Upcoming events

March 21, 2018

Bristol , United Kingdom
Wednesday March 21, 2018 — Friday March 23, 2018

March 22, 2018

Darmstadt , Germany
Thursday March 22, 2018 — Thursday May 3, 2018

March 26, 2018

Paphos , Cyprus
Monday March 26, 2018 — Thursday March 29, 2018

March 27, 2018

Cambridge, MA , USA
Tuesday March 27, 2018 — Friday March 30, 2018

Frascati , Italy
Tuesday March 27, 2018 — Wednesday March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018

Kingston , Canada
Wednesday March 28, 2018 — Thursday March 29, 2018

April 03, 2018

San Jose, CA , USA
Tuesday April 3, 2018 — Thursday April 5, 2018

Santiago,Chile ,
Tuesday April 3, 2018 — Sunday April 8, 2018

April 06, 2018

Geneva , Switzerland
Friday April 6, 2018 — Sunday April 8, 2018

April 08, 2018

Vienna , Austria
Sunday April 8, 2018 — Friday April 13, 2018

April 09, 2018

Amersfoort , Netherlands
Monday April 9, 2018 — Wednesday April 11, 2018

Monday April 9, 2018 — Friday April 20, 2018

April 10, 2018

Amsterdam , Netherlands
Tuesday April 10, 2018 — Thursday April 12, 2018

London , United Kingdom
Tuesday April 10, 2018 — Wednesday April 11, 2018

April 17, 2018

El Jadida , Morocco
Tuesday April 17, 2018 — Thursday April 19, 2018
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Call for Membership

In these times of intensified European integration and co-operation, the role of EARSC is becoming increasingly vital, that is for, the Association maintains close links with key European Institutions, European Space Agency and National Space Agencies, providing a key unified voice on wider European issues. EARSC has the challenge to be a representative association at European level and a lobbying collective voice towards governments and data providers for a coherent and dynamic development of Earth Observation.

Next generation of automated coastal maps

The COASTCHART project, led by LogicaCMG, is entirely funded through the Data User Element (DUE) of the European Space Agency??s (ESA) Earth Observation Envelope Programme (EOEP). Once completed, the project will allow for the delineation of 6,000 kilometers of western African coastline, and will also enable standard navigation charts to be updated from space-based observations.

Europe moves closer to European Space Policy lift-off

Info extracted from Cordis News.
Ministers from the countries affiliated to the EU and/or the European Space Agency met on 7 June to take stock of progress towards the implementation of a European Space Policy. The policy is set to be approved at the next meeting of ministers in November.

UNEP Atlas - One Planet, Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environmet

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with NASA, United Geological Survey (USGS) and University of Maryland launched One Planet, Many People: Atlas for our Changing Environment - a publication that provides visual evidence of environmental change using satellite images, graphisc and text. The focus is on the status and trends over several decades, both in physical and human geography. The volume presents visual evidence of global environmental changes resulting from natural processes and human-induced activities. www.na.unep.net

SPOT expands marketing role of Terra image

SPOT Image appointed Terra Image USA as its master distributor for SPOT satellite imagery products and services. While Terra Image USA is already SPOT's exclusive partner for the U.S. civilian government markets since July 2004, its expanding role will include market developments and sales to the U.S. Department of Defense and commercial customers.

European space policy will take off before the end of 2005

The second European ?¨Space Council?Æ was held in Luxembourg. Ministers from the European Union (EU) and/or Space Agency (ESA) Member States encouraged the Commission to complete its proposal for a European space policy and programme due to be approved at a third Space Council meeting planned for the end of November 2005. For the first time, there has been a consensus of 29 European countries on a new European approach in the space sector. The roles of the different actors have been clarified, leading to a better use of existing resources. The Commission has proposed uniting resources in Europe with the objective of making the EU a key player in the space sector. Info extracted from EU

China, EU to sign seven contracts for Galileo program

BEIJING, June 9 (Xinhuanet) -- Galileo Joint Undertaking (GJU) and National Remote Sensing Center of China (NRSCC) will sign seven contracts soon, said a GIU official Thursday. The cooperation between China and European Union (EU) on satellite navigation is "crucially important" and expected to have a very successful future, said executive director Rainer Grohe in press release about the NRSCC officials' meeting. Info extracted from News-Xinhuanet

CSA and ASI: long-term agreement to formalize continued cooperation in EO

i-newswire.com. The newly ratified agreement lays the groundwork for ongoing cooperation on projects and activities in which Canada and Italy have a common interest. In particular, it will enable joint programs for Earth observation to be set up, and encourage participation by the space agencies, private companies, and universities of the two countries.

Further steps towards a European space policy

The second meeting of the Space Council ?± concomitant meeting of the ESA Council at ministerial level and of the European Union Competitiveness Council (Internal Market/Industry/Research) ?± was held at the Kiem Conference Centre in Luxembourg today. In consultation with private and public stakeholders, the Space Council is working on the definition of a coherent space policy and associated programmes, covering the activities of the EU, ESA and their Member States. The objective is to endorse, at the third Space Council meeting planned for November this year, a European space policy and European space programme for the period to 2013. Info extracted from ESA PR29-2005- 7 June 2005

Business Cooperation: Canada & Finland

Canadian space companies and their industry partners from Finland have been selected to develop four remote-sensing projects through a unique international partnership that will promote the commercial potential of satellite products and services for both Canada and Finland. Source at newswire

Profile of the Seventh Framework Programme

"Building the European Research Area of knowledge for growth?Æ. This central theme is inspired directly by the stated desire to make the ?´Lisbon Strategy?? a success and to set out the ?¨growth triangle?Æ formed by research, education and innovation policy. The Commission??s proposal to establish the Seventh Framework Programme has been before the Council and European Parliament for examination since the beginning of April 2005.

Communication sketching aspects of the forthcoming European Space Policy

For the first time the document reveals the likely components of the policy, namely: a strategy outlining objectives; a definition of the roles and responsibilities of the main actors; a European Space Programme identifying the priorities of the main actors; and a set of implementing principles. Info extracted at CORDIS

Vexcel Acquires Synoptics

Vexcel Corporation, a world leader in remote sensing technologies and services, announced today that it recently acquired the assets of Synoptics, a Netherlands-based remote sensing company and provider of satellite-based geo information and geographical information systems (GIS).

Summary of European Space Policy Communication - Preliminary Elements

The paper responds to the desire of EU and ESA Member States in the ?´Space Council?? to:

European Commission tables first elements for a European Space Policy

The European Commission has now outlined the first elements for a European Space Policy, which is expected to be devised and approved before the end of 2005. Today??s communication (COM(2005)208 final identifies the roles and responsibilities in space policy of the EU, Member States, the European Space Agency (ESA) and other stakeholders and the relevant funding sources and instruments. The Commission also specifies priorities, funding principles and an approach to developing a broad industry policy for Europe as a whole. Info resource European Commission

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