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The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) is a trade association based in Brussels. negotiation Primarily a membership focused organisation, EARSC has recently been successful in winning contracts to expand its activities to support the industry which it represents. In consequence we are now seeking a Project Officer to increase the core team.

About EARSC:

EARSC – the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies – is a non-profit trade association working on behalf of the geospatial information services industry in Europe; in particular the EO services sector which comprises companies generating information using satellite imagery. Established 30 years ago, today, EARSC has over 100 members from throughout Europe and is gaining wide recognition as a key actor in the sector.

Of particular importance is the European Union flagship programme, Copernicus. This is offering new opportunities to the sector to help develop a commercial market and new commercial services. EARSC plays a key role as an interlocutor between the industry and the public stakeholders responsible for driving the Copernicus programme.

As well as a lobbying role, EARSC’s main effort is focused on helping to open up and develop the market for the products and services which the companies offer. We seek to understand and develop close links with other sectors in Europe and internationally which are (potential) users of these products and services.

The Role:

The Project Officer will work in a small team out of our office in Brussels. Their duties will include leading or supporting the EARSC activities within the secretariat and specifically those linked to a major European project contributing to global business. It will involve significant interaction with other organisations throughout Europe and requires initiative and innovation.

The job will include a certain amount of travel, mainly inside Europe, with much activity being focused around Brussels and the European institutions which are strong influencers for our technology and its markets.

The position will offer a variety of work and represents an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience of working with EU bodies from an industry perspective. Suitable support will be given to the candidate by senior members of the team and there is significant possibility to shape the job to suit the skills of the person recruited.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
• Co-ordinating a small team working on a key European project aiming to support companies and entrepreneurs (start-ups) develop their businesses
• Co-ordinating access to specialist expertise on markets, finance, technical and legal matters
• Ensuring the co-ordination with other project partners working to develop pilot applications
• Working with experts across Europe to evaluate proposals for new pilots
• Supporting young companies in their early growth stages
• Mapping European resources available to help the new businesses grow

Qualifications:
• A relevant university degree plus several years of experience
• Business knowledge preferably with direct business experience
• Excellent level of spoken and written English. Other languages are an advantage
Further qualities:
• Evidence of creative thinking and innovation; ability to take initiatives
• An ability to network and build good working relationships
• Ability to perform research tasks using both Internet tools and other direct methods.

Candidates are invited to submit their CV together with a letter of motivation to EARSC at info@earsc.org.

The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) is a trade association based in Brussels. Primarily a membership focused organisation, EARSC has recently been successful in winning contracts to expand its activities to support the industry which it represents. Some of these contracts involve the development of digital tools to achieve these ends. In consequence we are now seeking a Product Manager to increase the core team.

About EARSC:
EARSC – the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies – is a non-profit trade association working on behalf of the geospatial information services industry in Europe; in particular the EO services sector which comprises companies generating information using satellite imagery. Established 30 years ago, today, EARSC has over 100 members from throughout Europe and is gaining wide recognition as a key actor in the sector.

Of particular importance is the European Union flagship programme, Copernicus. This is offering new opportunities to the sector to help develop a commercial market and new commercial services. EARSC plays a key role as an interlocutor between the industry and the public stakeholders responsible for driving the Copernicus programme.

As well as a lobbying role, EARSC’s main effort is focused on helping to open up and develop the market for the products and services which the companies offer. We seek to understand and develop close links with other sectors in Europe and internationally which are (potential) users of these products and services.

The Role:
The Product Manager will work in a small team out of our office in Brussels. Their duties will include leading or supporting the EARSC activities within the secretariat specifically associated with digital tools to support our members, particularly eoMALL, a digital marketplace currently under development through which companies can offer their on-line services. Leading the development of this product will involve significant interaction with other organisations throughout Europe and requires initiative and innovation. This will require a blend of technical understanding and ‘soft’ skills to ensure that the resulting software meets user needs.

The job will include a certain amount of travel mainly inside Europe with much activity being focused around Brussels and the European institutions which are strong influencers for our technology and its markets.

The position will offer a variety of work and represents an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience of working with EU bodies from an industry perspective. Suitable support will be given to the candidate by senior members of the team and there is significant possibility to shape the job to suit the skills of the person recruited.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include:
• Working with the platform developers to tune the platform and make it attractive to both EO service providers and their clients
• Promoting the value offered by the site towards potential users
• Attracting additional service providers to offer their services through the marketplace
• Supporting development activities with digital insights surrounding on-line services
• Liaising with other project teams to create new features for the Marketplace responding to their specific needs

Qualifications:
• A relevant university degree plus several years of experience
• Business knowledge preferably with direct business experience
• Excellent level of spoken and written English. Other languages are an advantage

Further qualities:

• Evidence of creative thinking and innovation; ability to take initiatives
• Knowledge of digital marketplaces or commercial internet services
• An ability to network and build good working relationships
• Ability to perform research tasks using both Internet tools and other direct methods

Candidates are invited to submit their CV together with a letter of motivation to EARSC at info@earsc.org.

The IDEEO project is funded under the COSME Cluster Go International action. It promotes internationally the use of Earth Observation in different sectors. Join us!

