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EARSC promotes the understanding
of our Planet for societal benefits

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EARSC 4 Pillars


Representing the Members

The core pillar of our activities is to support and promote our members. We achieve this goal mainly through projects which we undertake (see projects). Members’ views are gathered through a series of ad-hoc working groups dedicated to important topics. We inform our members through a monthly report and a dedicated portal about important news and information, as announced bid opportunities – and dedicated e-mails for key items.

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Market development & Internationalization

EARSC is engaged in a wide range of activities to develop new markets and business opportunities for our members. Our strategy is to engage users, identify needs and stimulate demand for European EO services both in Europe and abroad with complementary commercial and geographical approaches.

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Promoting the industry

EARSC employs a range of sophisticated digital tools to promote the European EO sector. EARSC has three main digital tools which cover creating a shared vocabulary (EARSC TAXONOMY) , providing a common space to find EO companies, and a common space to discover ‘online’ EO services.

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Showing the value of Earth Observation

The Earth observation sector delivers a wide range of social and environmental and economic benefits to citizens of Europe and the world. To properly and consistently value these impacts, EARSC leads the Sentinel Benefits Study (SeBS) project in which we measure the total societal impact of products and services coming from Sentinel satellite data.

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EOcafe: EUSPA – A New Agency for Europe

A New Player in Copernicus Thursday 14th of January 2021, 16:00-16:45 CET For over 15 years, the European GNSS Agency, (GSA) has contributed to the management, service provision and security of of the EU flagship satellite systems Galileo and EGNOS. The GSA, which is to become the EU Space Programme Agency (EUSPA) in early 2021,

EARSC Industry Survey 2021: Call for input

Since 2012, every 2 years, EARSC has conducted a survey and analysis of the European EO services industry. This is used by ESA and the European Commission, as well as some Member States (MS), to guide their space policy decisions. Last year, ESA was asked by their MS that we conduct the survey on an

Join proseccEO!

It is time to lift your vision and remove clouds from the sky of hope. Yes…it is time to say all together GOODBYE to 2020 and look forward to 2021. Join us on the 17th of December at 16:00 CET, at the #ProseccEO, EOcafe’s Christmas party edition! It is going to be a special event

proseccEO Picture Competition!

To celebrate the end of this extraordinary year we are organising a picture competition! Please upload below your picture of what got you through 2020 (eg. my cats). The deadline to submit your picture is the 15 December at 20:00 CET. The best picture will be chosen by the EARSC secretariat and the  winner will

Interview with OHB Hellas

This week we had the pleasure of talking to Mathieu Bernou, CTO and  deputy managing director of OHB Hellas. OHB Hellas is a subsidiary company of the German multinational technology group OHB SE. Starting its operations in Greece in July 2018, it follows a tradition of successful organic deployments of OHB in Europe. OHB Hellas

Estimating electricity demand in remote villages

Data-driven demand estimation to identify electrification potential at the level of individual villages. In this case study, we demonstrate how earth observation and machine learning can offer energy demand prediction in remote villages. The case study in Kenya integrates and compares Village Data Analytics (VIDA) and e-GUIDE. It shows how energy consumption predictions have reached

EARSC Open Position for a Business Manager

About EARSC: EARSC – the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies – is a non-profit trade association working on behalf of the geospatial information services industry in Europe; in particular the EO services sector which comprises companies generating information using satellite imagery. Established 30 years ago, today, EARSC has over 120+ members from throughout Europe and is gaining wide

EARSC Open Position for a Junior Policy Officer (maternity leave position)

About EARSC: EARSC – the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies – is a non-profit trade association working on behalf of the geospatial information services industry in Europe representing 120+ companies. Composed of 12 people, the EARSC Secretariat is based in Brussels. The Role: EARSC is looking for a Junior Policy Officer to support the work

