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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GEONETCast is a global network of satellite based data dissemination systems providing environmental data to a world-wide user community. The current partners within the GEONETCast initiative include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and EUMETSAT, as well as many prospective data provider partners. (Source EUMETSAT)

Advisory Groups for FP7

External Advisory Groups have been set up by the Commission for the 7th Framework Programme. The memberships, mandates and reports can be found on this page (documents will be added as they become available). (Source EC- Europa)

GEONETCast – A new global highway to broadcast vital Earth data

Intergovernmental conference
of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) (Source EC- Europa)

FP7, First calls for proposals on 22 December 20

The European Commission has announced the date of the opening of the first calls for proposals under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

Seventh Research Framework Programme

The European Union puts considerable emphasis on the need to invest more in research. (Source EU-Rapid)

Understanding the 7FP

FP7 is the short name for the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. (Source EC- Europa)

Satellite Telecommunications for GMES applications

The TANGO project has been selected for co-funding by the European Commission in the 3rd Call for proposals of the Aeronautics and Space priority of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). (Source GMES-Info)

GMES and the Protection of European Seas

An international conference on the Baltic Sea and the European Marine Strategy was held in order to focus on the need for intensified dialogue between researchers and policy-makers (Source at EU2006 BalticSea)

'Enact Space Law To Govern Use Of Remote Sensing Data

Press Trust Of India reports that the President A P J Abdul Kalam today suggested enactment of a law to govern the use of outer space and regulate the use of data acquired from remote sensing satellites, particularly of sensitive installations.(Source Spacemart)

EU and South Korea sign technology agreement

The EU and South Korea have signed a cooperation agreement on science and technology research.

Conciliation Agreement on INSPIRE Directive

During the conciliation procedure, the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on INSPIRE Directive on 21 November 2006. (Source GMES)

Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

_Agreement on Seventh Framework Programme for scientific research 2007-2013 _ __ Research and innovation – 14-11-2006 The Industry Committee adopted on Monday second reading compromise amendments on the Seventh Framework Research Programme (FP7), which had been agreed in informal meetings with the Council. The EU??s main programme for funding scientific research, running for seven years


ideal-ist offers a fast-working, pro-active and very efficient partnering network for those organisations whishing to participate in the ICT Programme. The project provides an advanced online platform that facilitates the search for partners interested in setting up or joining ICT projects according to the active calls. We help you find partners all over Europe, Eastern

Disaster warning to be ready by 2007: ISRO

PANAJI: An advanced disaster warning system to be developed by Indian Space Research organization (ISRO) - National Disaster Management Support System - will be in place in a year's time. (Source Astroexpo)

ASPRS Survey Preliminary results

The preliminary report to the Future Land Imaging Working Group on The American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Survey on the Future of Land Imaging is now available at ASPRS

European Space Agency and Google Earth showcase our planet

Ever wanted to see what volcanic eruptions, dust storms and changing ice glaciers look like from space? The European Space Agency (ESA) has created a special layer of content that will appear in Google Earth, enabling people to see over 130 new ESA satellite images including natural phenomena and manmade landmarks such as the Palm Islands in Dubai. (Source ESA)



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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