You can register to the event here: https://goo.gl/forms/x7AWuvByYe2e2mio2

Agenda

8h30 – 9h00 Registration & Coffee

9h00 – 9h10 Welcome – EARSC

9h10 – 9h30 EC Perspective on EO sector – Thibaud Delourme

9h30 – 9h50 How does the EC support internationalisation? – Astrid-Christina Koch

9h50 – 10h10 Geoscience Australia – TBD

10h10 – 10h30 Eurochile – Linnet Solvay

10h30 – 10h50 EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation – Fabrizio Mura

10h50 – 11h20 Coffee Break

11h20 – 12h30 Business support services

CEO Javier Echarri – EBN innovation network
– National Trade Promotion Agency

12h30 – 14h00 Lunch & networking

14h00 – 14h20 IDEEO: Internationalising European Earth observation companies

– Phil Monbet – Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique

14h20 – 14h40 ESA perspective and internationalisation support – TBD

14h40 – 17h00 Success stories of international EO companies

– Marc Tondriaux – Terranis
– Tarek Habib – CLS
– Domenico Grandoni – e-GEOS
– Massimo Zotti – Planetek
– Agnieska Lukaszczyk – Planet
– Celestino Gomez – GMV
– Steve Lee – Astrosat
Round-table and Q&A
Networking

Mercator Ocean International and the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) are pleased to invite you to the kick-off event of a partnership signed between the two entities in the context of the Copernicus Programme. The Partnership is the first one of its kind with EARSC in the Copernicus Ecosystem. It will be signed during the 11th European Space Policy Conference, on 22nd January 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

This partnership envisioned by Pierre Bahurel, Director General of Mercator Ocean International and Geoff Sawyer, Secretary General of EARSC is meant to foster Copernicus Marine Service’s market and user uptake among a few hundred private companies of the Earth Observation (EO) downstream sector. By boosting the EO sector through the provision of free and open marine data, the partnership will also stimulate the blue growth which is an EU key economic sector with 500 billion € revenue and 5 million jobs.

EARSC will establish an unrivalled channel to reach out to and serve the EO Industry in the EU Pierre Bahurel said.

The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) is the only European non-profit organization promoting the use of Earth Observation (EO) technology and especially the companies in Europe which offer EO-related products and services. They are a membership based organization with the mission to foster the development of the European EO geoinformation services industry. They are for years an essential pillar of the Copernicus Ecosystem. http://earsc.org/

Contact: rory.donnelly@earsc.org

Mercator Ocean International’s is a WW leading company in Global Ocean Forecasting. The non-profit company, owned by 9 international players in Ocean Science, has been entrusted by the European Commission in 2014 to implement and to operate the EU Copernicus Marine Service. It delivers more than 16 000 subscribers worldwide needing reliable, up to date and free ocean data, information and indicators (science, business, public services, ngo…). Marine.copernicus.eu
https://www.mercator-ocean.fr/en/

Contact: cecile.thomas-courcoux@mercator-ocean.fr

EARSC is a partner of the Geospatial World Forum 2019!

Overview

Geospatial World Forum is a collaborative and interactive platform, which demonstrates collective and shared vision of the global geospatial community. It is an annual gathering of geospatial professionals and leaders representing the entire geospatial ecosystem.

This comprises of public policies, national mapping agencies, private sector enterprises, multilateral and development organizations, scientific and academic institutions, and above all end users from government, businesses, and citizen services. With Geospatial Media and Communications as the primary driver, Geospatial World Forum is conceived, designed and managed by a partner network of about 50 organizations globally.

In January 2018, the platform celebrated its 10th anniversary in Hyderabad, India. Over the years, Geospatial World Forum has become the most talked about geospatial event, best-known for its futuristic themes, engaging content, and top-level attendees. Back to Europe after 2 years, Geospatial World Forum 2019 is committed to creating a premium platform for geospatial community to learn, share, connect, brand, and network with stakeholders associated with the industry.

Theme
#geospatialbydefault – Empowering billions!
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, driven by AI, Big Data, IoT, and Robotics, is bringing significant attention to geospatial technology and expanding its reach to larger masses of the society. Geospatial technology is now empowering IT-enabled services and optimizing engineering workflows and business processes.

Being an integral part of this disruptive journey, geospatial industry is now open to larger market drivers, creating new growth opportunities. The hidden treasure of spatial thinking is being unveiled through collaborative, interactive, and more user-friendly platform. Simplifying utility and value of geospatial knowledge for consumers became a determining factor for successful business models.

While disruption gets to be the new normal, geospatial is becoming ubiquitous, pervasive, and ‘default’ in our daily lives. Join the #geospatialbydefault movement at Geospatial World Forum 2019 as we strive to make geographic information a common language for 7 billion people around the world.

Register now! here

It is our pleasure to invite you to the second IDEEO event “Space for Sea – How Earth Observation services can benefit European companies?”

The event will take place from the 21-22 November, Brest, France.

