This partnership envisioned by Pierre Bahurel, Director General of Mercator Ocean International and Geoff Sawyer, Secretary General of EARSC is meant to foster Copernicus Marine Service’s market and user uptake among a few hundred private companies of the Earth Observation (EO) downstream sector. By boosting the EO sector through the provision of free and open marine data, the partnership will also stimulate the blue growth which is an EU key economic sector with 500 billion € revenue and 5 million jobs.
EARSC will establish an unrivalled channel to reach out to and serve the EO Industry in the EU Pierre Bahurel said.
The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) is the only European non-profit organization promoting the use of Earth Observation (EO) technology and especially the companies in Europe which offer EO-related products and services. They are a membership based organization with the mission to foster the development of the European EO geoinformation services industry. They are for years an essential pillar of the Copernicus Ecosystem. http://earsc.org/
Mercator Ocean International’s is a WW leading company in Global Ocean Forecasting. The non-profit company, owned by 9 international players in Ocean Science, has been entrusted by the European Commission in 2014 to implement and to operate the EU Copernicus Marine Service. It delivers more than 16 000 subscribers worldwide needing reliable, up to date and free ocean data, information and indicators (science, business, public services, ngo…). Marine.copernicus.eu