The workshop informed the attendees on key issues relating to a quality scheme for the industry and other European/International Initiatives. There was a lot of support for the industry to act and several ideas emerged. EARSC will establish a working group addressing Quality aspects that should meet for the first time in the autumn. Any member wishing to participate to this workshop should let the secretariat know to be sure to receive details once it is set up.
ESA is conducting a study on the “quality scheme for EO industry”. The study consists of two elements (1) a management system element based on ISO9001 and (2) product certification based on a standard product specification with independent testing performed by a suitably qualified organisation.
Companies (with experience in the application of ISO9001 to Remote Sensing products and services) are welcome to provide inputs to the “quality study for EO industry”. Three documents covering this scheme have been prepared (Scheme Description, DRD for Product Specification (product certification based on a standard product specification with independent testing performed by a suitably qualified organisation) and Guide for the application of ISO9001).
Review of scheme documents distributed to EARSC Members Coordination with relevant EC activities Defining a way forward
Co-chairs (C. Hoffmann – EARSC BoD,
|15h00-15h30: Networking coffee
|15h30: Introduction (Co-Chairs)
|15h45: Brief Feedback on scheme documents: C. Hoffmann (Geoville), E. Willen (Metria),
|16h30: Discussion (All)
|17h00: Presentation of the EU project, GEO label (ESA)
|17h15: Way forward, definition of actions (All – Co-chairs)
|17h45: End of Workshop