Editorial

On behalf of our Board of Directors, it is a pleasure for me to introduce our first issue of the new EARSC (European Association of Remote Sensing Companies) Newsletter, "EO-Magazine", nicknamed “eomag”. This newsletter is the most recent action undertaken by our Board to better serve our members and to reach out to the Earth Observation community at large. Keep reading...
Summary Issue Spring 2005

EARSC Activities

EARSC welcomes two new Members

EARSC welcomes two new Members LogicaCMG (United Kigdom) and Sener (Spain)

Highlights: EARSC Goals

EARSC is the European association dedicated to representing the
companies involved in the Earth Observation domain, from satellites to
value-added services.

Highlights: EO Industy Summit

EO Industry Summit: Synthesis and Recommendations

Working group on Space Policy

After detailed deliberations at various Meetings, the EARSC Board
has recommended the constitution of a working group on Space Policy,
which will address the problems of Earth´s monitoring and the
importance of the Industry in these new challenges for Europe.

Interview

Mr. Luc Tytgat Head of the Space Policy and Coordination Unit, EC.

During the Earth and Space Week hosted by the European Commission from
12-20 February 2005, Mr. Luc Tytgat, Head of the Space Policy and
Coordination Unit in DG Enterprises and Industry, European Commission
said the Commission supports Earth Observation initiatives and is
making an effort to find the optimal way to ensure that European Space
Industry remains highly competitive.

Industry Profile

GAF–AG

GAF–AG: Implementing Practical Solutions through Applied Satellite Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Management

Member News

ARGOSS supports the Electric Lamb Mission

The Electric Lamb Mission is working to bring disaster relief to the December 26th tsunami survivors in the most remote parts of Sumatra‘s Aceh province, areas that are nearly impossible to reach by land and air.

ArTEMIS LiDAR rapid turnaround

NPA’s partner Precision Terrain Surveys Ltd. is active in a UK flying programme, gathering elevation data for applications from flood event modelling to 3D city modelling.

EADS Astrium Spain presents SMOS

EADS Astrium Spain presented the Earth observation instrument of ESA’s SMOS satellite, led by the Spanish Industry.

GMES in Action!

The Respond GMES service element in Humanitarian Aid has been active in providing timely mapping for recent crises

Location-Based Services

NPA have been involved in the ESA EOMD ‘Earth Observation Response to Geo-Information Market Drivers – Location Based Service Market Segment’ project led by Comsine.

LogicaCMG contributes to success of Japan's new weather satellite MTSAT-1R

The first image from Japan’s new weather satellite, MTSAT-1R, has now been successfully received and processed by the new ground facilities at the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)’s Hatoyama centre, 100km north of Tokyo.

NPA supports the MapAction Asian tsunami relief effort with expertise

NPA supports the MapAction Asian tsunami relief effort with expertise

Terrafirma

With growing involvement in disaster and risk management, NPA are at the forefront in the application of satellite SAR Interferometry (InSAR) for ground displacement and subsidence detection.

Three Years in Orbit

Paris, April 6, 2005 – Jason-1 satellite with its altimetry payload and the MERIS hyperspectral instrument onboard ESA‘s Envisat have simultaneously celebrated the completion of three years in flight, in December 2004 for Jason and in February 2005 for Meris. Both provide key Oceanography products, and an user-oriented workshop took place in Cannes for the event end of March.

Earth Observation News

Earth Observation Handbook

The 2005 Edition of the CEOS Earth Observation Handbook has been prepared by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Elements of European Space Policy

Comments on the presentation of April 5th on preliminary elements of European Space Policy (Interface with Industry). Paul Kamoun on behalf OF EARSC

Questions on GMES

Questions on GMES extracted from the preparation of the ESA Council at Ministerial level

Socio-Economic Benefits Analysis of GMES

Socio-Economic Benefits Analysis of Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES)

Programmes

European Programmes: ESA ITT: Groung Segment Architecture for GMES

ESA Open Invitation To Tender: AO4805

European Programmes: A new CIP Framework programme

A new CIP Framework programme (2007-2013)

European Programmes: Call for next Earth Explorer missions

The Earth Explorer series of satellites are designed to address critical environmental issues and, as such, are an important contribution to the global endeavour to further our understanding of the Earth.

European Programmes: EIROforum

The EIROforum paper on science policy describes their collective vision on the future of European scientific research in order to support the Lisbon Process by working, alongside the Commission, for the implementation of the European Research Area.

European Programmes: INSPIRE development

Call for Expression of Interest for INSPIRE development
(preparatory phase 2005 – 2006) now open.

European Programmes: Space 2005

Call for proposals for ‘Space 2005’ under the Sixth Framework

European Programmes: The Seventh Framework Programme

The Seventh Framework Programme: Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities

International Programmes: ProVentium Consortium

[UNOOSA-STDM] ProVention Sponsors Grants for Risk Reduction

International Programmes: Ten-Year GEOSS Action Plan

Around 60 nations and more than 40 international organisations
participated in the Third Earth Observation summit on 16 February 2005
in Brussels.

International Programmes: United Nations Development Programme

UN Development “up to $500,000 to enterpreneurs promoting conservation

Events

Events and Symposia

Events and Symposia