Mar 03, 2015

[EARSC Survey 2015] EO and geo-information sector

In 2013 EARSC conducted a survey to map the state and health of the companies providing EO services in Europe. Results can be found at this link http://earsc.org/library (studies). We are now updating the Industry Survey.

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- The first part has been launched and companies should have received an invitation to complete the core survey through an on-line questionnaire (survey monkey). The survey has a real foundation and constructive goals for all the companies engaged in EO services. It is extremely important for the whole sector that we are aware of the current issues that the industry is facing and that we are in a position to accurately represent you and others as well as meeting our core goals to help the industry grow.

- As part of the update, we have launched today a dedicated survey to extend the coverage to understand wider employment in the sector to include public sector organisations (PSB ́s) generating or using geospatial information products. This dedicated questions aim to complete the information which will help understand the full impact of the Copernicus programme.

Many public bodies have a responsibility to supply their governments with the appropriate information for policy decision­making. Given the considerable number of persons engaged in this activity throughout Europe, it is important to understand the scale and scope of the role. With a combined picture of the private and the public sector service providers, we can develop a better understanding of the impact Copernicus is having in Europe and how future policies may be implemented.

As Company or as Public Sector Institution, we should appreciate your time taken to complete the questionnaire. Please contact Mrs. Mónica Miguel-Lago (EARSC executive secretary) secretariat@earsc.org for further information on both surveys (Industry & Public Sector Institutions).

The individual results will be kept confidential and only collective, analysed results will be published. A full report will be generated and will be publicly available. EARSC is a non­profit industry association whose interest is to have the appropriate information.