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About EARSC

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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

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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 NEWS

OGC Appoints European Business Manager

Ms. Athina Trakas will manage OGS??s European business development activities. (Source Geoinformatics)

Canada-Finland Space Collaboration

Future Developments Could Produce Legal Minefield for Outer Space Activities. Canadian companies?? mission to Finland included warning that space activities are not simply a matter of technology. Space industry must keep an eye on international space law or face millions in unexpected costs. (Source PRweb)

GfK MACON, GfK PRISMA and GfK Regionalforschung are Joining Forces

GfK MACON, GfK PRISMA and GfK Regionalforschung have merged to form a new company, GfK GeoMarketing.(Source Spatialnews)

MetOp to be launched on 17 October

EUMETSAT confirms Tuesday 17 October as the new launch date for MetOp, Europe's first polar-orbiting satellite. MetOp will lift off at 18:28 CEST (16:28 UTC; 22:28 local time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on a Soyuz/ST launcher.

Nigeria to launch second earth observation satellite in 2008

Nigeria has started work on the design and construction of its second earth observation satellite billed for launch in 2008, Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency Robert Boroffice said here on Thursday. (Source: Xinhua)

The future of Europe's geo-information market

Intermap Technologies cordially invites you to join us in celebrating an important initiative for the future of Europeís geo-information market. Due to European demand for a uniform and updated digital elevation model, we have recently announced that over the next year and a half you will have access to NEXTMap Europe óthe most accurate elevation

INTERGEO 2006

CYBERCITY AG is looking forward to welcome you at the INTERGEO 2006 in Munich (10-12 October 2006) at the booth C2.2261 in hall 2.

Space, defence and European security discussed at Europe??s spaceport

ESA PR 35-2006. The WEU Assembly and the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) are jointly holding a conference on space, defence and European security in Kourou, French Guiana from 19-22 September 2006, at the invitation of the European Space Agency (ESA), the French space agency (CNES) and Arianespace. (Source: ESA)

Experts praise students?? studies at Alpbach Summer School

This year??s Summer School in Alpbach, Austria, was one of the most successful ever undertaken, according to both the students and the experts who took part. (Credits ESA)

GeoEye Approved For Listing On The Nasdaq Global Market

Orbimage Holdings Inc. which does business under the name GeoEye, announced today that The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC has approved its application to list its securities on The Nasdaq Global Market. Source Spacemart and GeoEye

'Environmental Change in Siberia — Insights from EO and modelling

The prospect of Siberian winters sending a chill down people's spines may not hold true for long given the threat posed to them by global warming according to experts at the University of Leicester.(Source: EurekAlert)

eoVox Stakeholders Consultation Workshop, 14Sep2006, at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati

The eoVox Consortium is pleased to announce a one-day workshop dedicated to the common interests of the Earth Observation value adding industry. The workshop will be held under the auspices of ESA/ESRIN on 14 September 2006 in Frascati, Italy. (Info eoVox)

Google Maps Spotlight Changes Across The Earth

Google began showcasing the world's natural wonders, famous haunts, and man-made changes on its global mapping service. (Credits Spacemart)

China To Launch Upgraded Oceanic Satellite

Chinese scientists plan to put into orbit the Haiyang 1-B (Ocean 1-B), an advanced version of the Haiyang 1-A oceanic satellite, by the end of this year to monitor marine environment and disasters.(Credits Spacedaily)

DMC International Imaging Wins Contract To Monitor Amazonian Rainforest

The Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE) has placed a contract for a second year with DMC International Imaging to acquire high-resolution satellite images of the entire 5 million square kilometres of the Amazon rainforest. (Credits Spacemart)

Thin-client web framework delivers interactive maps and charts

An open-platform framework improves Internet web mapping by combining the richness of traditional desktop applications with the reach of browser-based systems.(Credits SPIE)

MEMBERS NEWS

 

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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