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Earth Observation Network

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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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Sofradir wins contract from Galileo Avionica for Italian space mission PRISMA

Sofradir’s largest Infrared detector, Saturn, will provide researchers with new data for environmental protection project. Paris, France, January 19th, 2009 – Sofradir, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors for military, space and industrial applications, announced today that it has signed a contract with Galileo Avionica (Italy), a worldwide supplier of space equipment

A new 'pair of eyes' in space

They are the “eyes in the sky” that spy on Afghan poppy growers and mapped the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Now, two new satellites are to be added to the five-strong DMC constellation, and made freely available for research. Deimos-1 and UK-DMC2 will supply imagery to support global environment monitoring projects when they launch later

Satellites help locate water in Niger

Like most sub-Saharan African countries, Niger faces problems meeting its water needs. As part of ESA’s TIGER initiative, satellite data are being used to identify underground water resources in the drought-prone country. Due to the rainfall variability in time and in space, during recent years the rain-fed agriculture struggles to meet the requirements of food

Landmark year ahead for Earth observation science missions

(Jan 2009) With three Earth Explorer satellites set to launch this year, another three under construction and up to three more about to be selected for feasibility study, 2009 promises to be a significant year for ESA’s contribution to Earth science – paving the way to a clearer understanding of how our planet works. Understanding

Jason-2 begun providing ocean data in near-real time

The Jason-2 Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), launched on 15 June 2008, will produce and distribute three global data products to users: OGDR (Operational Geophysical Data Record) in near-real time (three hours); IGDR (the Interim Geosphysical Data Record) and GDR (Geophysical Data Record). These three products cover ocean parameters and use the same basic format.

Interview Winter 2008/2009

TeleAtlas and Thales Alenia Space talking about some aspects relevant for the European and International Navigation/LBS sector and possible links with geo-information.

Partnering With China: Beijing Earth Observation To Distribute RapidEye Products

Brandenburg/Havel, Germany—RapidEye, Germany’s only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate their own satellite constellation, announced today that Beijing Earth Observation, Inc. (BEO), a subsidiary of Eastdawn Group. Inc., will be their Chinese distributor. “This has promise to be a very lucrative partnership for both companies,” comments John Ahlrichs, RapidEye’s Vice President. “BEO is a

South Pole satellites to bolster climate change accuracy

Project to calibrate sensor equipment expected to deliver significant improvements in accuracy of climate change predictions A South Pole snowfield is to become the most analysed spot on earth this month as a global network of scientists train more than 30 satellites on the area to calibrate their sensor equipment. The exercise, which could have

EADS abandons U.S. acquisition to protect cash amid financial crisis

LONDON, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) — The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) said on Tuesday that it had pulled out of a “significant” U.S. acquisition in order to “protect cash” amid the current global financial crisis. “We want to protect cash so we are focusing and reducing our investment expenses,” EADS Chief Executive Louis

DMCii and DynAgra Help Farmers Control Costs And Boost Yields

Canadian precision agriculture supplier and consultancy DynAgra has completed its first precision agriculture campaign using DMCii satellite imagery to provide sophisticated agronomic tools to its customers. DynAgra tasked DMCii with acquiring multi-spectral imagery of agricultural plots in the province of Alberta. DMCii provided the imagery in an accurately orthorectified format that could be used immediately

Indian Farmers To Consult Scientists Via Satellite

(Jan 2009) Farmers of Northeast can now interact with top scientists of the country and seek solutions to their problems related to farming, market, health and weather dynamics from their nearest Village Resource Centres (VRC). The Shillong-based North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) in association with Bangalore-based Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set up

Satellite to watch for illegal dumping

To reduce illegal dumping of industrial waste, the Environment Ministry has started to use an Earth observation satellite to monitor areas from space, it was learned Thursday. The Iwate prefectural government has begun experimentally receiving relevant satellite data and has given administrative guidance to companies that have illegally dumped industrial waste. Iwate’s success has prompted

Japan Set To Launch Greenhouse Gas-Monitoring Satellite

Japan is set to launch its Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) this month in an effort to monitor the emissions of carbon dioxide and methane around the world. Slated to launch using the H-2A rocket on January 21, GOSAT is also known as Ibuki, which is Japanese for “breath” because the satellite will track how

India to launch exclusive satellite for climate

Bangalore, Dec 30 : Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. Madhavan Nair has said that after the success of Chandrayaan 1, India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is going to launch an exclusive weather satellite jointly with the French space agency CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) in 2009 The satellite, named ‘Mehga Tropiques’ will study

Malaysia uses satellite to fight illegal logging: report

Malaysia is zooming in on forests with a satellite in order to fight illegal logging which its government says is harming the major timber exporting country, a report said Sunday. Darus Ahmad, deputy director-general with the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency, said the “eye in the sky” programme was put in place in October. “There is



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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