The voice of the Earth Observation


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Discover the largest European
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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EOcafe: Destination Earth

Thursday 30th June 2022 16:00-17:00 CEST Join us in the EOcafe to understand what is planned under the Destination Earth initiative and what role industry can potentially play. What is Destination Earth? The EU has launched an initiative called Destination Earth (DestinE) which aims to develop – on a global scale – a highly accurate

Welcome to EXPANDEO & the FIRE Forum 2022

We are happy to invite you to EXPANDEO & FIRE FORUM 2022 on the 14th-15th of June 2022, in Brussels and online. EXPANDEO & the FIRE Forum 2022 is the event where participants get the chance to learn about market opportunities in various sectors while growing their business through networking and other interactive sessions. This

OHB Vacancy: Domain Manager Earth Observation Institutional (m/f/d)

OHB System AG – We.Create.Space OHB System AG is one of the leading space companies in Europe. The company is part of the listed high-tech group OHB SE, which has more than 3,000 employees working on pivotal European space programs. With two strong locations in Bremen and Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich and more than 40 years

EOcafe: EO & Humanitarian Assistance – from Petabytes to Preparedness

EO & Humanitarian Assistance – from Petabytes to Preparedness Thursday 2nd June 2022 16:00-17:00 CEST Join us to learn how EO data is transforming the response to disasters, improving the provision of humanitarian assistance, and so helping save lives. Background and Status-Quo  Satellite-derived information is already used in all phases of the disaster risk management

EOcafe: Shaping the EU Space diplomacy: Introducing the EU Global Action for Space

Thursday 19th May 2022 16:00-17:00 CEST In November 2021, the European Commission launched the first activity of the Global Action for Space initiative showcasing, through a series of webinars, how the Copernicus programme is used not only in Europe but also abroad. These first webinars, to which EARSC participated, marked the beginning of the Commission’s

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

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 15, 2022. Composed of 12 Directors, 10 seats will be renewed this year. It is an opportunity for EARSC Full members to be involved in the governance of the Association, contribute to the strategy and

EOcafe: The European State of the Climate Report 2021 from the Copernicus Climate Change Service

The European State of the Climate Report 2021  from the Copernicus Climate Change Service  Thursday May 5, 2022, 16:00-17:00 CEST  ECMWF is the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. It is both a research institute  and a 24/7 operational service, producing global numerical weather predictions and other data for its Member and Co-operating States and

EOcafe: “The Modernization of Copernicus”

Thursday 21st of April 2022 16:00-17:00 CEST In April 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic started to heavily impact the life and work of millions of people, in Europe and beyond, and the future was very uncertain. As physical meetings were not possible anymore, EARSC decided to start the EOcafe as a means to gather the Earth Observation

EOcafe: Funding Opportunities & Offered Services in AI & EO, AI4Copernicus, a Year on!

Thursday 7th of April 2022 16:00-17:00 CEST Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an indispensable and ubiquitous tool for growth and innovation for all sectors of the economy. For the world of Earth Observation (EO), the exponential advances in digital technologies and AI have and will continue to have a significant impact. At the same time, EO is

EOcafe: Understanding the European Commission Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation

Launched in April 2021, the Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation (KCEO) is a European Commission initiative to maximise the policy uptake of products and information from Copernicus, the Earth Observation (EO) programme of the EU. The KCEO is a focal point to help EU policymakers fully exploit the growing amount of EO data, products and

EARSC Awards 2022

Every year, at EARSC, we recognize companies performance, partnerships and outstanding products for their exemplary contribution to the European Earth Observation ecosystem through the EARSC Awards campaign. The awards are drawn from various categories and will be judged by renowned international experts The first and longest-running award is the Company Award where we recognize the company considered in that year to have made a significant contribution to

European EO Start Up Award 2022

EARSC, European EO Start Up Award 2022 We are pleased to announce the 2022 European EO Start Up Award. EARSC Secretariat is rewarding a start-up that is less than 5 years old, show growth in revenues and/or personnel growth and finally good and coherent promotion of the company and its products. Criteria to apply: Companies

EARSC EO Product Award 2022

EARSC EO product award 2022 will recognise a product that will support the Green Deal Agenda. The European Commission is demonstrating unprecedented leadership with the Green Deal flagship to tackle climate change and will require an abundance of resources, including viable data and information which will allow governments to identify risks, tailor policy response and resource allocation,



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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