News from Members: EARSC published two new industry positions

Recently, EARCS published two new industry positions: A position paper on the future evolution of Copernicus A statement on the ESA earth observation proposal for Space 19+ The first one details the position of the European Earth Observation (EO) services industry (represented by EARSC) on the evolution of the Copernicus programme, an EU flagship programme designed to provide the public with geospatial information in support of policy-making. The second one is referring to the forthcoming ESA Council at Ministerial level.

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CALL FOR TENDER: Data ecosystems for geospatial data – Evolution of Spatial Data Infrastructures

In the context of ELISE (European Location Interoperability Solutions for e-Government) Action of the ISA2 programme, the JRC is planning to launch a procurement aiming to investigate how Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) can evolve into data ecosystems to support the goals of digital government in Europe. The work should take into account factors such as relevant actors, their responsibilities and data value chains, emerging data sources (e.g. the Internet of Things) and technical/architectural approaches (e.g. digital platforms, mobile-by-default, Application Programming Interfaces). It should also address the interoperability between data ecosystems for different sectors and/or different countries and cross-cutting requirements for geospatial data. The outcomes of the work will provide an input into the discussion on the future evolution of INSPIRE after the conclusion of the current implementation programme in 2020. Deadline for registration of interest 30/08/2019Find out more about this planned call for tender and register your interest!

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EUROGI towards New Challenges and Visions

In the beginning of April EUROGI celebrated its 25 year anniversary with two events. On 5 April a one day event “Horizon 2030 – Visions and Challenges in GI” has been held where where representatives of European Commission and stakeholders of our members community discussed current challenges and opportunities of the GI sector. The day after, on 6 April, 36th General Board meeting of EUROGI has been held, where seven members of EUROGI Executive Committee have been elected. Facing the significant changes and developments of the European GI landscape, the General Board decided to initiate the development of a new strategy for EUROGI’s work. Based on the input provided by EUROGI members during the last year and a structured consultation of EUROGI members and selected European GI stakeholders within the upcoming six months, a dedicated task team will define a strategy to support the European GI community leveraging the ongoing rapid developments and to jointly shape our community’s future. The process will be lead by the re-elected vice-president Andreas Wytzisk, who has also been appointed to be the new president of EUROGI.

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“Horizon 2030 – Visions and Challenges in GI“

This spring has been passing 25 years since the establishment of EUROGI. We would like to specifically mark this with the event “Horizon 2030 – Visions and Challenges in GI“ on April 5 in Brussels, where we expect an interesting discussion of the challenges of European GI sector in the next decade from various aspects. Kindly invited! DRAFT PROGRAM and REGISTRATION

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News from EUROGI Members – EARSC: Industry Core Survey

EARSC, the European Association of Remote Sensing companies, is conducting its industry survey to map the state and health of the companies providing EO services in Europe for the fourth time. Previous reports can be found at the following link. Now in 2018/2019 the survey shall be updated with the following objectives:   Characterise the business of the EO services industries in Europe Understand the way in which the industry sector is evolving Identify the key issues that the industry is facing today and over the next few years Assess the impact of Copernicus on the sector. If you are from the industry sector please fill in the SURVEY.

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News from EUROGI Members – AGEO: „Copernicus Master in Digital Earth“ launched

Applications for this new European Master study programme now are invited until March 14, with general info offered at https://www.master-cde.eu and call details at https://www.master-cde.eu/admission/procedures-deadlines/calls/. Candidates can apply for full scholarships or as self-funded students. All admitted students will start with a year at University of Salzburg’s Z_GIS and then select either Université Bretagne Sud or the University of Olomouc for their second year. We expect excellent students from an initial background in Geoinformatics and Earth Observation with an ambition to develop a strong focus on developing competences in GeoDataScience, Application Development, Communicating with Geomedia and through Geovisualization as well as Spatial Analytics and SDI.

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News from EUROGI Members – DDGI: Call for Papers – Copernicus Meets Galileo

The conference “Copernicus meets Galileo – Earth Observation – Navigation – GeoIT” will take place in Bochum on 8 and 9 May  2019. ZENIT GmbH, the Enterprise Europe Network, the Georg Agricola University of Applied Sciences and the CopServ Network are the organizers of the international event, which builds on the April 2018 conference “Earth Observation & Copernicus Technologies and Solutions for User Applications”. The German Aerospace Center and the DDGI are partners / members of the CopServ network and supporters of the event. Contributions to the following topics can be submitted by 15 January 2019: – Data access points and cloud computing – Hubs, DIAS, CODE-DE, Sentinel Hub, Amazon AWS, … – Autonomous vehicles, aviation, transport (land, water, air, rail) – mobile robotics – miniaturization – swarm intelligence – – Monitoring – Ground movement and ground changes – Sector-specific service architectures – Competence centers – Application sectors: energy industry / renewable energy, mining / post-mining, agriculture / forestry, smart cities / urban monitoring, maritime and inland navigation, water management, environmental and nature conservation, climate protection, transport and mobility – Challenges from the point of view of (potential) users – what are the barriers, drivers and requirements, where are applications […]

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