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EARSC General Assembly 30June2011

The AGM day organised by EARSC held on June 30 in Brussels was very successful with a morning session looking at GMES Space and Policy following the AGM itself. In the afternoon, we looked at the market perspectives providing an analysis of the current situation of operational EO value added services and the associated geo-information business.

Close to 50 participants attended this year’s AGM. One of the seminar´s main strengths, warmly acknowledged by attendees, proved to be the open discussions in the morning on topics as GMES long-term funding commitment, regulatory framework, governance structures and challenges… or during the afternoon the dialogue mechanisms within other associations and discussing the future opportunities for the Service Industry within other markets.

Member´s participation in this event was of enormous value and EARSC would like to express its warmest appreciation for that.

10h20 – 10h45 Networking coffee
  SEMINAR on ”GMES and Space Policy”
10h45 – 11h00 Opening Seminar by Geoff SAWYER, EARSC Secretary General
11h00 – 11h15 Speech by Karl VON WOGAU, Secretary General Kangaroo Group, Honorary Member European Parliament
11h15 – 11h30 GMES and opportunities for EO businesses by Josef ASCHBACHER, ESA GMES Space Office
11h30 – 11h45 Climate Change service to support a greener growth more compliant with the target 20/20/20 by Nathalie CRESTE-MANSERVISI, Climate Strategy, EC
11h45 – 12h00 GMES Initial Operations: overview and pespectives by Josiane MASSON, GMES Bureau, EC
12h00 – 12h15 EU Space Industrial Policy by Gaëlle Michelier, Space PolicyUnit, EC
12h15 – 12h45 Discussion: Q & A
12h45 – 13h30 Buffet Lunch
  SEMINAR on “The EO services industry for tomorrow”
13h30 – 14h30 Round Table on EO evolution (Discussion 1, Chaired by Stephane Israel, EARSC Director)
13h30 – 13h45 Horizon Scanning by Chetan PRADHAN, EARSC Director
13h45 – 14h00 EO data market, implications for services by Adam KEITH, Euroconsult
14h00 – 14h15 Commercialization of EO research by J. Styles, Assimila
14h15 – 14h30 Discussion
14h30 – 15h00 Networking coffee
15h00 – 16h15 Round Table on market synergies (Discussion 2, Chaired by Chetan Pradhan, EARSC Director)
15h00 – 15h15 ESA Value Adding Element: Future Opportunities by Steve COULSON, ESA-EOMD
15h15 – 15h30 Challenges for the Geobusiness market by GMES, Galileo and INSPIRE by M. Fornefeld – Micus Consulting
15h30 – 15h45 The GNSS industry is ready to contribute to GMES by Gard UELAND, Galileo Services
15h45 – 16h15 Synthesis & Outcome