See the programme

Register here:https://anaisturpault.typeform.com/to/de12RW

About IDEEO:

the IDEEO project is funded under the COSME Cluster Go International action. The consortium is coordinated by the EARSC and composed of 2 sectorial clusters Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique (France) and Cluster Lucano di Bioeconomia (Italy).

The overarching objective of the IDEEO project is the creation of a new European partnership which will promote internationally the use of European Earth Observation capability in different sectors such as marine, agriculture, energy etc.

If you are a cluster interested in IDEEO’s objective, please contact Rory Donnelly.

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The European EO Services industry welcomes the proposal for an EU Space Programme and looks forward to making a strong contribution to its’ success. Copernicus remains an extremely important programme for Europe and for our sector. It has demonstrated how to deliver critical information to European policy makers whilst enabling the services industry to develop business in new markets so delivering more highly-skilled jobs in Europe.

The industry already plays a key role in the delivery of the Copernicus Services, but we consider that a great deal more is possible; the proposed programme lays out a number of key measures which can help. Industry has invested strongly in the development of new products and services, many based on the Free and Open data from Copernicus and is ready to invest further. We believe that a partnership between industry and government will enable the best returns for all parties. In this paper we set out our views on a number of the factors which can help deliver these increased benefits for Europe and its policy makers.

EARSC Position Paper

European Association of Remote Sensing Companies – EARSC:
EARSC represents the Earth Observation geo-information services sector in Europe with today 101 members (92 full members and 9 observers), coming from 23 countries covering the full EO services value chain including commercial operators of EO satellites, resellers of data, value-adding companies, geospatial information suppliers, consultancies and system/software providers. The sector plays a key role in providing value-added, geo-spatial information to its customers in Europe and the world. In 2016, the sector revenue in Europe was over €1.2b giving work to 7700 highly skilled employees; The sector is dominated by SME’s with over 95% of the companies having less than 50 and over 60% less than 10 persons employed.
This paper has been prepared and issued by the EARSC board of directors on behalf of the members of EARSC which are commercial companies, coming from Member States of the EU or ESA, providing services (including consultancy) or supplying equipment in the field of remote sensing or using EO data.

EARSC, under a contract to the European Space Agency (ESA), is investigating the impact of Copernicus Sentinel data on innovation and entrepreneurship, with the aim of improving understanding about emerging applications and business models, their technological and market maturity and the obstacles and challenges encountered by entrepreneurs who want to create businesses based on Copernicus Sentinel data.

The survey is addressed at business or individuals who are (or have been) involved in commercialising a product or a service based on Copernicus Sentinel data.

Participants will benefit from a free 6-months trial EARSC membership, as well as a number of other benefits, including potentially being featured as a “success story” within the upcoming report (after follow-up interview)

The survey is comprised of 13 questions and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Take the survey

Through a series of studies, EARSC aims to gather quantitative evidence that the usage of Copernius Sentinel data provides an effective and convenient support to various market application.

These sudies are in the frame of the study “Assessing the detailed economic benefits derived from Copernicus Earth Observation (EO) data within selected value chains”, under an assignment from the European Space Agency (ESA). website

The EO4GEO project is inviting experts in the Earth Observation / Geographic Information sectors to participate in the process of developing a Body of Knowledge (BoK) for GI and EO. We are looking for professionals ready to support the description of the particular concepts (topics) in different inter-related knowledge areas, by commenting and contributing to the elaboration of the relevant texts.

EO4GEO – Towards an innovative strategy for skills development and capacity building in the space geo-information sector supporting Copernicus user uptake is an Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance that started January 2018.. EO4GEO aims to help bridging the skills gap in the Earth Observation / Geographic Information sector by creating a strong alliance of players from the sector/community. Its main objective is to reinforce the existing EO/GI training and education ecosystem and fostering the uptake and integration of space/geospatial data and services in end-user applications.

One of the first fields of the Project’s activity is the development and operationalization of a Body of Knowledge (BoK) for GI and EO. The existing Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge (GI S&T BoK), developed by the GI-N2K project on the basis of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, will be the basis for further development. We assume that describing the Geographic Information and Earth Observation domain should be done by defining the underpinning inter-related concepts (theories, methods, technologies, etc.) that should be covered in education and training curricula. The process of developing the BoK for GI and EO will be carried out by the network of experts covering both fields.

We would appreciate your support in the development of the BoK for GI and EO join the Network of GI/EO Experts. Therefore we invite you to fill the form available at the link http://bit.ly/openEO4GEOexpert.
All personal data of the involved experts will be processed in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). More information can be found in the form.

The candidate experts will be selected by the EO4GEO BoK for GI & EO Editorial Team based on the provided information and will receive upon selection another invitation, followed by the relevant materials and more precise guidance. EO4GEO has no dedicated budget for this type of work, but is currently developing a rewarding mechanism which will include, among others: acknowledgement and visibility of the contributing experts in the BoK and the EO4GEO platform; the joint preparation of scientific and other publications, etc. More information on how this would work and how you can benefit from it will be released together with guidelines for editing the BoK.

Thank you in advance for your readiness to support the elaboration of the Body of Knowledge (BoK) for GI and EO, which will be available for development of the curricula within the Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance and beyond.

More about EO4GEO Project: www.eo4geo.eu