The voice of the Earth Observation


Barents bloom, Sentinel-2A - processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Discover the largest European
Earth Observation Network

Our Members

Lake Balkhash, Kazakhastan, Sentinel 2 - processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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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GOCE-European science satellite launch delayed until at least February

The Russian authorities responsible for the Rockot launcher that shall carry ESA’s GOCE Earth Explorer satellite into orbit have completed the investigation of a failure in the guidance and navigation system of the launcher’s Upper Stage (Breeze KM). The anomaly was discovered during the spacecraft’s launch preparation tests on 7 September 2008 in Plesetsk, which

“World Premiere” of a RapidEye Satellite Image

Brandenburg/Havel, October 21, 2008 – The first public release of a RapidEye image is being unveiled today on the company’s website. This demonstration image highlights the capabilities of RapidEye imagery in many market segments, by showing diverse landscapes that include agricultural fields, forests, cities and

Italian ASI: the third COSMO-SkyMed satellite ready to launch

Rome, Italy – The launch from Vandenberg Air Force base
(WAPA) – Everything is ready at the Vandenberg Air Force base in California for the launch of the third satellite in the Earth Observation constellation, COSMO-SkyMed, on a Boeing Delta II rocket. The liftoff is scheduled for October 24 at 7:28 p.m. local time.

EOmag Interviews 2005-2008

Summary EARSC-EOMAG interviews

Interview Autumn 2008

Mr Paul Weissenberg, Director in DG Enterprise and Industry at the European Commission

ERDAS APOLLO 2009 Selected by China’s National Environmental Protection Ministry

China’s National Environmental Protection Ministry is implementing ERDAS APOLLO 2009, a unified enterprise platform for managing and serving large volumes of geospatial data located and distributed across an organization.

Space and the UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee


Geo-Information Connectivity

By Philippe Delclaux, Infoterra Global EADS/Astrium SAS In 1987, I was working at Spot Image Corporation, in the Washington, D.C. area, running Technical Operations and processing what we called “remotely sensed data” from the SPOT 1 satellite. We got an order from a large fast food company that was performing market studies to assess the

Sessions and presentations: GMES Forum 2008 in Lille

The webstreaming of the GMES Forum 2008 that took place in Lille on 16-17 September 2008 is now available online on the Europa website It is now possible to watch and listen to all the sessions of the Forum in its five languages (FR, DE, EN, IT, ES) and to watch/download the presentations and CVs

Competitiveness Council resolves to advance the European Space Policy

[Date: 2008-09-29]. On 26 September, the Competitiveness Council adopted a resolution to advance Europe’s Space Policy. The resolution sets out four priority areas: space and climate change; space and security; space exploration; and the contribution of space to the Lisbon Strategy. The Member States highlighted in particular the importance of the rapid and successful implementation

LIFE+ Call for proposals

The 2008 call for proposals for projects funded under the new LIFE+ programme has been published by the European Commission. The 2008 call for proposals has been published by the European Commission on 15 July 2008. For this second LIFE+ call for proposals, the deadline for the submission of proposals to the Member States is

Ministers ask EU to guarantee access to space

Published: Friday 26 September 2008 In a resolution adopted on 26 September, European ministers responsible for space underlined the strategic importance of guaranteeing the continent’s political and technological independence on space and unveiled their ambition to make Europe one of the world’s leading space powers. The joint resolution, adopted by EU competitiveness ministers and representatives

Press Releases from Europa Website

Press Releases and interesting links from DG-ENT Website Preparation of the Competitiveness Council of Ministers, Brussels, 25/26 September 2008 Kopernikus: Observing our planet for a safer world What is Kopernikus? Speech G. Verheugen Lille Forum Think Small First: A Small Business Act for Europe Enterprise Europe Network:Business Support at Your Doorstep European portal for SMEs

Infoterra extends leadership in UK lidar data supply with addition of high resolution city datasets

deploys latest lidar technology to collect central London height data at industry’s highest resolution – 12 points per metre

UAE's first earth observation satellite ready for launch

Dubai, September 23: The UAE’s first remote-sensing earth observation satellite, DubaiSat 1, is ready for launch later this year, the country’s top science institute announced in Dubai on Tuesday. The satellite will provide the UAE with its first dedicated “eye in the sky” and will be launched onboard by a Russian rocket through the Moscow-based



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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