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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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EARSC Company Award 2022

Description: Following the great success of previous years, EARSC is pleased to announce the 2022 European EO Services Company Award. Criteria to apply: Companies registered in EU or ESA Member state countries. Nomination’s schedule: The name of the winner will be revealed at the EARSC General Assembly in June The candidates will be judged against

EARSC Partnership Award 2022

EARSC is running the “partnership” competition recognising and rewarding outstanding collaboration for the EO user-uptake.  Partnerships are encouraged to submit a proposal for cooperation or present an already established collaboration achievement “indicating this value creation from Innovation to Market”. The winner partnership will be recognized and promoted by EARSC in their network. Criteria to apply: Companies registered in EU or

EOcafe: The FUTURE OF COPERNICUS in Women’s Hands

Copernicus is the European Union’s flagship programme for monitoring Earth’s environment using satellite and in-situ observations. With 16 TB1 of data per day being received, Copernicus is the number one world provider of space data and information. As such, it is a key enabler of the European digital transition and, by enabling big data analytics

EOcafe: The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) is a European Union Agency providing technical expertise and operational assistance to improve maritime safety, pollution preparedness and response and maritime security. EMSA gives governments and authorities reliable information about the seas in order to support them in the implementation of maritime policies.EMSA also offers maritime services, including satellite-based

EOcafe: Access to finance for the EO services industry

The European Innovation Council (EIC), launched by the European Commission in March 2021, has the objective to support the commercialization of game changing innovations in the European Union. With a budget of EUR 10.1 billion, the EIC offers considerable funding opportunities to help companies, researchers, SME’s and start-ups by providing funding, networking and partnership opportunities.

EARSC Job: Administrative Assistant

General:The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) seeks an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the Secretary General and in close co-operation with others working for EARSC. This part-time (20h hours per week) position is for an indefinite duration. The Administrative Assistant will work in a team where

EOcafe: ‘Europe in a Changing World: The geo-strategic context for Space and EO Services’

Thursday 13th of January 2022 16:00-16:45 CET As we enter 2022, what can we expect for the EO sector and the business of space more broadly? It will surely be an important year for space actors in Europe, a year to consolidate actions and implement policies discussed in 2020 and 2021. How will these fit

Geoff’s blog: Ecosystem Accounting: a step further to achieve the Green Deal objectives

By Monica Miguel-Lago, Delphine Miramont and Geoff Sawyer The System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA)[1] is the accepted international standard for environmental-economic accounting, providing a framework for statistics on the environment and its relationship with the economy. In March 2021 the United Nations Statistical Commission adopted the SEEA Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA) as a new international

EARSC is hiring a Project Officer

General: The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) seeks a Project Officer to assist in its mission to promote the European EO Services Industry. The Project Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Secretary General and in close co-operation with others working for EARSC. The initial duration of the contract is 12

ProseccEO – EARSC Christmas EOcafe

It is the time to have our final EOcafe of the year and we would be very happy to share it with you. Therefore, we would like to invite you to ProseccEO – Christmas EOcafe to celebrate Christmas together. Put on your favorite Christmas clothes, decorate your ZOOM background and we are looking forward to

EOcafe: EuroGEO

Thursday 2nd of December 2021 16:00-16:45 CET EuroGEO is Europe’s contribution to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). EuroGEO intends to make a significant input to the implementation of GEOSS and to foster GEOSS uptake by users in Europe. In doing so, EuroGEO wishes to enable Europe to position itself as a global force in

Job Offer Maxar: Geospatial Sales Engineer

About the job Maxar is currently seeking a Sales Engineer to join our team in London, UK and be the primary technical resource for the Commercial Direct and Channel field sales teams. In this role, you will work in conjunction with the sales team as the key technical advisor and product advocate for our products



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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