March 24, 2020
Bucarest , Romania
Tuesday March 24, 2020 — Wednesday March 25, 2020
April 07, 2020
Amsterdam , Netherlands
Tuesday April 7, 2020 — Thursday April 9, 2020
April 20, 2020
Monday April 20, 2020 — Friday April 24, 2020
June 02, 2020
Zagreb , Croatia
Tuesday June 2, 2020 — Wednesday June 3, 2020
June 17, 2020
Brussels , Belgium
Wednesday June 17, 2020 — Thursday June 18, 2020
September 21, 2020
EICC in Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Monday September 21, 2020 — Thursday September 24, 2020
October 18, 2020
Sunday October 18, 2020 — Wednesday October 21, 2020
GEO and Amazon Web Services collaborate to provide cloud credits for projects that improve understanding of our planet
GEO member agencies and research organizations from developing countries are now able to access cloud services to help with the hosting, processing and analysis of big data about the Earth to inform decisions for sustainable development.
Quality Assurance (QA) is the concern of all actors in the EO value chain from the Data acquisition to the end-user. It is a component of the value of any EO services or products. Companies are looking at solutions to smooth their process, to integrate various sources of data, to increase sales. Is current QA performance enough? How could we improve the QA? How could we use QA to increase the uptake of EO, improve the value of services and products?
Starting with the view of EO private or public customers from verticals (Oil& Gas, Agro-Insurance, Assurance, Environment), the workshop will explore the different approaches of QA, opportunities or improvement and a road map for implementation.
For all of these reasons, ESA is organizing a workshop around Quality Assurance at the ESRIN, April 9 & 10 2019.
You can register to the event here
Day 1, April 9
09.00 – 09.30 Registration
09.30 – 09.45 Welcome and Objectives – ESA
09.45 – 11.00 – Session 1 – Context
Presentation 1 – EARSC – Industry context (15 min)
Presentation 2 – NPL – Quality Assurance methodologies (20 min)
Presentation 3 – Verticals expectations, 4 talks 10 min each,
· oil/gas, speaker from the IOGP
· insurance, speaker to be confirmed
· agro-insurance, speaker to be confirmed
· Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK, Dr Gwawr Jones
11.20-12.00 Panel Discussion (QA and discussion),
12.00-12.10 set-up for Session 2
panel: session 1 presenters + esa representatives
12.10 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30-17.30 Session 2: Table Sessions (15.00-15.15 break)
all tables have the same questions to discuss/answer. 2-3 questions per topic, reporter from each table
Topic 1 – Mission Operator and Data Provider capabilities
Topic 2 – Value Adding Industry Requirements and Capabilities
Topic 3 – End Customer Expectations and Requirements
Day 2, April 10
09.00-09.30 – Summary presentation
09.30-11.00 – Strategy and prioritization/ actions working at the tables
11.00 – 11.15 Break
11.15 – 12.30 Plenary Discussions and Next Steps – Chaired by ESA
12.30 Close – ESA
More information can be found under the picture.
Brussels, October 2018
The European EO Services industry welcomes the proposal for an EU Space Programme and looks forward to making a strong contribution to its’ success. Copernicus remains an extremely important programme for Europe and for our sector. It has demonstrated how to deliver critical information to European policy makers whilst enabling the services industry to develop business in new markets so delivering more highly-skilled jobs in Europe.
The industry already plays a key role in the delivery of the Copernicus Services, but we consider that a great deal more is possible; the proposed programme lays out a number of key measures which can help. Industry has invested strongly in the development of new products and services, many based on the Free and Open data from Copernicus and is ready to invest further. We believe that a partnership between industry and government will enable the best returns for all parties. In this paper we set out our views on a number of the factors which can help deliver these increased benefits for Europe and its policy makers.
English version of the IFHE book on “Earth observation from space, Optical and radar imagery :A European success” is now available. If you wish to get it please click here:
EARSC statement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, and resulting impact on the Copernicus programme
The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) is the European organisation which promotes the use of Earth Observation (EO) technology and represents the interests of the geo-information services sector in Europe. We have 101 members from 23 countries covering the full EO services value chain including commercial operators of EO satellites, data resellers, value-adding companies, geospatial information suppliers, consultancies and system/software providers.
As such, EARSC is deeply concerned about the potential impact upon the Copernicus programme should the United Kingdom cease to be a full participant and contributor to the programme. This brief statement sets out our views on the subject and articulates our desired outcome, which is to see the UK continue to contribute and participate fully in the programme.
The EO4GEO project is inviting experts in the Earth Observation / Geographic Information sectors to participate in the process of developing a Body of Knowledge (BoK) for GI and EO. We are looking for professionals ready to support the description of the particular concepts (topics) in different inter-related knowledge areas, by commenting and contributing to the elaboration of the relevant texts.
This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Dutch MEP Caroline Nagtegaal, ALDE Shadow Rapporteur for EU Space Budget to take a closer look at the proposal. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Nagtegaal for her time and her work on this proposal.
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Copernicus Sentinel data is being used by water utilities in the UK to improve the management of peatlands, leading to better water quality for local citizens, reduced costs of purification for the water
companies and strong environmental benefits.
On the 26th June 2018, Sinergise was presented with the EARSC Company Achievement Award during the Association’s Annual cocktail, held in Brussels.
The EARSC competition “European EO product of the year” rewarded a company which has developed a product which will support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national, regional and/or local levels, and the monitoring and reporting against the global indicator framework.
EARSC and Eurochile join forces to promote Earth observation products and services within the framework of the Copernicus programme
Brussels, 18 May 2018
The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) and the Eurochile Business Foundation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), establishing a formal cooperation initiative between EARSC, responsible for promoting the use of Earth Observation (EO) technology and supporting companies in Europe which offer EO-related products and services, and Eurochile, responsible for promoting economic, trade, and technological cooperation between the private sector and institutions in Chile and the European Union, through business promotion, and the transfer of technology and know-how.
The EC has published its proposed budgets for the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework Perspective 2021 to 2028 which includes an allocation for “space” of €16b. This will provide continuity for the 2 EC flagships; Galileo and Copernicus.