EARSC Open Position of Communication Officer

About EARSC:EARSC – the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies – is a non-profit trade association working on behalf of the geospatial information services industry in Europe representing 120+ SME or Large companies. Composed of 12 peoples, the EARSC Secretariat is based in Brussels. The Role: EARSC is looking for a Communications Officer to support the

Leveraging EO services to help countries monitoring SDGs

The industry contribution Thursday 3rd of December 2020, 16:00-16:45 CET The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a universal development agenda for all countries and stakeholders to use as a blueprint of actions for social inclusion, environmental sustainability and economic development. The agenda is driven by seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), associated Targets, and a

EOcafe Strategic Session: In 5 Years’ Time! What will your EO business look like?

What role can GEO (and EARSC) play? Thursday 19th of November 2020, 16:00-16:45 CET The Earth Observation (EO) service industry is evolving extremely fast. The EARSC industry survey records steady annual growth of over 10%. New companies are appearing almost every day. Artificial Intelligence has succeeded cloud services as the latest major technological trend which

EOcafe: Agro-Insurance & Earth Observation – Building Awareness & Capabilities

You can find the recording of this EOcafe on our YouTube channel The agro-insurance sector is going through rapid changes currently due to major trends such as climate change and digitalisation that are impacting on the sector. Climate change induced extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and so do their impacts on agricultural businesses.

e-shape selects the 5 new pilots of the Call for EO-based products 2020

e-shape has welcomed during the annual General Assembly from 19-21 October 2020, the 5 new pilots of the Call for EO-based products 2020 that will join the e-shape consortium expanding the EuroGEO community. To bring new needs, the latest advances in the EO domain and ideas into the project and ensuring e-shape’s methodology can be

Investment Readiness Bootcamp launched the second stage of the PARSEC Accelerator

Brussels, Belgium, 9th of October 2020 PARSEC has successfully launched the second stage of the accelerator, therefore continuing its support to SMEs fueling their innovations by Earth Observation. PARSEC Accelerator offers each of the 15 winners of the second Open Call (#15PARSEC) €100.000 equity-free funding and tailored business support services. The #15PARSEC teams were selected

EOcafe: EO4GEO: Skills are key for the future

“According to our 2019 Industry Survey, 80% of the respondents are finding it difficult to find and hire candidates making staffing one of the highest barriers to growth for EO companies” The sector is developing dynamically and rapidly, which results in an increased demand for qualified personnel. A skilled and educated workforce will enable the

Impacts of COVID-19 as Seen Using Big Data from Space

Figure 1. Nitrogen Dioxide emissions over China December through March 2020. Source: European Space Agency (ESA). Full animation available here. Space4Good and World Bank collaborate on the Big Data NO2 Socio-Economic Observatory With the slowing of human mobility – and as a result, economic activity – across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, air



New Job Opportunity at GAF AG Munich – “Project Manager Earth Observation & Copernicus LCLU downstream Services”

GAF AG is an internationally successfully operating company for cross-platform EO-based geoinformation solutions and for the development of innovative GIS and database applications. In addition to the reception and distribution of geodata, GAF holds a leading position in the areas of data refinement and geoconsulting due to its many years of expertise. With an international and

EARSC Board of Directors Election – Apply to Become One of the EARSC Directors 2024!

According to the Article 11 of the EARSC Statutes, the Board of Directors shall be renewed during the Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held in Brussels on June 13, 2024, during EXPANDEO 2024. The 9 Directors will be elected this year for a term of 2 years. The election is an opportunity for EARSC Full members to be involved in the

European cooperation on satellite mapping: The Danish Geodata Agency and EOMAP join efforts in mapping the shallow waters of Denmark.

Nørresundby (DK) / Seefeld (D) – By using Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB), the Danish Geodata Agency and EOMAP are joining forces to contribute to the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) Bathymetry partnership, and to integrate the SDB data into the Danish Depth Model (DDM) “Finding new ways to map shallow waters, where we only have very

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