The main focus of the Copernicus Value Chain Workshop was to develop a clearer view of the Copernicus ecosystem so as to properly identify the barriers to entry and key enablers for market uptake. The meeting gathered a mix of representatives from the Copernicus ecosystem, actors from the ICT industry and potential end users.
IT and EO players discussed the improvement of the Copernicus data access and EU institutions acknowledge the role of the private sector in this respect. The market uptake will not happen without private sector involvement and the need for complementarity and clear boundaries between public and industrial initiatives has been reasserted.
An interview with Andreas Veispak, Head of Unit – Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth at the European Commission filmed during the Workshop is available below
EARSC at Copernicus Value Chain Workshop
You will find bellow links to EARSC representatives’ presentations delivered during the two-day workshop.
- Defining clear roles for the public and private sectors in the Copernicus value chain, Jacquie Conway, Airbus Defence&Space
- Internationalisation of mid and downstream companies – opportunities, recipes, priorities, Marcello Maranesi
- Supporting end users and boosting demand for EO enabled services, Giovanni Sylos Labini & Paolo Manunta, Planetek Italia
In addition, our Secretary General, Geoff Sawyer has written a blog on his perception of the workshop that you may find at this link.