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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

Brussels, Spot 5 Sqtellite - Airbus Defence and Space


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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Interview Summer 2006

Interview with Mr. Guy Weets, Deputy Head of the ICT for the Environment Unit of DG INFSO

Earth Explorer Mission Assesment Group – Membership application now open

Following the selection of six new Core Earth Explorer proposals to undergo assessment study, ESA is inviting all scientists who wish to apply for membership of one or more of the associated Mission Assessment Groups to do so via the following website

`People trained in geoinformatics in demand'

"With geoinformatics, we can take Bangalore forward not by inches, but by miles," said Anup K. Pujari, Principal secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Information Technology and Biotechnology.(Credits

Dragon Symposium highlights success of projects

Nearly 200 scientists are gathered in Lijiang city in the Yunnan Province of the People??s Republic of China to attend the third annual five-day Dragon Symposium.(Credits ESA)

FP7- 7th Framework Programme

On 6 April the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new EU programme for Research. The proposal provides new impetus to increase Europe’s growth and competitiveness, recognising that knowledge is Europe’s greatest resource. (Credits Europa)

Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System up and running

Eighteen months after the tragic tsunami of December 2004, the entire Indian Ocean region has a warning system capable of receiving and distributing tsunami advisories around the clock. UNESCO Director-General Ko?îchiro Matsuura announced that the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System is up and running as scheduled in an address to the Executive Council of UNESCO??s

ESA donates mosaic of global images taken by Envisat to United Nations

The European Space Agency today donated a composite satellite image of global land cover provided by its Envisat satellite to the United Nations in Geneva, as a testimony to the current state of our planet, to be handed down to future generations. (Credits ESA)

ESA signs agreement with Spot

The European Space Agency has signed an agreement with the company that distributes data commercially from the French Space Agency's Spot satellites.
(Credits UPI)

Weather: can we predict the upredictable?

We have all tried to have a barbeque or an outdoor wedding with everything planned and orchestrated, then we turn to the weather forecast and read: ?¨sunny spells with the chance of showers?Æ. (Credits Europa)

United Arab Emirates to monitor construction sites via satellite

The UAE labour ministry will soon use high-resolution satellite imagery to monitor the country's big construction projects which have been the scene of several riots, newspapers reported this week. (Credits Spacemart and Agence France Presse)

Fostering competitiveness Europe's ICT industry: Task Force

The information and communication technology (ICT) sector is a key contributor to growth in the EU. (Credits Europa)

UK Geographic Information Strategy Moves Ahead

Plans to encourage more effective use of digital geographic information (GI) across business and public services have taken a significant step forward today, with the commissioning of a team of consultants to assist the GI Panel to create a UK-wide GI strategy. (Credits SpatialNews)

Group on Earth Observations discusses projects

Representatives of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), an intergovernmental organization comprising various countries, are meeting in S?Äûo Jos?à dos Campos (SP) to discuss earth observation projects. (Credits GEO)

Land information systems, cadastral mapping to grow 200 p.c.

India has emerged as a major data conversion centre for Geospatial services.

ISI features at European Technology Platforms conference

Over 500 participants, representing industry, the research community and policy makers, converged on Vienna on 4-5 May 2006 for a conference on European Technology Platforms (ETPs). (Credits Europa)

Europe??s space industry meets to foster the future

Representatives of 630 companies and organisations will meet later this month at ESA??s Industry Space Days 2006. (Credits 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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