Oct 26, 2016

EARSC welcomes European Commission new space startegy

The European Commission adopted a Space Strategy for Europe on 26 October 2016.

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EARSC welcomes European Commission new space startegy

This strategy will outline priorities for the European Union’s activities in space for the next 15 to 20 years. The main objective is to ensure that investments in space bring tangible benefits to the European citizens and enterprises.

In a strongly changing environment the EO services industry represented by EARSC welcomes the publication of the Strategy. Our aim is to help overcome the fragmentation in the European industry, and enable companies to develop their business in a global market. Most points developed in the strategy are favorable to the EU EO services industry. We are happy to see an industry dialogue with the Commission mentioned. We are also pleased to see the private sector role in Copernicus services is addressed.

EARSC has published a position paper on the Space Strategy priorities in June 2016 exposing 6 key measures designed to helping the EO services sector.

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