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Earth Observation Network

Our Members

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EARSC promotes the understanding
of our Planet for societal benefits

More about Earth Observation

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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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Webinar: Earth Observation solutions contributing to EuroGEO: cross-benefits benefits e-shape and SCO communities

Please find all presentations here: Webinar, 14 October 2020, 13h30 – 15h00 CEST The webinar Earth Observation solutions contributing to EuroGEO: cross-benefits between e-shape and SCO communities aims at identifying the challenges, benefits and building connections among the e-shape communities of users and providers and the Climate Space Observatory within the greater ecosystem of earth

Brexit, Copernicus and Galileo

In the latest twists in the Brexit saga, it was reported last week that the CAMS and C3S contracts with the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) may be moved outside of the UK as a result of Brexit. As this long saga moves towards the next key milestone on 31st December, more impacts of

ConnectEO has kicked-off!

photos credit: The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) hasapproved the ConnectEO project – “Connecting European Earth Observation toInternational Markets”. Spanish version of the press release here. The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies – EARSC (Belgium), Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique – PMBA (France) and Technological Corporation of Andalusia – CTA (Spain)

EOcafe: The EU Space Programme – Where we are now!

The Perspective from the German Presidency Thursday 8th of October 2020, 16:00-16:45 CEST Germany took over the presidency of the European Council on 1st of July 2020 with important dossiers to tackle for the future of the European Union. Among them, the negotiations of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) are crucial for the economic

Women in Copernicus

Many will be following with deep anxiety the latest twist in the US after the untimely death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. During her time as a supreme court judge, she has done more than anyone to promote people’s rights and especially those of women. If Trump is successful with his nomination of a new judge before the election,

The European Green Deal – An opportunity for the Earth Observation services industry

As the expression of the European Union’s climate action plan, the European Green Deal is set to transform the EU’s economy for a sustainable future. The European Commission aims to mobilize at least a trillion euros over the next decade in order to encourage environmentally-related investments and stimulate innovation and research to make Europe the

Online Smart Farming Conference

October 9, 2020 The online Smart Farming Conference taking place on October 9, 2020 will focuses on digital technology and data-driven innovations in agriculture. The conference topics approach precision agriculture, available technologies for Farming 4.0 – drones, sensors, Internet of Things, Multi-spectral imaging, Robotics, Big Data, AI and more. Furthermore, attendees can learn from real business situations

The OGC New Space Workshop: Europe

Event Twitter Hashtag: #OGCNewSpaceRegistration:  Click to Register for Session One (Oct 15) Click to Register for Session Two (Oct 16) Start: Thursday, 15 October 2020 09:00 EDT End: Friday, 16 October 2020 06:00 EDT Event Description:  ‘New Space’ is a paradigm driven by a combination of technology and market advances such as rocket launches, small satellites, orbital planes, evolving sensors,

EOcafe: Women in Copernicus – The First Results of the WIC Survey

Women are part of the Copernicus experience. They are not always visible, but they are present in the production flow of the Copernicus / Earth Observation / Geoinformation (Copernicus/EO/GI) domains. The “Women in Copernicus” WIC project wants to give a voice and a face to the women who work with Copernicus, whether they are experts

The beginning of Negotiations of the next EU budget

When will the Council, the Parliament and the Commission reach an agreement for the EU’s budget? What will be the consequences of the future negotiations? Now that the trilateral discussions officially started, these questions are crucial for the future of the EU’s flagship programmes and the Recovery fund. Negotiators are racing against the clock, as


EARSC’s extensive engagement with Earth observation user communities has highlighted the need for a common language to help services providers and users arrive at a mutual understanding of the types of services that can be offered and the benefits that can be delivered. We have developed an EO taxonomy that is not only a process of naming

A Lack of User Awareness

I am convinced that one of the biggest hindrances to the uptake of geo-information comes from barriers within organisations. Often, we hear it described as “lack of user awareness” – which it is – but it goes deeper than that and requires considerable effort, time and patience to solve. Overcome these barriers, and the potential

PARSEC Accelerator selects 15 winners at the PARSEC Demo Days

PARSEC Accelerator selects 15 winners at the PARSEC Demo Days PARSEC Press Release #4 Brussels, Belgium, 3rd of July 2020 PARSEC Accelerator Open Call 2 concluded today by selecting the 15 teams that will receive access to €100.000 in equity-free funding and the PARSEC second stage business support services. In total, 60 consortia consisting of

e-shape to expand the EuroGEO community by onboarding further partners in the project

e-shape launched the Call for EO-based products 2020 on June 8th to onboard further partners in the e-shape consortium and expand the EuroGEO community. The Call for EO-based products 2020 addresses Earth Observation-based products contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement or Sendai Framework. Eligible entities have the unique opportunity to become a new



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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