EARSC works in an increasing number of projects to bring additional resources and effort to meet our overall goal of delivering value to members. We have no goal to grow the Association, but we do have a goal to deliver more services and hence value to members. Below, you can find a description of the projects in which we are participating whilst on the linked page, you can find a history of past projects and on another one, you can find out more about working with us on future projects.
The vision of the Horizon 2020 project CopHub.AC is to establish a long-term Copernicus hub to consolidate and sustain the Copernicus Academy as a knowledge and innovation platform. To fulfill this several nodes will be created – like a new form of research briefs, knowledge landscape, outreach and sustainability.
It will focus and link ongoing R&D activities in Copernicus-relevant academic fields and sustain the innovation process from academia to business on a high scientific and technical level. We have a clear commitment to a full thematic and geographic coverage for a Europe-wide boost in demand-driven uptake of space technology and geospatial information.
More information about the project at www.cophub-ac.eu
EO4GEO is an Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance gathering 26 partners from 13 EU countries, most of which are part of the Copernicus Academy Network. Be they from academia, public or private sector, they are all active in the education and training fields of the space / geospatial sectors.
EO4GEO aims to bridge the skills gap between the supply and demand of education and training in the space/geospatial sectors, fostering the uptake and integration of space/geospatial data and services in a broad range of application domains.
More information about the project at www.eo4geo.eu
FIRE - European Forum for Earth Observation
FIRE, the industry-led Forum for Innovation and Research in European Earth Observation, has started its activities to shape the Research and Innovation Strategy for Earth Observation (EO) solutions in Europe. It will establish a user community across different sectors, starting with agriculture, energy, raw materials, infrastructure, marine, and urban spaces. A dedicated ‘EO Evangelist’ programme will promote the adoption of EO solutions in these sectors. Open dialogue with the demand side will guide the development, delivery and uptake of EO services in Europe.
More information about the project at fire-forum.eu
e-shape is a unique initiative that brings together decades of public investment in Earth Observation and in cloud capabilities into services for the decision-makers, the citizens, the industry and the researchers.
It allows Europe to position itself as global force in Earth Observation through leveraging Copernicus, making use of existing European capacities and improving user uptake of the data from GEO assets.
More information about the project at e-shape.eu
PARSEC is a business accelerator supporting the creation of new Earth Observation (EO) based products and services. The accelerator targets SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs and researchers who want to have an impact on the emerging Food, Energy and Environment sectors. With the support of PARSEC, their ideas will be developed into solutions fuelled by the benefits of EO.
The PARSEC Accelerator is funded by the “Horizon 2020” Research and Innovation programme of the European Union.
More information about the project at parsec-accelerator.eu
The ConnectEO project – “Connecting European Earth Observation to International Markets” is funded by the EASME under the COSME Cluster Go International programme, ConnectEO aims to promote and foster market access between the European Earth Observation SMEs and two target countries: Australia and Chile. The project will focus on the use of EO addressing business opportunities and key socioeconomic/environmental challenges in the maritime and agricultural sectors.
More information about the project: https://www.connect-eo.eu
The SeBS project – Through a series of case studies, EARSC aims to gather quantitative evidence that the usage of Copernicus Sentinel data provides an effective and convenient support to various market applications. These studies are undertaken in the frame of the project “Showcasing the benefits brought by the usage of Sentinels data to society, environment and economy: a bottom-up assessment based on traceable impacts along selected value chains”, under an assignment from the European Space Agency (ESA) funded by the European Union as part of the Copernicus Programme.
More information about the project: https://earsc.org/sebs/
The OCRE project – The Open Clouds for Research Environments project (OCRE), aims to accelerate cloud adoption in the European research community, by bringing together cloud providers, Earth Observation (EO) organisations and the research and education community, through ready-to-use service agreements and €9.5 million in adoption funding.
More information about the project: https://www.ocre-project.eu