Belfast, Northern Ireland ,
27 June 2017

June 29, 2017


Venlo , Netherlands
29 June 2017

June 30, 2017

July 02, 2017


Washington , USA
2 July 2017 —  7 July 2017

July 03, 2017

July 04, 2017


Salzburg , Austria
4 July 2017 —  7 July 2017

July 05, 2017


Brussels , Belgium
5 July 2017

July 06, 2017


Frascati , Italy
6 July 2017

July 07, 2017


Frascati , Italy
7 July 2017

July 11, 2017


Kampala, Uganda ,
11 July 2017 — 14 July 2017
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News Programmes

Official kick-off of the Copernicus Relays and Academy

Brussels, 9 June 2017. The ‘Copernicus Goes Local – Implementing the Space Strategy for Europe’ event gathered more than 300 Earth Observation actors and industry representatives from across Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels. EARSC Secretariat and several members attended this launch ceremony.

The upcoming Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS)

© Copernicus website. The European Commission (EC) has launched an initiative to develop Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS) that facilitate access to Copernicus data and information from the Copernicus services. By providing data and information access alongside processing resources, tools and other relevant data, this initiative is expected to boost user uptake, stimulate innovation and the creation of new business models based on Earth Observation data and information.

A New Phase for the Copernicus Global Land Service: more variables, more products, and finer resolution

The Copernicus Global Land Service (CGLS) is one of the components of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service. Since 2013 it has been providing bio-geophysical variables on the status and evolution of land surface in near real time. In the late 2016, the CGLS entered an exciting second operational phase with even more to offer to its existing and potential users.

The South African National Space Agency has developed a system to monitor crops

The Earth Observation (EO) Directorate of the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) has developed an advanced crop-monitoring system for South Africa that will also be made available to other African countries, in due course. “We are able to monitor their [the crops’] condition through time,” Sansa EO acting MD Dr Paida Mangara told the thirty-seventh International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment (ISRSE) in Pretoria.

China ready to release massive amount of geographic data to the public

After three years and tireless work by 50,000 professionals, China’s National Geography Census is finally complete. It is the first thorough survey of how China’s natural and man-made geographical features are laid out on the Earth’s surface.

Landmark for Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI)

The CEOI has reached its 10th anniversary, during which time it has funded more than 50 new technologies.

Our Economy Depends on Earth Observation and Scientific Research

Since the mid-1970s I have studied and worked as a practitioner in the areas of environmental policy and public management.

Satellites map carbon sequestered by forests, with accuracy of up to 10 meters

by Staff Writers
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Apr 10, 2017

Congratulations to DHI GRAS for the Wetlands Monitoring with Earth Observation Data!

GEO Secretariat helped the GEO community to organize and respond to the Call for Collaborative Data Innovations launched by the Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) and the World Bank last year. Recently the result was announced. Ten projects were funded and DHI GRAS together with the University of Twente and the European Space Agency have been funded to develop a project on Wetlands Monitoring with Earth Observation Data. the Lead Organization is Ramsar Center for Eastern Africa and the location will be Uganda

GAF team to provide technical assistance to GMES & Africa Support Programme

(Munich, 24 February 2017) GAF AG is pleased to announce the award of the “GMES and Africa Support Programme Technical Assistance Team” service contract by the European Commission. The services consist of the provision of support and consulting to the African Union Commission (AUC), which is coordinating the GMES & Africa initiative.

Marine-EO: All eyes on Horizon 2020’s first Earth Observation Pre-Commercial Procurement

Azores, 23th February 2017

Since 1st of January 2017, the Horizon 2020 project Marine-EO has been officially started, aiming at the implementation of the first Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) for Earth Observation services.

Remote Sensing Data Helps Scientists Measure Biodiversity

Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program (EnMAP)

ISRO Encouraging Entrepreneurs to Access Its Petabytes of Geospatial Data

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has gathered approximately 17 petabytes (17 million GB) of geospatial data, with expectations of having more than 50 petabytes in the next five years. To encourage use of this wealth of data, ISRO is promoting the information to young entrepreneurs as a way to generate monetary wealth.

ISRO to launch record 83 satellites in one go in January

BENGALURU: ISRO today said it would launch a record 83 satellites in one go using its workhorse PSLV-C37 toward the end of January.

SPARTACUS: Satellite-based asset tracking for disaster operations

(By Clemente Fuggini -December 16, 2016 )

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