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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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Volume 2 in "Studies in Space Policy" available

“Threats, Risks and Sustainability – Answers by Space” is now available as volume 2 in the book series “Studies in Space Policy” edited by ESPI and published by SpringerWien NewYork. Building on a conference organised by ESPI in December 2007 in Vienna, this book provides an interdisciplinary analysis/perspectives on how space can contribute to solving

From V1: Is Real-time Geodata Important?

Written by Jeff Thurston, Friday, 10 April 2009. Ten year’s ago real-time geodata was more or less a dream. Five year’s ago most people began to see more real-time data and were talking about it, but it was still something for the adventurous with deep pockets, who could afford to acquire it, process it and

BARSC Workshop 2009: Presentations and open forum on Remote Sensing in the Green Economy (Applications and Opportunities)

Thursday 21st May 2009, 09:30-16:30 BERR Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London First Announcement The drive to monitor and mitigate global climate change, improve energy efficiency, reduce waste, prevent environmental pollution, and protect the Earth’s natural resources is set to create numerous new jobs and substantial wealth for the remote sensing community through a variety

Societal Security conferences in Stockholm in September-October 2009

Fourth European Security Research Conference (SRC09) September 29-30 and
First Euro-Atlantic Stakeholder Conference October 1-2, Sweden

2009 best practices for spatial data infrastructures

The objective of the eSDI-NET+ project is to establish a network for communication and knowledge exchange of best practices on European Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), which will enhance the use of geographic information provided by the GMES. Recently, a call for submission of best practices on SDI’s has been launched, focusing on sub national level,

ESA – VAE gets off to a strong start!

More than 140 proposals were received in response to the first three Invitations To Tender issued in 2008 under the new program VAE (Value Adding Element). This confirms that issues of high interest for the EO service industry are being addressed in VAE. VAE is an element of the ESA Earth Observation Envelope Program (EOEP-3).

LIMES end Users engagement Workshop in Paris, 26 March 2009

“Lessons to be learned after the Land&Infrastructure and Maritime Surveillance related demos”. The Workshop will take place in Paris on 26 March 2009. It aims to present the results of the first development cycle of the LIMES project mainly to Users and Stakeholder not directly involved into the LIMES Services Demonstration performed last year. Since

ESA hosts GMES session at ‘Towards eEnvironment’ conference

The exchange of environmental information will be the focus of the ‘Towards eEnvironment’ conference held this week in Prague. ESA will host a GMES session to discuss the status of the programme and demonstrate how its services are helping users. The conference, held in the framework of the Czech Republic’s European Union presidency, is dedicated

India Set To Launch Imaging Satellite With Israeli Support

India is all set to launch a radar imaging satellite (RISAT) built with “substantial inputs” from the Israel aerospace industry from Sriharikota spaceport, an ISRO official said. Israel has supplied Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), which is in fact “heart” of the 1780-kg remote sensing satellite, the official told PTI on condition of anonymity. “Israel has

From V1: How Can We Communicate that Geospatial Technology Matters?

Perspectives Written by Matt Ball. Thursday, 19 March 2009 We need to do a better job as an industry educating decision makers about why geospatial technology matters. This was one of the main points that Anne Hale-Miglarese, principal at Booz Allen Hamilton and chair of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, made in her talk at

Action Plan on the "GMES and Africa" initiative

The “GMES and Africa” process was launched by the Maputo Declaration, signed on 15 October 2006. The initiative aims to strengthen and further develop infrastructure for a more coherent exploitation of Earth Observation data (space and in-situ), technologies and services in support of the environmental policies for sustainable development in Africa and ACP countries. In

Eyes of all the World staring at e-Geos

Rome, Italy – From “Sat Expo 2009”. Probable share entry by an Abu Dhabi company (WAPA) – e-Geos is a joint-venture having as principal shareholders the Italian Space Agency (ASI) with 25% and Telespazio (a Finmeccanica/Thales company) with 53% (Efibanca Engineering Spa, Eurimage and Vitrociset detained the remaining capital) with the mission to promote and

Europe Launches First Earth Explorer Mission Goce

The European Space Agency has launched its Goce gravity mapping satellite. Goce left Earth at 1421GMT on a modified intercontinental ballistic missile from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in north-west Russia. The mission will give scientists new insights into how the interior of the planet is structured and provide key information on how the oceans move. The

SciSys software team celebrate launch of Europe’s gravity monitoring satellite mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched the most sophisticated mission ever to investigate the Earth’s gravitational field and to map the reference shape of our planet – the geoid – with unprecedented resolution and accuracy. The launch was applauded by staff at SciSys’ offices in the UK and Germany where they have been responsible

'Supermodel' satellite set to fly

_By Jonathan Amos, Science reporter, BBC News Europe is set to launch one of its most challenging space missions to date. The Goce satellite will map minute variations in the pull of gravity experienced across the planet. Scientists will use its data to improve their understanding of how the oceans move, and to frame a

GOCE Will Map The Earth's Gravity As Never Before

ESA is about to launch the most sophisticated of Earth Observation satellites to investigate the Earth’s gravitational field with unprecedented resolution and accuracy. GOCE data will be crucial for obtaining accurate measurements of ocean circulation and sea-level change, both of which are affected by climate change. The data will help to better understand processes occurring



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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