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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Telespazio purchases Spanish company Aurensis

Specialized in technologies for territorial applications and aerial, satellite and Earth observation services,

Google to Start Charging for Map Searches to Combat Global Warming

Google is expected to announce a drastic change to their popular Google Maps application sometime within the next few months.

First weather satellite, TIROS I, launched 48 years ago

The Television Infrared Observation Satellite I (TIROS-I) was launched on April 1, 1960, from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Satellites take sustainability to new heights

Since 2005 ESA has been working with large multinational companies for the Earth Observation Support for Corporate Sustainable Development Reporting project to help them improve their environmental performance.

SA seeks to nail down strategy for earth-observation assets

South Africa is currently developing a national strategy regarding the need for, access to, and use of, space-based earth observation assets.

Joint action to monitor impact of climate change in ACP countries

As the consequences of climate change become increasingly apparent, two European bodies, EUMETSAT and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), have come together and signed a collaboration agreement.

GAF AG successfully completes consultancy for CRITC in Indonesia

GAF AG, an internationally active geo-information company, has completed its consultancy services including technical assistance, know-how transfer, provision of skills and experience in the fields of coral reef ecology, coral reef management, GIS, web and institutional strengthening to the headquarters of CRITC in Gedung LIPI, Cikini, Jakarta and 8 districts in Sumatra. Works started in January 2005 and has been performed under a contract for the Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program (COREMAP), Phase II.

Satellites take sustainability to new heights

Since 2005 ESA has been working with large multinational companies for the Earth Observation Support for Corporate Sustainable Development Reporting project to help them improve their environmental performance.

Satellites take sustainability to new heights

Shell Canada has incorporated Earth Observation data into its Sustainable Development Report, demonstrating the potential of satellites to provide a global and cost-effective way to measure objectively the sustainability of business activities.

German radar satellite generates precise traffic information

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has announced it has begun several months of tests into the feasibility of obtaining traffic information via its new radar satellite TerraSAR-X.

Do We Need Traffic Signals in Space Yet?

It was bound to happen—Euroconsult, the international research and analyst firm specializing in the satellite sector, announced that the satellite-based Earth observation sector is entering a new expansion phase.

Finmeccanica: Telespazio to take part in "SATExpo Europe 2008"

t the New Rome Trade Center from 27th to 29th March
(WAPA) – Telespazio, a Finmeccanica/Thales company, will take part in “SATExpo Europe 2008”, the international exhibition of space and advanced telecommunications to be held at the New Rome Trade Center from 27 to 29 March.

New portrait of Earth shows land cover as never before

A new global portrait taken from space details Earth’s land cover with a resolution never before obtained.

What makes Definiens Developer different?

Test the most advanced object-based image analysis software available to GIS Professionals: Definiens Developer

Earth from Space: Splitting iceberg

Envisat captures the break up of the massive A53A iceberg located just east of the South Georgia Island (visible at image bottom) in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

CSIR eyes satellite data requirements

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Satellite Applications Centre is canvassing industry about the country’s future satellite data requirements.



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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