It has long been recognised that one of the prime mechanisms for the maturation of an industry is the identification and generation of industry norms and standards, increasing both the confidence that customers have in the products and services of the industry and the ability of companies to meet customer needs for the future.
To this end the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), in conjunction with ESA, set up an Industry Best Practice Working Group (IBPWG) to work on the subject of standards and certification for the industry. This resulted in April 2013 in a certification workshop held at ESA premises in Frascati, Italy where is was agreed to publish an industry certification guideline, a Document Requirements Specification (DRD) for EO Product Specifications, run a pilot study to assess the management system requirements identified by the IBPWG and report on the pilot study to the stakeholders invited to the conference.
The pilot activities shall conclude in October 2014 with the assessment of two volunteer companies against the management requirements by an accredited third party certification body.
The objective of this workshop is to report on the above actions, and identify the way ahead for the industry with respect to certification.
Full programme EARSC certification in conjunction the OGP’s EO Subcommittee Workshop
1. Recap of the scheme
2. Report on actions undertaken
a. Publishing of certification guideline and DRD
b. Implementation of pilot
3. Report from pilot companies
d. Stevenson Astrosat
4. Report from Certification Body
5. Question and Answer session
6. Wider picture
7. The way forward
Venue: Head office. Tullow Oil plc 9 Chiswick Park 566 Chiswick High Road London W4 5XT United Kingdom
Ground floor meetings rooms within reception area. Security/registration instructions will be provided
Tullow Oil London-location