The purpose of these workshops was to explore cooperation opportunities with Latin American countries by sharing information on the use of Space applications, mainly on Earth observation and satellite navigation, through regional workshops for a group of Latin American countries.
The key aim of the Space Applications workshops was the implementation of the ‘Space Strategy for Europe’s adopted in October 2017, as well as the promotion of activities from EU Member States and ESA. Moreover, the workshops raised awareness about European space actors showing how space data can be used for policy making, academia, operations and to support SMEs and start-ups.
EARSC was invited by the European Commission to participate in both missions in two ways :
- Presentation given by EARSC Secretariat
- Presentations given by EARSC members focused on local cases (or Latin America) related to their priority areas which are: precision agriculture, mining, forestry, disaster.
This was a great opportunity to open the doors to the EO market in Latin America, implement EARSC’s internationalisation strategy, as well as present members’ solutions and how they could contribute to the Latin American User needs.
The workshops have been funded by the Partnership Instrument (PI) and organised under the Technical Assistance Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) of the European Commission.