The voice of the Earth Observation


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Discover the largest European
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


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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ESA to host Atmospheric Science Conference

ESA is holding a five-day Europhysics Conference at its ESRIN facilities in Frascati, Italy, from 8-12 May 2006, for data users, scientists and students working in the field of remote sensing of the atmosphere. (Credits ESA)

eoVox Stakeholders Consultation Workshop, 14 September 2006, Frascati,Italy

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.

EU young people to choose new name for GMES

In a competition announced by Commission Vice-President G¬?nter Verheugen, European students will be given the chance to come up with a new name for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security initiative (GMES), Europe??s joint effort to make Earth Observation information available to the widest set of users. (Credits Europa)

Mainoni and Verheugen: GMES will secure our future

EU conference concretises the European space project (Credits EU2006)

Presentations from GRAZ Dialogue

Link to presentations from Graz Dialogue (Credits ESPI)

Preparation of the Informal Competitiveness Council of Ministers, Graz06,

The EU Competitiveness Council will meet in Graz on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 April under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor and Minister Hubert Gorbach, Austrian Federal Minister for Economics and Labour Mr Bartenstein, Austrian Research Minister, Mrs Elisabeth Gehrer. The European Commission will be represented by Vice President G¬?nter Verheugen, responsible for Enterprise and Industry, Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for Science and Research, Neelie Kroes, Commissioner for Competition Policy, and Charlie McCreevy, Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services.
(Credits ESA

GMES takes centre stage in Graz

The importance of GMES for European citizens was highlighted today at a press conference in Graz, Austria, marking the end of the symposium 'A Market for GMES in Europe and its regions - the Graz Dialogue'. (Credits ESA)

Interview Spring 2006

Interview with Mr. Peter Williams, International Marketing Lead for Location Products & Services at Microsoft

EARSC Recommendations " The role of Industry in GMES and GEOSS"

Final Recommendations from the workshop ?¨The role of Industry in GMES and GEOSS?Æ held in Paris on March 21st 2006.

The role of Industry in GMES and GEOSS

Considering the fact that in a large part the success of GMES and GEOSS hinges on a proper and efficient role of industry, it is high time for industry to get together to evaluate the present situation, to make an overall assessment of GMES/GEOSS opportunities in terms of socio-economic and industrial terms as well as to study an action plan which would allow industry to play a role in insuring the success of these initiatives.

ASTRO+ poised to deliver EU space and security roadmap

Proposals for the European Union??s Seventh Framework space and security research programme will emerge from the soon-to-be-completed ?Ñ2.94 million ($3.5 million) European Advanced Space Technology to Support Security Operations (ASTRO+) study. A roadmap of proposals is expected to cover technologies for navigation, Earth imaging, data dissemination and broadband communications. (Credits Flight International)

Strategies for Earth Observation: 18th CEOS-SIT meeting at ESRIN

On 21 and 22 March, the Strategic Implementation Team (SIT) of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) will be holding its 18th meeting at ESA??s ESRIN in Frascati.(Credits ESA)

Natural disasters, how should Europe respond?

On 20 March 2006, in front of an audience attending a European Parliament Joint Public Hearing on ?¨Natural Disasters ?± How should Europe respond??Æ, Jacqueline McGlade, the Executive Director of the European Environmental Agency called for a comprehensive, integrated and sustained infrastructure for observation and early warning to apprehend natural disasters. She also warned on

Commission to set up new ?´GMES Bureau??

The European Commission is to boost resources devoted the development of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative. In a decision taken on 8 March 2006, the Commission has established a new focal point for its GMES-related activities. (Credits Europa)



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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